Lynne Roccio

Lynne Roccio, age 61, of Beverly, MA, passed away Thursday, March 17th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Lynne was born July 14, 1954 in Pittsfield, MA, to Carl and Sally Proper. Lynne received her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Boston University in 1975. She went on to complete her Master of Education at Northeastern University in 1976. Lynne spent her career working in the public school systems of Chelsea, Everett, and Lynn MA. She loved her fellow teachers and the kids she worked with.

Lynne was an avid jogger and enjoyed sailing in her youth. She was very passionate as a teacher, and a tireless supporter of her children and grandchildren’s sports endeavors.

Lynne was a beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend and she will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her son David and his wife Michelle of Beverly, MA; daughter Amy Diehl and her husband Alex of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, and a 5th grandchild due in August; her sister Karen Andress and her husband Tom of Ballston Lake, NY; and many nieces & nephews. She is also survived by her ex-husband, Thomas Roccio of Beverly, MA.

There will be a private gathering to celebrate Lynne’s life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness, Research and Support foundation at To leave a condolence or share a memory, please click below.


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  1. phyllis feld on March 22, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Lynne was a very special friend. We
    would talk every day for hours.
    She was a fantastic teacher, mother,and
    grandmother .She is missed by all.
    Phyllis Feld

  2. Judi Simmons on March 23, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Lynne and I worked together in Lynn and became great friends! She was so proud of her family. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Judi Simmons

  3. Karla Linehan on March 23, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Lynne at the Lynn Schools. She spoke with fondness of her family. My thoughts and condolences are with you at this time.

  4. Jessica Lind Tylicki on March 23, 2016 at 12:47 am

    I worked with Lynne in Chelsea. She was a great colleague and person. She always made me laugh. Very sorry for your loss.

  5. Susan kummins on March 23, 2016 at 1:00 am

    I met Lynne in 1988 in the Chelsea Schools. She took me under her wings. We bonded and became good friends. We both left Chelsea and reconnected again in the Lynn Public Schools. So many memories. She always made me laugh. She was so proud of her family. I will miss you dear friend!

  6. Elizabeth Cronin on March 23, 2016 at 2:35 am

    I am sorry to hear about Lynne. Her smile was contagious! I always loved seeing her when we worked together in the Chelsea Public Schools.

  7. Robyn Muise on March 23, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I adored Lynne. I had the pleasure of working with her many years. Lynne would always go the distance with children in my classroom, smiling while racing down the halls. I will miss her radiant smile and kind heart.
    Robyn Berfield Muise

  8. Jonathan Crafts on March 24, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    To Dave and Family,

    I am truly saddened for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.


  9. Joyce Shapiro gordon on October 27, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Lynne and I were in the same classes at BU and graduated together. She was so much fun to be with. We laughed about our professors, went to the same school internship in Revere. I always felt happy when I was around her. My deepest sympathies,
    Joyce Shapiro Gordon

  10. Diane on January 12, 2017 at 2:17 am

    I worked with Lynne in Chelsea Public Schools. We lost touch over the years. Lynne was a wonderful person, who loved her family.I just found out now about her death. So so sorry..

    Diane-Dusseault Pezzano

  11. Cindy L Bell-Deane on June 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Just spoke with Karen yesterday after a long hiatus. Lynne and her siblings and parents were an integral part of my childhood. I am so sorry we never stayed in touch after we all drifted away from Pittsfield and our childhoods. My condolences to all your family , colleagues and friends near and fat.

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