Former crossing guard formed town’s Junior Sports Cheerleading
June was born in Boston on Nov. 6, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Harry Topping. June grew up in Malden, where she formed lifelong friendships with her classmates. She was queen of her Senior Prom and upon graduation, worked with her Aunt Peg Murphy at an insurance company.
She married Walter Reinstein, also from Malden. June and Walter lived in Malden for 11 years prior to moving to Lynnfield in the early 1970s. While in Lynnfield, June’s husband Walter, along with friends, created what is now known as Lynnfield Junior Sports. June, wanting to participate, formed the first Junior Sports Cheerleading squad, involving young women in sports and athletics.
June joined the Lynnfield Police Department as a crossing guard for two schools, the middle school as well as Summer Street School. She remained employed with the Lynnfield Police Department for 17 years. She always said, “It was the best job I ever had, I loved it.”
June was an avid reader as well as a very good writer of poetry. Several of her poems were published over the years. She always had an interesting story to tell of her life experiences and as she aged and started suffering from dementia some of her stories were fascinating to listen to. Not necessarily true but very amusing. When her husband of 60 years passed, June moved to New Hampshire to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She resided in Bedford, New Hampshire for the past nine years.
June’s daughter Susan Springer and her husband, Don, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, survive her. Her son Steven and his wife Martina of Litchfield, New Hampshire, also survive June. Three grandchildren also survive June: Doug Jones, Michael Jones and Mathew Jones; and one great grandchild, Doug Jones III. June’s husband Walter Reinstein and her brother William M. Topping predeceased her.
Following cremation, calling hours will be held at the Peabody Funeral Home and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053 on Friday April 15, 2022. The burial will take place in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake St., Peabody on a later date. Mask usage at the Peabody Funeral Home is at the discretion of the attendee.