Wesley E. Lord

1936 - 2021


Wesley E. Lord (84) of North Reading, MA died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 4 after a period of declining health. 

He was born in Boston, MA to Clifton and Mary (Hogan) Lord and grew up and attended school in Melrose, MA.  After graduation, he enlisted and served in the Army Reserve for 8 years.

Wesley married Eleanor (Hongisto) in Fitzwilliam, NH on September 27, 1958.  They resided in Melrose, MA for 7 years before settling in North Reading, MA.

Mr. Lord owned and operated several businesses including Lord’s Service Station in Everett, MA and Lord’s Landing Marina and Campground on Ossipee Lake in NH.

Mr. Lord proudly became a member of Wyoming Lodge of Masons alongside his father in 1957 and he twice served as Commander of Metro North Commandery, as well as Treasurer. He was a member of Bektash Shrine in Concord, NH and was Potentate in 2016.   He was also on the board of Governors of Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal, Canada for 9 years.

Mr. Lord enjoyed traveling and camping with his family.  He also enjoyed cruises, especially the cruises to Alaska and to the Panama Canal.  He was an avid fan of the New England sports teams and was involved with local youth sports programs.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, he is survived by his children Allen (Cynthia) of Danvers, MA, Sharon Roberts of North Chelmsford, MA, Stephen (Vicki) of Fort Collins, CO, and Jeffrey (Jennifer Dunton) of Milton, NH; his nephew Clifton “Skip” Lord III, who lived with the family; his grandchildren Katherine, Ashley, Katelyn, Patrick and Bridget; two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by granddaughter Kimberly, his parents and brothers Richard, Clifton Jr., and Robert.  A Memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday May 21st from 4pm to 6pm.  during the visitation there will be a brief service from the Masons.  Relativcs and friends are kindly invited to attend.


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Arthur Savage

May 19, 2021 7:37 PM

So sorry for your loss he was one of the nicest people I have met enjoy having coffee every morning at the service station in Everett before going to work he taught me a lot about repairing my car and working for him when we were on strike. I will miss he we were going to go for coffee when I got back from Florida

Blaine Brooks

April 17, 2021 9:45 PM


We are so sorry to hear about Wesley’s passing. We certainly enjoyed seeing you folks at the Shrine events. He will certainly be missed.

May the love of your family and friends comfort you as you face the difficult days ahead.

Warmest regards,

Blaine Brooks (Past Potentate 2017) and Lady Mary
Luxor Shriners
New Brunswick, Canada

Andy and Kathy Hachey

April 8, 2021 5:14 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss, Wes made a huge impression on us when we were teenagers hanging around Lords Landing Marina. Please know you are all in our thoughts at this time. Andy and Kathy Hachey

Susan and John Wadsworth

April 8, 2021 12:09 PM

Dear Lord family, 

John (Sleepy) and I send our most sincere condolences on the passing of Wes.  We met Wes at Bektash Shrine.  He was a very nice, kind hearted gentleman who will be sorely missed.  God bless. 

Ed Sargent

April 8, 2021 1:53 AM

I knew Wes from Bektash bingo. We share many conversations, he was a nice easy going guy and I have nothing but good things to say about. RIP my friend see you in the great hall in heaven.

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