Peter V. “Dinty” King-Obituary

Peter V. "Dinty" KingThe newspaper that this obituary was published in is not written on the photocopy that I have.  I am assuming that it was published in the Lynn Journal sometime shortly after Dinty’s death, March 6, 1981.

Peter V. King, After Lengthy Illness
LYNN-Funeral of Peter V. “Dinty” King, 61 of 49 Urban St., husband of Mrs. Virginia L. (McLeod) King, will be held on Monday at 8 a.m. from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Pius V Church at 9 a.m.

King died Friday at Lynn Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Patrick and Sarah (O’Donnell) King, and was a graduate of Classical High School, Class of 1936, where he was co-captain of the baseball team.

Later, he played legion baseball and was coach and manager of the Wyoma Little League in the ’60s.

King was a member of Local 201 IUE-AFL-CIO and the General Electric Quarter Century Club.  He was a grinder at the General Electric Co., River Works plant, for 36 years, retiring in 1977 due to ill health.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he served as chief yeoman aboard the USS Portsmouth, the USS Manchester, the USS Spokane, and the USS Albany.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Timothy J. of Newburyport, Peter M., a student of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Robert G. King, a sophomore at English High School; a daughter, Miss Pamela J. King, R.N., of Lynn, a nurse at the J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody; a brother M. Paul “Pat” King of Lynn; four sisters, Mrs. Katherine DeBonis of Winthrop, Mrs. Marie Taylor of Willimantic, Ct., Mrs. Margaret Bourne of Newport, R.I., and Mrs. Mildred Lombardi of Topsfield; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Patrick King, former Lynn District Fire Chief, and the late Leo King, former Captain of the Lynn Fire Department.

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2 Responses to Peter V. “Dinty” King-Obituary

  1. Peter M. King says:

    On the 32nd anniversary of my dad’s death, I thought that I would see if I could find anything about him on the web. I was amazed to find this site. I didn’t have a copy of this obit and can’t recall ever seeing a photo of his first wife. Thanks! Pete

    • Robin Heise says:

      Hi Pete! I’m glad you found my site. I think we must be second cousins….your father was my mom’s uncle. Please feel free to comment and add any details to my posts!

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