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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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.
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.
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.
I worked with Lynne in Chelsea. She was a great colleague and person. She always made me laugh. Very sorry for your loss.
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!
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.
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
To Dave and Family,
I am truly saddened for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
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
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..
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.