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Franklin J. Lane, Jr

Franklin J. Lane, Jr, 85, husband of the late Janet (Best) Lane, died peacefully on Saturday November 26, 2011 in the Twin Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center in Danvers following his extended illness.

A graduate of Tufts University, he was employed for his entire career in sales with the Kyanize Paint Company. In his retirement he sailed extensively on his beloved ketch “Jubilee” to many islands and in Central and South America.

He was the loving father of Franklin J. Lane III and Andrea S. Lane of Ipswich and Jennifer L. Ogilvy of Bedford, NH, grandfather of Lynsey Merry and Benjamin  Lane of Ipswich and Ashley, Emily and Hanna Ogilvy of Bedford, NH, and great-grandfather of Jason Merry of Ipswich. He is also survived by a brother, James B. L. Lane of West Newbury and a sister, Susie DeGeorge of Winchester, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial funeral service will be held Wednesday November 30 at 11am in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ipswich Dinner Bell, Box 259, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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