John Archer

Obituary of John Archer

John A. Archer former owner of Collins Typewriter in Arlington passed away at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center on Friday morning, April 28, 2006. He was 69 years old. Mr. Archer was born in Boston, the son of Italian Immigrants, the late Louis and Onorina Archer. He was raised and educated in Somerville. Mr. Archer was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving his country in the United States Army from 1955-1957. He was recalled to service in October of 1961 to the end of January 1962 when Cold War tensions had escalated. Mr. Archer moved to Burlington in 1967 where he lived until five years ago when he moved to Arlington. Mr. Archer was the owner of Collins Typewriter Company located on Mass Avenue in Arlington for over 30 years. He retired just ten years ago. He was Past President of the New England Office Machine Dealers Association. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Burlington serving as its President from 1979 – 1980. Mr. Archer enjoyed golfing and traveling. Mr. Archer is the beloved husband of Patricia (Sullivan) Archer. He is the loving father of Steven M. Archer of Norfolk, John P. Archer of Arlington, and Lauren P. Archer, M.D. of Cincinnati, OH. He is the brother of Adele Eaton of York, ME, Emma Carter of Bloomfield, NJ, Louise Nolte of Freehold, NJ, Louis Archer of Woburn, Phyllis Gannuscio of Billerica, and Irene Donnelly of Merrimack, NH. He is the grandfather of Shawn, Nicole, Karen, Matthew, and Kacie and great grandfather of Kaitlyn. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt.128, Woburn side) on Monday, May 1 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday 3-7 p.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Memorials in John’s name may be made to the Lahey Clinic, C/O Philanthropy Dept., 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805. For directions & obituary see &
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