John Robert Mitchell

Obituary for John Robert Mitchell

July 6, 1950 - October 2, 2021
Lynnfield, Massachusetts | Age 71


John Robert Mitchell, age 71, of Lynnfield, formerly of Chelsea, died Saturday, October 2 at his residence.

Born in Chelsea on July 6, 1950 he was the son of the late James Donald and Marion Viola (Spracklin) Mitchell.

John was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He went on to graduate from the former Grahm Junior College of Boston and to attend Boston University. John had worked in media, first with NBC in New York City, then he spent time with WEEI and WXKS-AM of Boston until 1994 when he went out on his own and build the now CAM Media, which continues to this day. In his younger years, John was an avid skier and played softball and hockey – most recently he had gotten into cycling. John was a very philanthropic man and was dedicated to several causes, most importantly, the Pan-Mass Challenge, Bike MS (National MS Society,) Best Buddies, Salvation Army, ALS ONE, and Communitas of Wakefield (formerly EMARC).

He was the beloved husband of Lauren (Cantalupa) Mitchell. He was the loving father of Cara A. Mitchell of Merrimac, MA and Megan E. Mitchell and her partner Chris Eriksen of Eagle Bridge, NY. He was the brother of James Mitchell and his wife Ethelyn of Revere, Nancy Belanger and her husband Daniel of Charlton, MA and the late Jean V. Montesano and her surviving husband Vincent of Revere, and the late Joan Mitchell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as his beloved dogs Gavin and Maggie.

His Funeral Service will be held in the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield on Saturday, Oct 9 at 10am. Masks are required in the church. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday, Oct 8 from 4-7pm. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield.

The Funeral Service on Saturday may be accessed via this link:

In keeping with John's philanthropic spirt, the family asks for contributions to be made to the charity of one's choice.

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19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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