Gennaro J. Panarese

April 16, 2020


DANVERS - Mr. Gennaro J. Panarese, 92, of Danvers, formerly of Lynnfield, beloved husband of the late Virginia A. (Hodgdon) Panarese, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage, passed away Thursday April 16, 2020 at Beverly Hospital.

Born in Chelsea he was the son of the late Michael and Rosina (Mazzarella) Panarese. He was raised and educated in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School Class of 1945. “Jerry” continued his education at Bryant & Stratton College in Boston where he received a degree in Engineering.

Mr. Panarese embarked on a long and distinguished career with the TRW Carr Fastener where he spent his entire career as an Industrial Engineer. He was well regarded in his field, had a strong work ethic and was often sought after for his expertise.

A longtime resident of the Town of Lynnfield, Jerry was a man with many talents, He was an active member of the Lynnfield Spotlighters, a member in the Over 65 Running Club for 29 years, winning many awards, involved in the Run for All Ages 5K and he ran the Mount Washington Road Race several years, a feat that exemplifies the strength and stamina of his character. He volunteered at the Museum of Science for 27 years and won many awards. The envy of many for his manicured lawn, Jerry was meticulous in the care of his property.

A loving husband father and grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Jerry loved his wife and daughters. He was a great dad with a kind heart and was always there for support and guidance. He will be deeply missed by his loving family, many friends, neighbors and acquaintances.

Surviving Jerry are his daughters, Susan Lynch of Danvers and John Lynch of Peabody, Claudia Jeanmaire and her husband Mark of Marshfield, and Donna Madden and her husband Peter of Middleton, her grandchildren, Erich Jeanmaire and his wife Kristen of Providence, RI, Craig Jeanmaire and his fiancé Stephanie Mello of Plymouth, Michelle Kundicz and her husband Daniel of Middleton, Gina Macera of Middleton, Allison Lynch of East Providence, RI and two great-grandchildren, Taytum Jeanmaire and Nathan Kundicz, his sisters, Angela Panarese and Editha Rudolph both of  Chelsea. He was also the sister of the late Philomena Tibaudo.

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