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 Victor Herbert Gookin

Victor Herbert Gookin

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 May 1995 (aged 78)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Swampscott, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 165323611 · View Source
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Victor was the son of Sylvester L. & Amy (Byrne) Gookin.
Victor H. Gookin of Swampscott, a retired General Electric employee, died Tuesday in Salem Hospital. He was 78.

Mr. Gookin was born in South Boston and educated in the Quincy schools. He graduated from Thayer Academy and from North Quincy High School. He also graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

For many years, Mr. Gookin worked for GE in the River Works plant in Lynn and later for the Sylvania Electric Boston Street plant in Salem. Before retiring, he managed the construction of the Jewish Rehabilitation Center for the Aged in Swampscott and then became the center's building and facilities superintendent.

A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Gookin served on minesweepers in the Pacific. When the war ended, he joined the Naval Reserve. He was recalled to active duty when the Korean War broke out and served until the end of that conflict.

He retired from the reserve in 1976.

Mr. Gookin enjoyed sailing and raced dories out of the Squantum and South Boston yacht clubs. During his retirement he became commodore of the Marblehead Yacht Club.

Mr. Gookin leaves his wife, Elizabeth A. (Ledbury); two sons, Kevin and Dana, both of Swampscott; two daughters, Carol Gookin of Somerville and Alisa Lundstrom of Lynn; and five granddaughters.

A funeral Mass was said yesterday in St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott. Burial was in Swampscott Cemetery.

(Published June 3, 1995 in the Boston Globe)

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