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Underhill, Rev. Wayne S.
88, of Peabody, husband of Marilyn M. (Van Gundy) Underhill, died on Monday, December 3, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving and caring family. Surviving are his children and their spouses, Grant W. and Kathy Underhill of Chapel Hill, NC, Sharon L. Underhill of Peabody, Lauren J. Underhill of Newington, CT, Gretchen M. Underhill James and Richard P. James of Merrimack, NH; his grandchildren, Katie Underhill of NY, Lara Harding of NC, Kelly James and Fred James both of NH; 3 nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his parents Cornelius W. and Lillian "Edith" (Torngren) Underhill and his brother, Dr. Warren E. Underhill. For 20 years Rev. Underhill served in campus ministries at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH, and the Student Christian Movement in New England, while he and Lynn raised their family in Sudbury, MA. Rev. Underhill also served 24 years as minister of Belchertown United Methodist Church, St. Paul's UMC in Lowell, Lake Shore Park UMC & Trinity UMC both in Lynn, and 11 years in retirement as Minister-of-Visitation at College Ave. UMC in Somerville. The family wishes to thank his personal caregivers Ines, Wonser and Pura for their loving care during the last months of his life. Reverend Underhill's funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Lake Shore Park United Methodist Church, 32 Bay State Rd., Lynn, MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. His visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. A family committal of ashes will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Shore Park UMC, 32 Bay State Rd., Lynn, MA 01904, Spectrum Adult Day Health Program, 600 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915, or to the Reconciling Ministries Network, 123 W. Madison St., Ste. 2150, Chicago, IL 60602. U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant WWII Veteran. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.


Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 6, 2012
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