U.S. Navy veteran of World War II
Published December 5, 2018
LYNNFIELD — Everett E. Collier, 90, of Lynnfield died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Melican) Collier. He was born and raised in Lynn, and was the son of the late Louis C and Anna E. (Fritz) Collier. He was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and Northeastern University. He has lived in Lynnfield the past 58 years.
He was a Navy veteran of Word War II and served as a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the Pacific Theater. He was the chairman of the Lynnfield Republican Town Committee, and chairman of the Wage Study Board for the town of Lynnfield. He was head of the CCD Committee at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield. He was an avid jogger and enjoyed sailing. Mr. Collier repaired and built boats. Mr. Collier was the author of a book on marine corrosion, and wrote multiple articles for marine publications.
Mr. Collier was an engineer in the defense and marine industries. He also worked for Sylvania for 20 years in several of their plants.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Scott Collier and his wife Mary of York, Maine; and Gregory Collier and his wife Jenne of Henderson, Nevada. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Matthew and Adrian of York, Maine; a sister-in-law Claire Collier of Lynn; and his nieces and nephews Danny Collier, Tim Collier, Ann MacCorkle and Beth Collier. He is the brother of the late Raymond F. Collier.
A private funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 3 in the Solimine Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, Lynn. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. In order to sign the guestbook, visit www.solimine.com.