John Tirrell

TIRRELL John Alden Tirrell, 87, of Marblehead, Mass. died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Mr. Tirrell was CEO and a founder of Marine Systems Corporation, a marine engineering firm incorporated in Boston, MA in 1973. He is survived by his loving family including his wife Audrey, with whom he had celebrated over 60 years of marriage, in addition to four daughters and their families including Loretta Bogosian and her husband Zaven Bogosian, Tracy Tirrell and her husband Scott Snow, Cynthia Tirrell-Norton and her husband Edward Norton and Mary Beth Tirrell, all of Marblehead. He is also survived by his grandchildren John-Pietro Valentini and his wife Heidi Valentini, of Marblehead, Ashley Valentini, of Boston, and Adam and Aliza Bogosian, Luke and Liam Norton and Phaedra Tirrell, all of Marblehead. Mr. Tirrell is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. A memorial visitation will be held at the Eustis Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, MARBLEHEAD on Monday April 1st from 12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans at, or P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. Please visit the online guestbook for John at

Funeral Home

Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home
142 Elm Street Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 631-0076

Published in Boston Herald on Mar. 29, 2013