Mitchell L. Comins

April 10, 1934May 23, 2018

Mitchell L. Comins, 84, of Swamspcott, passed Wednesday at Salem Hospital. He was the husband of the late Merle (Stearns) Comins and the longtime significant other of Gloria Sax. Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Adrian and Constance (Weinstein) Comins. Mr. Comins was an entrepreneur and business owner in the automotive field for many years before his retirement. He was a volunteer at Salem Hospital and the Peabody Essex Museum. He enjoyed poker with his friends, sailing and building model ships. Some of his work is on display at the Boston Yacht Club and the Peabody Essex Museum. Of all his passions, Mitchell enjoyed spending time with his family the most. Left to cherish his memory are his children Jackie Comins and her husband Jeffrey Addis of Marblehead, Amy Josephs and her husband Mitchell of White Plains, NY; David Sax of Texas; Jeffrey Sax of CA and Leslie Finamore and her husband Eric of Newton, MA. Grandchildren: Jenna Comins-Addis; David, Jordan and Aly Josephs; Zoe, Ari and Evan Finamore. Brother Norman Comins and his wife Brenda of ME and sister Edye Baker and her husband Bob of Swampscott. In addition to his beloved wife Merle, he was predeceased by his son David Comins. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday at 10am in Stantesky Hymanson Memorial Chapel 10 Vinnin St., Salem. Burial will be in Temple Sinai Cemetery, Buxton Road, Danvers. Shiva will be observed immediately following services until 5pm. in the Clubhouse at Crown Pointe, 400 Paradise Rd., Swampscott. Donations in Mitchell’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit


  • Funeral Service Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Shiva Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Barby Comins

May 25, 2018

So very sorry to hear the sad news. So many great memories of time with Mitch & Merle. All our trips together, especially to Puerto Rico. Time spent in the casinos & then 4:00 AM breakfasts. One of these pre sleep breakfasts had Sammy Davis Jr. taking a seat on Mitchell's lap. He always called me Aunty Barby & I always called him uncle Mitchell. In more recent times I enjoyed bumping into him with Gloria at the Salem State lecture series still calling me Aunty Barby. Wish I could spend time with the family now,, but am a full time resident of Sarasota .