June D. Upton, age 101, of Lynn passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023. She was the daughter of Michael Upton and Astrid (Sword) Upton. She is survived by a few cousins and many friends who were her “family of choice.” Although she never married and had no children of her own, she had many godchildren and was the adopted aunt or great aunt to many families including the Wasilewskis, the Kuklinskis, and the Bergerons.
She grew up in Lynn, graduated from Lynn Classical High School, class of 1940, and after high school, attended the Felt Larrent School of Boston. She worked for GE in the Accounting Department for forty-three years. June enjoyed life to the fullest, had a wonderful sense of humor and always kept up on current affairs and the latest television shows. She was a voracious reader and a talented artist who created many beautiful paintings. Her handwriting was like a piece of art. In her younger years, she travelled extensively, including trips to the West Coast and Europe. One of her greatest joys was driving. With June behind the wheel, she, her lifelong friend, Irene Kuklinski and other friends took many road trips through northern New England and Canada.
Thanks to the consistent and loving help of Judy and Sonny Bergeron, she was able to live independently in her condo until her last days. She was very much loved and will be dearly missed.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. Please meet at the Main Gate on Boston Street. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or at perkins.org.