Obituaries 08-14-2014

Ronald Clifford Savory

US Air Force Retiree, formerly of Lynn

Ronald Clifford (Cliff) Savory, a long time resident of Apache Junction, Arizona, formerly of Lynn, passed away on Friday, May 9. He was 75 years old and at the time of his passing Cliff was residing at The Courtyard Towers Assisted Living in Mesa, Arizona.

Cliff was born in Lynn on July 23, 1938 to Clifford Savory and Mildred Surette. After high school he joined the US Army and then enlisted in the US Air Force from which he retired after serving 20 years.

Services for Cliff were held at the V. A. National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on June 16, 2014.

The final affairs of the estate are being handled by Otis Fiduciary & Guardianship Services of Maricopa, AZ. Mr. Otis is the Personal Representative for the estate and is seeking information for Cliff’s children and family. Please contact James D. Otis at 480-491-6442 if you have any information on the location of family members.

Lucille Sevinor

Longtime Marblehad Resident

Lucille Sevinor, formerly of Marblehead, died at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on August 1. She was 96 years old.

Lucille was born on June 5, 1918 in Brockton and at age six moved to Hyde Park. She was the daughter of the late Abraham Mezansky and Dorothy (Block) Mezansky and resided in Marblehead for most of her life.

She was the devoted and loving wife of the late Leo Sevinor with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. They married in 1941 and within three months theeafter, Leo was drafted into the US Army and served as an infantryman and sharpshooter in the Phillipines. In all, he served five years in the US Army during which time they were apart. He received numerous medals including the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon and the Bronze Service Star.

Lucille was a member of Temple Israel in Swampscott and Congregation Shirat Hayam. She was a lifelong member of Temple Israel’s Sisterhood, the Marblehead-Swampscott Chapter of Hadassah and a volunteer at Salem Hospital.

Lucille was the devoted and loving mother of Dr. Sheldon Sevinor and Ruthann Sevinor and Ralph and Meryle Sevinor and Gary Sevinor and his wife, Lydia. She was the adored grandmother to Cara Fineman and her husband, David Sobol, Jared Sevinor and Jordan Sevinor; the loving great grandmother to Alexa, Dylan and Gavin Sobol of Wellesley. She was also the cherished sister of Jeanette and Alan Ablow, the late Bernard Mason and Eugene Mezansky.


Mrs. Sevinor’s Funeral was held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem, on August 3. Internment was at the Temple Israel Section of Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery on Lowell Street in Peabody. Shiva was held at Woodbridge Assisted Living in Peabody following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Lucille’s Memory may be donated to All Care Hospice, Development Office, 210 Market St., Lynn, Massachusetts 01901.

Phyllis Gillooly

Of Connecticut, formerly of Lynn

Phyllis F. (Connolly) Gillooly of River Ridge, Avon, CT, formerly of Canton, CT, and Lynn passed away peacefully on August 11 at UCONN Medical Center following a brief battle with gastric (stomach) cancer.

She was 84 years old.

The widow of the late Joseph J. Gillooly, Jr., she was born May 18, 1930 in Lynn, the daughter of the late T. Frank and Helen E. (Lovett) Connolly and was predeceased by a brother, Robert “Bobby” Connolly.

She was a 1948 graduate of Lynn Classical High School. Phyllis began her career in banking in her hometown of Lynn and continued to work in this field after her move to Connecticut 49 years ago, working for both Society for Savings and The Bank of Hartford. She loved to talk and laugh, and had a wonderfully amazing memory that allowed her to recall people, places, dates and events that made a conversation with her a true joy. She enjoyed reading books, listening to music, doing crossword puzzles, and keeping up with the news and world events, and was always willing to engage in a conversation about the latter (as long as she could share her opinion first).

She held a true love for the North Shore in Massachusetts and enjoyed the everlasting memories she made traveling there with her family. In later years, Phyllis cared for her grandchildren; reading to and playing with them, and she was very proud of them.

She leaves behind her beloved son and daughter-in-law, Joseph J. “Josh” Gillooly, III and Lynn Gillooly of Canton, CT, and her cherished grandchildren, Kayla and Connor Gillooly, also of Canton, CT. They will forever miss their Nana. Phyllis also leaves the caring staff and wonderful friends she made at River Ridge in Avon; she truly enjoyed the three years that she resided there. She also leaves behind a special friend, Jules Vrijmoet, also of River Ridge.

Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton, CT today, Thursday, August 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Funeral will be on Friday, August 15 at 10:15 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Collinsville, CT. Burial will follow in Village Cemetery in Collinsville, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or to the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn, MA, 25 N Common Street, Lynn, MA 01902. Please visit for online condolences.

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