Skip to main content

Obituary: Irving G. Lufkin Jr., 82

Jul 04, 2014 03:01PM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Faith, Today

Gallery: Irving Lufkin, 82 [1 Image] Click any image to expand.

The following obituary originally appeared on

Irving G. Lufkin Jr., 82, a former resident of Tewksbury, died June 27, 2014, at the Nevins Home in Methuen surrounded by his loving family.

Born is Rockland and raised in Thomaston, son of the late Irving and Evelyn (Hamilton) Lufkin, Mr. Lufkin served as a Private First Class in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

In his younger years while a resident of Maine, Mr. Lufkin worked as a tide fisherman and also as a Cushman Bakery truck driver. He moved to Hampstead, N.H. in 1965 and lived there for 28 years and worked as a traveling salesman for several local companies. He also began his career as a security guard at Raytheon in Andover, from where he retired in 1997.

Mr. Lufkin was previously married for 28 years to the late Frances (Guyette) Lufkin of Union. He was also predeceased by his wife Constance “Connie” (Furnari) Lufkin of Andover, Mass., to whom he was married until her death in 2009. During their marriage of 22 years, they shared homes in Andover, North Andover, and Tewksbury.

Mr. Lufkin enjoyed being around his grandchildren and was known as “Bumpa” and being a loving and supportive father and grandfather. He was a former member of the Hampstead Congregational Church and enjoyed stamp collecting for many years.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Denise (Santos) Lufkin of East Hampstead, N.H.; two daughters, Bonnie Jean Gaudette and her husband Rodney of Kingston, N.H.; and Deborah (Mrs. Richard) Ouellette of Bedford, N.H.; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald P. and Louise Lufkin of Warren; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Elwin Mank of West Rockport; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a step-son, Vincent Aleci Jr. and his wife Debbie, and a step-daughter, Frances Aleci and her husband Sal Sachetta, a step-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, July 10, from 4 to 6:45 p.m. at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. His funeral service will follow Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Nevins Family of Service, 10 Ingalls Court, Methuen, MA 01844 or the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit our website,

Follow us on Facebook at Follow us on Twitter at @TewksburyToday Follow us on Instagram at YourTewksburyToday

obituary obit veteran death notice hero korean conflict soldier

  • Tewksbury Farmer's Market

    04:00PM — 07:00PM

    The Tewksbury Farmer's Market is open every Tuesday, from 4 P.M. - 7 P.M. on the Tewksbury Town C...

  • Troop 49 Meeting

    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Troop 49 meets weekly from 7-8:30 on Tuesday nights in St. Williams Parish Center, 1351 Main Stre...

  • Tewksbury Library Summer Lecture Series

    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    The library is organizing interesting lectures every Tuesday night, generally from 7pm to 8pm. J...

  • Tap Dancing with Val

    08:45AM — 09:30AM

    A fun, beginner level tap class that works on rhythm and basic tap steps put to upbeat music from...

  • Tewksbury Library Summer Author Series

    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    The library is welcoming authors every Thursday night, from 7pm to 8pm. Visiting authors include ...