MAMARONECK, N.Y. John Lennon of Mamaroneck died Aug. 27 at his home. He was 89.
The son of Molly and John Lennon, he was born Nov. 9, 1922, in New Rochelle. He served as a technical sergeant in World War II in the 386th Anti-Aircraft Division. After the war, Lennon graduated from the Chicago Television Institute, where he trained for a lifelong career in television.
He never missed a day of work in the nearly 40 years he was at Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), a job he truly loved, his family said. Lennon also enjoyed vacationing in Cape Cod. He married Maura Jackson in 1953 and they moved to Mamaroneck in 1959. He volunteered at LMC-TV, the Emelin Theatre, American Legion Post 90 and served as an usher at Holy Trinity Church.
He was fond of the Mamaroneck Senior Center, where he enjoyed the company of many close friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, with whom he could be found playing a game, pushing on a swing or blowing a bubble.
Lennon is survived by four children, John (Gail), Chris (Kim), Claire and Leah (Tom); and seven grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home in Mamaroneck. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Most Holy Trinity Church. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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