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Guy R. Castori



Guy R. Castori, 87, husband of Pearl M. (Trombley) Castori of Charlotte Road, Ipswich, died early Wednesday August 13, 2008 in his home following his brief illness.

Born December 8, 1920 in Lynn he was the son of the late Guy and Ermilenda (Palavanchi) Castori and was a 1938 graduate of Lynn public schools. For the next several years he was employed as a tool and dye maker for Eastern Tool and Dye Company of Saugus. Enlisting in the U.S. Marines, he served during WWII as a rifleman and field lineman in the Pacific including occupied Japan. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Lynn. Following their marriage, the Castoris made their home and raised their family at  their Charlotte Road  address. Mr. Castori returned to his former employer w,here he worked for a total of more  than twenty-five years. For the next twenty-five years he was employed at EE&G in Wakefield, retiring  in 1987.

He was an artisan woodworker and furniture maker. He was also an avid reader.

Mr. Castori was a member of Knights of Columbus Carrollton Council #498 of Ipswich, the American Legion and was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church.

In addition to his wife of sixty-one years he is survived by a son, Paul R. Castori and his wife Lea (Pascucelli) Castori of Newmarket, NH; three grandchildren, Aria Castori of Boston, Aiden Castori of NJ and Moriah Chardae of NH and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.

A Funeral Mass will be offered 9 am Monday August 18 in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich followed by interment with Marine Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 5 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.


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