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 metavivor.org. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please click below.
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