John H. “Skippy” Nolan 81, beloved husband of the late Mary G. (Sanphy) Nolan with whom he shared fifty eight years of marriage, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late William R. and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Nolan. He received his education in the Beverly school system and graduated from Beverly High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Nolan had been employed for thirty years as a firefighter for the City of Beverly until the time of his retirement.
A lifelong resident of the City of Beverly, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Italian Community Center, the Vittori Rocci Post and the American Legion in Manchester by the Sea. He was also a member of the Firefighters’ Union Local #769 and a longtime member of West Beach where he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving him are two daughters, Deborah M. DiFazio and her husband, John and Lisa E. Nolan-Rich and her husband, Thomas M. all of Beverly, one son, Lawrence J. Nolan and his wife, Caroline of Alton, NH, four grandchildren, Ryan J. DiFazio and Darcy E. DiFazio both of Beverly, Christopher J. Nolan and Shannon M. Nolan both of Alton, NH, a brother, Thomas F. Nolan and his wife, Ellen of Beverly, a sister-in-law, Priscilla Swanson of Danvers and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Elizabeth Pocaidlo, Margaret Theriault and William R. Nolan Jr.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret’s Church, Beverly Farms on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location) on Monday from 4 to 7 P.M. Burial will be in Beverly Farms Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Skippy’s memory to Hospice of the North Shore Inc. 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 600 Cummings Center,
Beverly, MA 01915. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com
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