December 31, 1943 - October 1, 2021
Bert Lawton, 77, of Danvers, died peacefully on Friday, October 1, 2021 following a lengthy illness with his beloved wife Denise by his side. Born in Lynn on Dec. 31, 1943, Bert always enjoyed celebrating his New Year’s Eve birthday with family and friends. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era, thoroughly enjoying his time in Germany. A proud retired member of the Danvers Fire Department, Bert was best known as the owner and operator of Riverside Oil for thirty-six years. He was a member of the Danversport Yacht Club and loved spending time on his boat, “Our Time.” In addition to his wife, Denise Kenny of Danvers, he leaves his siblings, Judi Burrows and her husband Arnold, Raymond Lawton and his wife Patricia, and Michelle Heyde and her husband Mike, a stepsister, Corinne Allaire and her husband Roger, a sister-in-law, Susan Kenny-Welch and her late husband Norm. He also leaves two children, Paula Olson and David Lawton, numerous grandchildren, a great-grandson, and several nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Steven Ogilbee, a sister, Sandy Kanick, and a brother, John Lawton. Bert’s family is especially grateful to the staff at Care One at Essex Park in Beverly for the special attention they showed to him during his illness. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:30AM in Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. As requested, there are no visiting hours and burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bert’s memory may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. Arrangements are by C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. To share an expression of sympathy with Bert’s family, please visit www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Bert Lawton, 77, of Danvers, died peacefully on Friday, October 1, 2021 following a lengthy illness with his beloved wife Denise by his side. Born in Lynn on Dec. 31, 1943, Bert always enjoyed celebrating his New Year’s Eve birthday with... View Obituary & Service Information
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