Lane E. Yerxa, age 83, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts on March 4, 1939, he was the son of the late Paul S. and Alice M. (Dryden) Yerxa. He was raised in North Quincy, where he graduated from Quincy North High School with the Class of 1957. Following his graduation, Lane enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country. He was stationed on board the USS Wasp, serving as an Aviation Structural Mechanic Petty Officer Third Class. Lane was honorably discharged from the Navy in March of 1959, returning to his hometown of Quincy.
Upon his return to civilian life, Lane began his career with the Boston Edison Company, working in the substations. While maintaining his full-time position, Lane returned to his education, taking night classes to earn his associate degree at Newbury Junior College. Lane's career advanced with the Edison, as he was promoted to the engineering department on Mass Avenue in Boston.
Lane married his beloved wife, Sheila P. Ross, on May 13, 1984, in Our Lady of Mercy Church in Belmont. Together they made their home in Weymouth, Massachusetts, before settling in Walpole ten years later in 1994. Lane continued his career with Boston Edison, continuing to make the commute into Boston, until his retirement in 1996. Following his retirement, Lane took a position with the Public School Department in Walpole, working in the Plimpton School for two years. In addition to his full-time jobs, Lane regularly gave back to his community, serving as a counselor at the Gavin House in South Boston.
As a young man, Lane found his love for the ocean, becoming a certified scuba diver and later purchasing a boat, The Sea Bear, that he kept in Duxbury. He went on to enjoy days on the golf course or a round of tennis or two with his close friends. Throughout his life, Lane kept himself in shape, putting many miles on his running shoes. In more recent years, Lane looked forward to greeting his friends at Bird Park as he walked the various trails with his dog.
Most of all, Lane was devoted to his family, whom he loved dearly. He left his position with the Walpole School Department to become a full-time Dad to his children, spending countless hours supporting their every need and was always their biggest cheerleader. As a man who loved ice cream, Lane found any reason to bring his girls to Crescent Ridge in Sharon for a sweet treat.
Beloved husband of Sheila P. (Ross) Yerxa.
Loving father of Robbin J. Delaney and her husband, Thomas, of Holbrook, Mark Lane Yerxa of Florida, Monica A. Weiss and her husband, Matthew, of Denver, Colorado, Olivia A. Yerxa of Walpole, Paola S. Buchanan and her husband, Austin, of Walpole, and Alice E. Yerxa of Walpole.
Cherished grandfather of Kristen Mento and her husband, Daniel, of Holbrook, Katelyn Scott and her husband, Lawrence, of Rhode Island, Elroy Weiss, Lane Weiss, Theodore Weiss all of Denver, Colorado, and Elliot Buchanan of Walpole; and great grandfather of five great-grandchildren.
Brother of the late Bettyann McDonald.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Lane's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 5 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gavin House, Development Department, 675 East 4th Street, South Boston, MA 02127 or at http://www.gavinfoundation.org/donate