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Mitchell L. Comins

Mitchell L. Comins of Swamspcott passed on May 23, 2018, at Salem Hospital. He was the husband of the late Merle (Stearns) Comins and the longtime significant other of Gloria Sax. He was 84.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Adrian and Constance (Weinstein) Comins.

Mr. Comins was an entrepreneur and business owner in the automotive field for many years before his retirement.

He was a volunteer at Salem Hospital and the Peabody Essex Museum. He enjoyed poker with his friends, sailing and building model ships. Some of his work is on display at the Boston Yacht Club and the Peabody Essex Museum. Of all his passions, Mitchell enjoyed spending time with his family the most.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Jackie Comins and her husband Jeffrey Addis of Marblehead, Amy Josephs and her husband Mitchell of White Plains, NY, David Sax of Texas, Jeffrey Sax of CA, and Leslie Finamore and her husband Eric of Newton. He was the grandfather of Jenna Comins-Addis, David, Jordan and Aly Josephs, and Zoe, Ari and Evan Finamore. He was the brother of Norman Comins and his wife Brenda of Maine, and Edye Baker and her husband Bob of Swampscott. In addition to his beloved wife Merle, he was predeceased by his son David Comins.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 27 at 10 a.m., in Stantesky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem. Burial will be in Temple Sinai Cemetery, Buxton Road, Danvers.

Shiva will be observed immediately following services until 5 p.m., in the Clubhouse at Crown Pointe, 400 Paradise Rd., Swampscott. Donations in Mitchell’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, visit

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