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Joel G. Caverly

Joel G. Caverly, 74, husband of the late Edna R. (Greene) Caverly, died Friday, June 20, 2014 in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center, Beverly following his brief illness.

Born in Ipswich, January 13, 1940 son of the late Charles G. and Mary E. (Swett) Caverly he was raised in Ipswich, a 1957 graduate of Ipswich High School. He continued his education at Boston University receiving a BA in music education before serving  in the U.S. Navy.

He had a passion for music. For over twenty five years he was employed as a music teacher at the St. James Secondary School in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where he had lived for over forty years. He returned to Ipswich in 2010. Joel was a devoted member of the Bahaií faith. 

He is survived by two sisters, Harriet Bouchard of Levant, ME, Ellen Sullivan of E. Falmouth and many nephews and nieces. He was the brother of the late David Caverly formerly of St. Louis, MO, Marcia Ray of Hamilton  and Mary Smolak of Ipswich.

His funeral service will be 11 am Monday, June 23, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.


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