Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022 OBITUARIES Louis Omer Pelletier 96 , of Saugus, formerly of North Reading and Wakefield, died on April 21, 2022 at Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, where he received excellent care from the skilled and compassionate medical staff . Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of Louis and Eva (Currier) Pelletier who immigrated from the Quebec province of Canada. He grew up in a French-Canadian community in the Castle Hill neighborhood, surrounded by his two sisters, fi ve brothers, and extended family, and attended St. Anne Parish and school. At a young age, he joined his father and brothers working at A. C. Leather Company until he enlisted in the United States Naval Service to protect our country in WWII. He was proud to serve from 1943 to 1945 as Coxswain on the U.S.S. Mount Rushmore in the Pacific theater, most notably during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It was meaningful to him to visit Mount Rushmore later in life. He returned to work in the leather shop, and later began working in the Burlington School Department in 1991, retiring as Head Custodian at Marshall Simonds Middle School after 24 years of service, followed by a 31-year retirement. During his many years living in Wakefi eld, he was an active member of the Wakefi eld Elks where he served as Exalted Ruler twice, enjoyed many close friendships, and engaged in community service. He worked very hard to support his family and he loved to spend time with them, repair and remodel his home, garden, travel, socialize, dance, sing, bowl, golf, camp, fish, and eat, especially chop suey sandwiches at Salem Willows and ice cream at Richardson’s. He was an avid Red Sox fan, so happy to witness their World Series wins in recent years and kept abreast of current affairs in the Boston Globe daily. He supported many veterans’ organizations, attended the dedication of the WWII memorial in Washington DC, and visited the WWII National Museum in New Orleans where a brick has been installed in his honor. He was a devout Catholic, attending St. Joseph Parish in Wakefi eld and St. Theresa Parish in North Reading. Louis is survived by his partner Laraine Tringale. He was predeceased by his wife June CLIFTONDALE | FROM PAGE 3 Uniqueness of property The document Crabtree presented to the Finance Committee cited “the uniqueness of 481-483 Lincoln Avenue as a suitable property to meet the documented need to provide more public parking in Cliftondale.” It listed these reasons: • Few properties become available for sale in this area. This property is at once vacant, available, commercial and accessible on the main road. • The unique lot shape and configuration allow several essential elements for the construction of a public parking lot. The frontage is wide enough to provide adequate and safe two-way access and turning radii on a main road, and the lot is sufficient in width to allow for necessary (Cooke) Pelletier and his wife Evelyn (Horne) Pelletier. He was the cherished father of Marie Jenkins and her husband Jack of Medford, Anne Parker and her husband Ronald of Framingham, Christopher Griffi n and his fi ancé Melissa of North Reading, Karen Langille and her husband Daniel of Reading, Kevin Griffi n and his wife Paula of North Adams, Deborah Scione and her husband James of Malden, and Sheila DiCiccio of Mashpee. Louis was the adored and adoring Papa of 13 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren, and 1 great- great- grandchild- Katelyn, Addison, Harrison, Melissa, Dezeree, Alex, Vanessa, Jade, Jennifer, Meghan, Dani, Matthew, Nicole, Danielle, James, Tonitia, Rebecca, Brandon, Katherine, Joseph, Andrew, Arianna, Alyssa, Aubree, James, Kendall, Layla, 24-foot minimum drive aisles and standard parking stalls. • The property has two means of access to diff erent public ways, which allows for public safety equipment to service the site adequately. • The lot is fl at and conducive to cost-eff ective stormwater drainage and snow storage so that the lot can be effi ciently and cost-eff ectively maintained to remain available to the public on a yearround basis. • The lot is close to the MBTA bus stop and important walkable, high-demand facilities in Cliftondale, such as the Post Offi ce and Church, making it a unique opportunity to expand safe pedestrian accessibility in a priority location. • The structure in the lot is of no historic value, unlike many properties in Cliftondale, so demolition for parking would Cayden, Devlin, and Abigail. He was the beloved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St, North Reading, on Wednesday, April 27 at 10:30am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday, April 26 from 4-8pm. Interment, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation- Scholarship Committee at 2750 N. Lakeview Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2256 or online at www. elks.org and click on “Elks National Foundation;” or the Veterans of Foreign Wars at VFW Processing Center, P O Box 8958, Topeka, KS 66608-8958 or online at www.vfw.org. not incur any loss of intrinsic value. • The property is legal nonconforming for the purposes of zoning, and commercial reuse or redevelopment of the property is limited, due to the most recent use as a former loan center. Potential change of use to more sustainable businesses would likely require more parking than the current parking and structure could accommodate. “There are no other similar lots that meet all of these minimum documented needs for public parking in Cliftondale,” the document states. “The Town therefore makes this Determination of Uniqueness for 481-483 Lincoln Avenue in the hope that this rare and fl eeting opportunity to acquire land for a documented and benefi cial public purpose in Cliftondale can be achieved.”

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