WWII, Korea veteran

Published in the May 25, 2017 edition

John-Terry-Obit-webDANVERS – John H. Terry, 94, of Salem, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Alice (Michaud) Akatyszewski Terry with whom he had shared 28 years. He was also the husband of the late Juanita (Ouellette) Terry with whom he had shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in Beverly and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Edward C. and Elizabeth (O’Brien) Terry. John was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served two enlistments overseas with the Navy as a Radioman. Following his honorable discharge in 1952, he returned to Salem and began working as a machinist for the United Shoe Machine Corp. in Beverly. He retired with 40 years’ service with the USMC.

John enjoyed spending time with his families, vacationing, reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing cribbage, and dancing. He was a kind and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his devoted wife, Alice, he is survived by his sons, Mark Terry and his wife Maryann of Salem, Brian Terry and his wife Cheryl of Hampton, NH, his daughter, Deborah Pierce and her husband Stephen of Carrabassett, ME, his sister, Carol Cudmore and her husband Thomas of Salem, three grandchildren; Diana, Derek and April and four great-grandchildren, Shamus, Brendan, Cooper, and Logan, as well as many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his step-sons and daughters, Robert Akatyszewski and his wife Laura of Effingham, NH, Richard Akatyszewski and his wife Shelly of Hollis, NH, Debra Nearing and her husband Bruce of North Reading, Patricia Rutkowski and her husband Henry and John Akatyszewski and his wife Pattie both of Salem, Carol Julien and her husband Scott of Danvers, and 13 step-grandchildren, Diana, James, Kathryn, Jennifer and husband Scott, Johanni, Markus, Katalina, Caitlin, Emily, Ava, Christopher, Jonathan, and Valerie and two great-granddaughters, Cassidy and Anna. He was predeceased by his brother Edward Terry and sisters, Elizabeth Pacelko, Alice Gonyea and Nancy Belisle.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral mass at Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 11 AM to be followed by his burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday, May 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-02, Danvers, MA 01923 or National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com