Obituaries 12-18-2012

June ‘June Bug’ Legro

Former GE Punch Press Operator

June E. “June Bug” (Channell) Legro of Peabody died December 10 at her son’s home after a long illness.   She was 82 years old.

The beloved wife of the late James L. “Whitey” Legro, Sr., she was born in Lynn, daughter of the late Fred and Hazel M. (Hoitt) Legro. She was a resident of Lynn for most of her life, lived in Peabody for  the past seven years and was a graduate of Ingalls Elementary School and attended Lynn English High School. She worked at the General Electric Company on Allerton Street where she operated a Punch Press for several years. She previously worked at the former Nissans Bakery and Witham Caterers.

June had a great sense of humor and her true devotion was the time she would spend with her family and friends. She enjoyed camping at Long Lake and Kokatosi Campgrounds. She also enjoyed playing bingo, swimming, crocheting, was an avid gardener and loved her flowers.

She is survived by one son James L. Legro, Jr. and his wife. Marilyn of Lynn; two daughters, Sandra Legro and Christine “Chris” O’Blenes and her husband, Ray, all of Peabody and her brother, Dewain U. Channell of Peabody. She is also survived by eight loving grandchildren, six cherished great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Lt. Corporal Frederick George Channell who was killed in action in Guam in 1944, Leslie E. Channell and Byron J. Channell.

Funeral arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. For online register book please visit

Emery Nunes

Of Florida, formerly of Revere and Peabody

Emery H. Nunes died peacefully on November 29 in Venice, Florida following a brief illness. He was 67 years old.

Born in Revere and raised in Peabody, he was the son of the late Emery Nunes and Irene Nunes of Littleton. He graduated from Peabody High School, attended barber school and later went on to receive his driving certification from Sunoco where he was employed for many years.  For the past several years he worked in finance and sales.

A life-member of the Elks Lodge #2378 of Englewood, Florida, he served as Esteemed Lecturing Knight and Esteemed Loyal Knight plus being deemed Elk of the Month on a number of occasions for his many volunteer efforts.  He was an avid hockey fan, Bruins at heart despite residing in Florida, a music lover; a gifted artist; and a great cook who will be greatly missed for the countless volunteer hours he devoted catering for the weekly Elks Lodge events.

He is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Nunes of Danvers and a son, John Nunes and his wife, Kristen, and a grandson, Camden Nunes of Saugus,  a niece, Christine Elliott of Danvers, a nephew, Michael Flynn of Hooksett, NH, several cousins and many devoted friends.

A memorial service, Lodge Of Sorrow, will be held in remembrance at the Elks Lodge #2378, Englewood, Florida.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hospice of North Shore and Greater Boston, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923 or to a charity of your choice.


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