William H. Marr, 93, died Friday evening, July 26, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Rose (Creegan) Marr, who predeceased him in 1983.
Born in North Adams on August 25, 1925, he was the son of the late William and Dora (Rougeau) Marr. Following graduation from high school, he served honorably during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
For seven years Bill was a flight engineer for Eastern Airlines in the 1950s and 60s. He was a longtime employee of US Air, formerly Allegheny Airlines, and retired as a lead mechanic in the early 90's.
A longtime Ipswich resident, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Ipswich and the BPOE in Gloucester. He was an avid sportsman and hunter and could fix anything. He also had a great sense of humor and a dry wit. His social activities included the monthly lunch bunch gathering, the annual canoe trip with the Saco River boys and the US Air luncheons.
He leaves five children, Ann Marie Marr of Salem and her late husband, Barry K. Johnson, Thomas J. Marr and his wife Loren of Florida, William J. Marr and his wife Nancy of San Diego, James F. Marr of Ipswich, and Kathleen C. Marr of Ipswich, five grandchildren, Nicholas, Olivia, Audrey, Katie, and Brandi, three great-grandchildren, Axel, Ava, and Noelle, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his friend and travel companion of many years, Ardythe Fasano. He was predeceased by his siblings John Marr, Marjorie Berard, and Shirley Mantha.
The family would like to acknowledge the support and care he received from Lahey Health at Home (especially his primary RN, Tara) and North Shore Senior Care. These services allowed him to stay home until his transition to the Kaplan Family Hospice House.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 9 AM in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich. Burial will follow in Cowles Memorial Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4-7 PM in Morris Funeral Home, 45 North Main St., Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lahey Health at Home, Gift Processing, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01803 or Honor Flight New England, PO Box 16287, Hooksett, NH 03106. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.MorrisFH.com.
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