Richard W. Freeman
Freeman, 83 of 7 Cedarview Road, Ipswich, husband of Shirley C. (Savola)
Freeman, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in the Essex Park Skilled
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beverly, following his long
Lynn January 27, 1928, son of the late George and Marion (Damon)
Freeman, he was raised in Lynn, a graduate of Lynn English High
School. Mr. Freeman enlisted in the Navy during World War II serving
as a pilot. Following his honorable discharge he completed his
education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Tufts University.
Upon graduation, he began a 39-year career at the Marsh & McLennan
Companies as an Actuarial Pension Consultant. In retirement, he
served on the Board of Directors of the Ipswich Savings Bank, and
for many years served on the Board of Directors of Cable
Richardís three boys were growing up, he enjoyed coaching youth
hockey, baseball and was active in the Boy Scouts. He also enjoyed
tennis, golf, skiing and traveling extensively with Shirley during
his retirement years. He was a long time member of the First Church
in Ipswich where he served as Moderator and Deacon and was honored
as Deacon Emeritus.
addition to his wife of fifty-five years, Richard is also survived
by his three sons and their families, Scott and Lynne Freeman of
Reading, Dana and Michele Freeman of Norwell, and Glen Freeman of
Ipswich and seven grandchildren, Kara, Scott, Kyle, Paige, Nina,
Thomas and Kevin. He was the brother Eleanor Pearson formerly of
Ipswich and Marjorie Hendy and George Freeman both formerly of FL.
funeral will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at noon in the First
Church in Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Visiting hours will be Friday, Oct. 7 from 4 to 7 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Interment will
be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in
Richardís name to the First Church Memorial Fund, First Church in
Ipswich, Meetinghouse Green Ipswich, MA 01938.