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Jean Paul Cayer

Jean Paul Cayer, 88, husband of Jacqueline (Deschenes) Cayer of Newbury Road, Ipswich, died Tuesday March 17, 2020 in the Masconomet Healthcare Center, Topsfield following his long illness.

Born in Lawrence on October 15, 1931, son of the late Philibert and Yvonne (Houde) Cayer, he was raised in Lawrence where he attended St. Anneís School and Lawrence High School.  Married in 1958 in Salem, the Cayers soon made their home on Broad Street Danvers relocating to Ipswich in 1975.

For twenty-four years he was employed as a Patrolman for the Danvers Police Department from which he retired in 1988.  While working as a Patrolman, he also worked as a self-employed carpenter and roofer.  Throughout the years Jean enjoyed caring for his eight-acre farm raising several beef cows, pigs, chickens and turkeys. He was happiest when working on his property.

Jean was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Ipswich and the Knights of Columbus #1505 in Danvers.

In addition to his loving wife, Jacqueline, he is survived by two sons, Brian P. Cayer and his wife Shannon, Shawn M. Cayer; five grandchildren, Alexandra, Courtney, Margaux, Dexter, Jacob Cayer all of Ipswich and a brother, Donald Cayer of Groveland. He was the brother of the late Richard Cayer formerly of Salem, NH, Henry Cayer formerly of Andover, Rachel Berube formerly of Hopkinton, Doris Bedard, formerly of Lawrence and Lucille Keegan, formerly of Methuen.

A Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in Jeanís name may be made to the Alzheimerís Association at https://alz.org 


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