Randall C. Lane
Randall C. Lane, age 102, of Orchard Road, Essex, dedicated husband of the
late Anna E. (Carroll) Lane, died on Sunday, June 20, 2021, in the Kaplan
Family Hospice in Danvers following his brief illness.
Born in Ipswich on February 9, 1919, son of the late Charles F. and Helen
B. (Roberts) Lane, he was raised in Essex and was a 1937 graduate of Essex
High School. As a young man he clammed the Essex River with his father and
grandfather. Randall attended the former Hemphill Vocational School in
Boston before going on to work at the Robinson Shipyard in Ipswich. During
World War II he served in the Pacific aboard an AR-20 during the Okinawa
and Newetok (Marshall Islands) Invasion. Upon his honorable discharge he
returned to Essex, clammed, and then was employed for the next twenty-two
years at Boston Naval Shipyard as a machinist. Following the Boston
Shipyard he went to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a machinist,
retiring 1982 as a machinist inspector. From the years as a young boy
until the illness of his late wife he could be found digging clams in the
river he loved so much. Clamming, fishing and home gardening were his
favorite pastimes. He and his late wife Anna enjoyed square dancing,
following the Patriots and Red Sox, annual camping trips to York Beach,
Maine, and trailer camping most of the national and many of state parks of
our beautiful country.
Randall was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Church in Essex, the
Ipswich VFW post #1093, the Essex Council on Aging and was a member of the
former AMVETS of Essex.
He is survived by a son, Timothy C. Lane and his longtime companion Teresa
Kaufmann of Essex; three daughters, Nancy J. Schusheim and her husband
Brent of VA, Deborah L. Goodwin and her husband William of Gloucester,
Candace M. Pritchard and her husband John of Salisbury; eleven
grandchildren, Leana Long of VA, Corina Schusheim of IL, Courtney
Schusheim Moynahan of ME, Timothy Lane Jr. of Ipswich, Torrey Lane of CA,
Daniel Goodwin of Beverly, Michael Goodwin of Gloucester, Kyle Goodwin of
Ipswich, John Pritchard Jr.
of VT, Josh Pritchard of Swampscott and Benjamin Pritchard of Medford;
fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Roselyn Doane of Essex; and many
nephews and nieces. He was the father of late infant Randall C. Lane Jr.
and brother of the late Fred Lane formerly of Manchester, Reyford Lane
formerly of Winter Harbor, ME, Henry Lane and the late Dorothy Warner both
formerly of Essex.
His funeral service with military honors will be held 11 am Thursday, June
24, graveside in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are
cordially welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his
name may be made to Wounded Warriors,
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