LYNN — George Phillip Mancinelli, 94, a lifelong resident of Lynn, passed away Monday, April 25 , surrounded by his family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers.
Born in Lynn, George was the son of the late Vincent and Frances (DelMazio) Mancinelli, he was the beloved husband of 44 years of the late Helen (Fitzpatrick) Mancinelli, the loving father of John Mancinelli and his wife, Andrea, of Lynnfield, Lee Dieter and her husband, Ron, of Manchester, N.H., and Ann Marie McAdam and Jay Castle of Londonderry, the father-in-law of the late Daniel McAdam, the cherished grandfather of Luke and Zac Mancinelli, Catie Schwartz and her wife, Amanda, Christopher Preczewski and Lauren and Mark McAdam, the proud great-grandfather of Weston, Cooper and Bennett Schwartz, the dear brother of the late Mary Ansley and Florence Fernandez and the uncle of Frances Ansley and Rita, Paul and Susan Fernandez.
George served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific, including Guam, during WWII and the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a firefighter for the City of Lynn and worked in every firehouse and engine in the city for over 30 years prior to his retirement in 1984. He was a member of Holy Family Parish and a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Lynn. George also enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
Service information: George’s funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Thursday, April 28, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m., in Holy Family Church, 26 Bessom St., Lynn. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, April 27, from 4-7 p.m., in the funeral home. Contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Lynn Firefighter’s Relief Association, Attention Mario Lopez, 101 Fayette St., Lynn, MA 01902.