OBITUARY

Dean A. Triffitt

December 30, 1946April 12, 2018

Mr. Dean A. Triffitt, age 71, of Lynnfield, devoted husband of the late Susan (Runnalls) Triffitt, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Eugene C. and Edith L. (Pecker) Triffitt, and graduated from Dearborn High School in Cambridge. He grew up in Lynn and lived in Lynnfield since 1976. A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, Dean served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, and rose to the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of Golden Fleece Lodge AF & AM, and was a call firefighter for the Town of Lynnfield. Dean worked as a Parts Technician for Honda Gallery in North Reading and, retired from there in 2009. Dean and Sue were members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lynnfield. They also loved to travel. He leaves his beloved son Mark C. Triffitt of South Boston, a brother Dana E. Triffitt and his wife Irene of Georgetown, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the brother of the late Dale L. Hathaway. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00AM in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 127 Summer Street, Lynnfield, followed by burial of ashes with Military Honors in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield, with a reception to follow in St. Paul's Church Hall. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 127 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940 or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Arrangements by Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Services

  • Memorial Funeral Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Dean A. Triffitt

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Dorothy Clarke

April 18, 2018

Sorry to read about Dean. My sympathy to your family. My late husband Richard Clarke was a member of Golden Fleece Lodge and we new Dean his father and mother from there. sincerely Dot Clarke from Peabody

Barbara Bower

April 18, 2018

Dean will be sorely missed at the Gatherings of Transportation Corps Vietnam veterans. Even though many of the attendees were truckers, Dean came anyway and enjoyed the status of often being the only 'boatie.' He served on an LCM in the 1098th Transportation Company (Medium Boat) in Vietnam from 1967-1968. Dean and Sue were regular attendees at the Gatherings and both will be missed. Gone but not forgotten, Dean. Now you and Sue are together again. My prayers to Mark, a good son.
Barbara Bower
Yorktown, VA

John Dodd

April 16, 2018

I got to know Dean and Sue at the Vietnam Gatherings. Dean was in the 1098th Transportation Company, Vietnam. It seemed these gatherings filled him and Sue with energy. They attended until their health prevented it. Myself and Vietnam-Guntrucks offer our condolences and sorrow to Mark and Family. Rest In Peace, Dean you are with Sue now.
John Dodd www.vietnam-guntrucks.com

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Biography

Mr. Dean A. Triffitt, age 71, of Lynnfield, devoted husband of the late Susan (Runnalls) Triffitt, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home.
Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Eugene C. and Edith L. (Pecker) Triffitt, and graduated from Dearborn High School in Cambridge. He grew up in Lynn and lived in Lynnfield since 1976.
A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, Dean served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, and rose to the rank of Sergeant.
He was a member of Golden Fleece Lodge AF & AM, and was a call firefighter for the Town of Lynnfield.
Dean worked as a Parts Technician for Honda Gallery in North Reading and, retired from there in 2009.
Dean and Sue were members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lynnfield. They also loved to travel.
He leaves his beloved son Mark C. Triffitt of South Boston, a brother Dana E. Triffitt and his wife Irene of Georgetown, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the brother of the late Dale L. Hathaway.
A Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00AM in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 127 Summer Street, Lynnfield, followed by burial of ashes with Military Honors in Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield, with a reception to follow in St. Paul's Church Hall.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 127 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940 or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Arrangements by Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn.