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January 6, 2014

John A. Yell Jr., 71

Seabrook, NH — John A. Yell Jr., 71, a longtime resident of Seabrook, died on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at his home, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Amesbury, Mass., on November 26, 1942, and was a son of the late John A. and Evelyn (Bailey) Yell.

Mr. Yell was a veteran serving with the U.S. Navy, and later, with the Army Reserves.

He was employed as a custodian at Seabrook Middle School for 10 years, retiring in 2000. In his earlier years, he served as a police officer for the town of Seabrook.

Most important to John was his love and passion for all his grandchildren. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed lobster fishing, and was a member of the Raymond E. Walton American Legion Post 70.

Family members include six children, John Swart and wife, Betty, Yvonne Colin and John, all of Seabrook, Keith Swart and wife, Rachelle, of Holly Springs, N.C., Yvette Bradley of Seabrook, Daniel Yell and Kim of Amesbury,and Karen Maynard of Seabrook; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Wayne Yell and wife, Joycelyn, of Amesbury, and Edward Yell of Seabrook; his sister, Raylene Tetreault of Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Yell; and his grandson, Little Robby Moore Jr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, January 8, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton. Services will immediately follow at 7 p.m., in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. The family suggests donations to Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter, NH 03833.

Please visit to view John’s memorial website, sign the tribute wall, or for directions.