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Benjamin B. Towne

1954 ~ 2022 (age 68)


Benjamin Boardman Towne III, age 68, of Lee, Massachusetts, passed away on September 4, 2022 after a 25-year battle with heart disease and a brief illness.

Ben was a loving husband to Cathy for 45 years. He was a devoted father to Sarah and Becky. He was also the best grampa to Annie, Benny, and Izzy and his grand-pups Bean and Bailey.

Benjamin enjoyed spending time with his family and grandkids most of all. He was also an avid bowler and golfer for many years. In his retirement he enjoyed fishing and boating at the family lake house, watching football - especially the New England Patriots and Boston College - and cooking meals for his family. His marinated flank steak and Korean beef were family favorites! He will be remembered for his prolific sense of humor – he always had a funny story to tell – and his contagious laugh.

Benjamin was educated at the Lenox School for Boys until its closure, after which he graduated from Vermont Academy in 1972. He attended Hobart College where he played varsity lacrosse. After his time at college, Benjamin returned to the Berkshires and worked at High Lawn Farm as the Dairy Foreman – a job he truly loved for over 10 years. The remainder of his career was spent at Atlantic Tracy, later bought by Motion Industries. He retired from his inside sales position at Motion Industries in 2017.

Benjamin is survived by his wife Catherine Lefkowitz Towne of Lee, Massachusetts, his daughters Sarah Jean Towne of Arlington, Massachusetts and Rebecca Lynn Towne Simoes of Whitman Massachusetts, his grandchildren Angelina Pearl Simoes, Benjamin Boardman Towne V and Izabella Noelle Towne, his sister and brother-in-law Cindel Towne Lamothe and Francois Lamothe of Wells, Maine, his brother and sister-in-law Jonathan Towne and Rebecca Noreen of Mystic, Connecticut, and many nieces and nephews. Benjamin was pre-deceased by his father Benjamin Boardman Towne, Jr. and his mother Joy Lippoldt Towne.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, September 8th, from 4-6 at the Kelly Funeral Home in Lee.   Burial will be on Friday, September 9th at 11 AM at Pinegrove Cemetery in Topsfield, MA.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association in his honor in c/o the Kelly Funeral Home   3 Main Street   Lee, MA   01238.

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September 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kelly Funeral Home
3 Main St.
Lee, MA 01238

Funeral Service
September 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Pine Grove Cemetery
8 Haverhill Road
Topsfield, MA 01983

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Graveside Service


American Heart Association
C/O Kelly Funeral Home 3 Main St., Lee MA 01238

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