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 Justin R. Schofield

 Justin R. Schofield, 44, of Ocean Drive, Ipswich, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in his home.

Born in Danvers on April 13, 1977 he was the son of Ann E. (Weaver) Schofield of Ipswich and the late Calvin C. Schofield of North Reading. 

Justin was raised in Ipswich where he attended public schools going on to study culinary arts at the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute.  He became a heavy equipment operator with a successful career in excavation.  He started out with Vantage Enterprises and J. Masterson Construction Corporation. Justin was also a natural at carpentry and worked for Fahey Construction and most recently CS Builders with his close colleagues JW Smith and Ben Carter. His happy place was inside a machine moving earth. He was a force to be reckoned with.                                                                                       

Justin was married in 2005 to Katelyn Comeau of Beverly and was divorced a few years later.  They enjoyed many years together before marriage and later at their time share in Aruba. He had no children, but he loved his chihuahuas named Lollah and Kya AKA “Mr. Boots”.  Justin affectionately nicknamed himself Uncle Schofield to close friends. He was a sensitive man with a tough exterior and a heart of gold.

Justin played hockey from age 11 for Agawam Youth Hockey up until reaching Bantam level as a defenseman #24.  He was an avid fisherman starting very early in life with his father, ice fished and continued to catch stripers up until last summer.  Justin had a high IQ and was an intelligent historian and lover of the History and Discovery channels.  As a kid Justin created talented drawings, built models, collected comic books, gundam model robots and magic cards.  He skateboarded, mountain-biked and developed a passion for remote control cars and Dungeons and Dragons.  He immersed himself in countless action and fantasy movies including compilations like Star Wars and Game of Thrones.  He loved to lift weights, golf and ride ATVs. He aspired to snowboard and rock climb more.  He was a lover of electronic music and quite the dancer-known at the clubs and raves as Big Brother. 

In addition to his mother he is survived by one sister, Amy Schofield and her wife Erin Kelley of Beverly;  aunts, Jean (Weaver) Albanese and her husband Arthur of New Port Richey FL,  Jane (Schofield) Regan and her husband Jerry of North Reading;  uncles, William Schofield of Tyngsboro and Robin Schofield and his wife Kris of Lancaster.   Justin is also survived by cousins, Christene (Albanese) Binger of Sterling, Jennifer Albanese of New Port Richey FL, Becky (Regan) Owens and her husband Brian of Dracut and Holly Regan-Turbitt and her husband John of Derry, NH and Andrew Regan and his wife Heather MacLeod of North Reading.  Justin was much loved by his second cousins, Brendan and Patrick Regan, Grayson and Avery Owens, Katherine and Jameson Regan and Cassie (Regan) Boucher. He was the cousin of the late William Regan formerly of Pittsfield, father of his second cousins Corrisa Regan and Chelsey Regan.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.


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