John E. “Jack”
Vickery, 81, longtime resident of Victor Avenue, Beverly and
husband of Joyce A. (Parady)
Vickery, died Monday, October 22, 2012 in the Kaplan Family
Hospice House, Danvers following his long illness.
Cambridge August 16, 1931, son of the late Daniel and
Mary (Butte) Vickery, he was raised in Cambridge where he
attended public schools. Following high school he served during
Married 1950 in
Gloucester the Vickerys made their
home in Gloucester for several years, Beverly then Ipswich where
they raised their family and in 1984 back to Victor Avenue,
Beverly. For twenty-five of these years he was employed as a
salesman and agency manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co,
district manager for ten years at the John E. Cain Snack, Co. in
Cambridge, ten years as the owner and operator of the
Willow-Rest Village Market in Gloucester and most recently he
was employed by the Mass. Highway Dept, District Four, Arlington
as an account.
He was a longtime
communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church where he for many years
he served as an usher and was both a member and employee of the
Beverly Senior Center where he dispatched buses and gave rides
to those who were home bound.
“Jack” will be
remembered by many for his charisma and humor. His greatest joy
was caring for his loving wife and being with his close family.
He also enjoyed house projects and yard work.
I addition to his
wife of 62 years he is survived by two sons, John P. Vickery and
his wife Janet of Ipswich, David M. Vickery and his wife
Jennifer of Ipswich; a daughter, Nancy E.
Popick and her husband Patrick of CO; eight
grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert
Vickery and his wife Ramona of FL, Walter A. Vickery and his
companion Carol of Manchester-by-the-Sea; a sister Ann
Trupiano and her husband Joseph of
Beverly and many nephews and nieces. He was the father of the
late Linda J. Bernard formerly of Ipswich. He was also
predeceased by his siblings Charles Vickery, James Vickery,
William Vickery and Alice Ross.
Visiting hours are
Thursday, October 25 from 4 to 8 pm at the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
His funeral will be held 10 am Friday, October 26,
at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home followed by the
celebration of a Funeral Mass at 11 am in Our Lady of Hope
Church, 1 Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich.
Interment will be in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family
and friends are respectfully welcomed. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Kaplan
Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.