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John T. Anno
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    347 Highland Ave.,
    Salem, MA 01970

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“Dear Kate, Lauren and Devin,I also have wonderful childhood memories of our summers in Everett. Aunt Lillian still has the painting of the last...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Leila Dini - San Antonio, TX

“Dear Kate, Lauren and Devon and families,I have wonderful family memories of cousin, John and he will always have a place in our hearts. Our...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Maurice-Hoffman - NJ

“We all meet thousands of people throughout our lives, they come and go without a second thought. As the years pass, very few remain in our occasional...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Fountain - York, ME - Friend

“We all meet thousands of people throughout our lives, they come and go without a second thought. As the years pass, very few remain (besides family...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Fountain - York, ME - Friend

“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Devin, Mrs Anno and family,Having received the Lynnfield Villager I was saddened to hear the news of your father's passing. I send my sincere...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Elias Fagan - Lynnfield, MA

“Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“I was sorry to learn about John's passing--such a kind, gentle, and solid man who loved his family, friends and profession. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Valerie Kelley - Lynnfied/EHS '65, MA

“When we first moved to the neighborhood, John was one of the first neighbors we met. John came over to help David take down a tree. When a beehive...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sara and David Richman - MA

“John was a dear friend in H.S. Always was there for his friends when ever we needed him. Never a cross word was uttered by John. He will be missed...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Frances Deibel - West Bridgewater, MA

“It's been a long time since we taught at Belmonte together. Rest In Peace my friend.Bob Braid ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Braid - Mount Dora, FL

“Kate, Lauren and Devon,I was saddened to hear of John's passing. I only met him a couple of times, but he clearly was a great guy. My brother in law...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bob McMahan - Family Friend

“My deepest sympathies to the Anno family. John was one of my best friends in Junior high and high school.I spent many nights doing Algebra together...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jack McLaughlin - Abington, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loved and deepest condolences are extended to you. Something that's helped me through the death of loved ones is to...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Aunt Kay, Lauren and Devin; So very sorry to hear this sad news about Uncle John. Please know we have the fondest memories of John and may he Rest...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Matthews - Saugus, MA

“With thoughts and prayers from The Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Maria Goretti parish, staff and parishioners...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Mary lou Goodwin - Peabody, MA

“My Sincerest condolences for your loss. May precious memories of your dear loved one, along with encouraging words such as those found at John 11: 25...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: - CA


John T. Anno, of Lynnfield, died at the Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham on Nov. 8, 2018. John was born in Melrose, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1965. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Boston University, Class of 1969 & his Masters degree from Boston State College, Class of 1973. John resided in Lynnfield for the past 40 years and worked as a School Teacher for the Saugus Middle School for 35 years before his retirement. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed fishing, carpentry, history, antiquing and traveling to Italy, London, Turkey and the British Isles. John loved the Boston Red Sox, hockey, animals and family vacations at Lake Winnipesaukee. He thoroughly enjoyed his coffee, taking walks, caring for his home and gardening. John was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Masterson) Anno. Loving father of Lauren Anno-Mills & her husband Ryan of Beverly and Devin Anno & his wife Lauren of Peabody. Cherished grandfather of Ethan & Evan. Brother of the late Thomas Anno. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Sunday, Nov. 11th from 2-6 PM. Funeral Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 12th at 8:30 AM, followed by a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Meadow Green Nursing Home Activity Fund 45 Woburn St., Waltham, MA 02452 or Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.