Freeman R. "Whitey" Summers, 81, of Lynn, MA passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, May 12, 2021 surrounded by the love of his children at the Kaplan House in Danvers. Freeman was born and raised in Everett to the late George and Melvina (Delaney) and graduated with his class from The Everett Vocational School for mechanical. A hard worker, Freeman worked many years for Harvard Folding Box Company, Ingredient Technology and as a longtime crossing guard in Melrose and Lynn. Freeman proudly served his country with the US Army and he was very active as a member of the Fidelity and Wyoming Lodge of Melrose, where he became a 32nd Degree Mason and he also was a member of the Alleppo Shriners. Whitey volunteered with the Shriners at Boston Bruin games collecting for the 50/50 raffles and every Christmas he would buy popcorn balls and chocolate from Russo's Candy and bring them to the children at Shriners Burn Hospital in Boston, Freeman also was an avid sports enthusiast, especially his Red Sox and Bruins and loved watching old movies over and over again.
Freeman was the beloved husband of the late Janet L. (Jackson) Summers and is survived by their daughter, Jennifer L. Larocque and her husband Darren of Danville, NH and James Summers and his wife Brigida of Lynn, his grandsons, Cody James and Kyle Jackson Summers of Lynn, his siblings, Dorothy Cunha, George Summers and his wife Lillian, Robert Summers and his wife Ellen, Ronald Summers, Joey Summers and his wife Mary and Mary Summers, his sister- in-law, Pamalia Hollenbach, his brother-in law, John Tarrant as well as many, many nieces and nephews, especially Billy with whom he shared the same birthday. Freeman was predeceased by his brother, George Robert Summers and his in laws, Tony Cunha, Loretta Summers, Bill Hollenbach and Sue Tarrant.
Family and friends are kindly invited to Whitey's Graveside Service on Friday morning, June 18th at 10 o'clock in the Purital Lawn Memorial Park, Lake Street, Peabody. Those wishing to attend may meet at the front gate at 9:45. For those who wish, Whitey may be remembered through donations to The Shriners Burn Hospital for Children in Boston, The Cam Neely Foundation at Tufts Medical Center or The Boston Bruins Foundation c/o Boston Bruins.
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