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Donald S. Lightbody

Donald S. Lightbody, 82, husband of Irene S. (Tower) Lightbody of Allen Lane, Ipswich, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following his long illness.

Born in Beverly May 26, 1935 son of the late Oscar S. and Marion M. (Squibb) Lightbody  he was raised in Hamilton, a 1954 graduate of Hamilton High School. Married in 1970 the Lightbodys made their home and raised their family from their Allen Lane address. Mr. Lightbody was employed as an a electro-optic engineer with EG&G Inc., Salem. He retired in 1997 after thirty-six years of service. His favorite past time was golfing with his friends  at New Meadows Golf Course in Topsfield.

He was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Hamilton. 

In addition to his wife Irene  he is survived by three daughters, Linda Heitz and husband Peter of S. Hamilton, Deborah Tripp and husband Ronald of Fort Myers, FL, and Gail Lightbody of Rowley, two sons, Scott Landry and  wife Lisa of Melrose, and Robert Butters and wife Barbara of Salem;  many grandchildren and  great grandchildren; two sisters, Arline Cormier of Hamilton and Janice O’Brien of Beverly and many nieces. He is predeceased by daughter  Stacey Messer formerly of NH and grandson Patrick Collins formerly of Wareham.

Visiting hours will be held 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, August 16 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. His funeral service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box  873, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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