Published: July 12, 2022
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, MASS. — Distinguished antiques dealer and fine arts auctioneer & appraiser Robert E. Landry, 83, passed away peacefully at his home on June 20. Robert was born and raised in Salem, Mass. He was the son of the late Lionel and Irene (Melody) Landry. After graduating from Saint John’s Prep High School in Danvers, Mass., he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Robert lived and worked in Manhattan for a number of years before taking a job abroad in Paris, France, where he met his wife of 52 years, Marie-Therese (Josset) Landry. They eventually moved to Essex, Mass., and then to Manchester-by-the-Sea.
For more than 50 years, Robert had an established estate auction and appraisal business, as well as an antiques shop at 164 Main Street in Essex. He took over the business, L.A. Landry Antiques, from his father, Lionel A. Landry, in 1970. “Bob” was well known for his knowledge and honesty in the antiques community. His yearly auctions drew buyers and collectors from all over New England and beyond. He was also a longtime member of the Appraisers’ Registry of New England.
Robert is survived by his son, Chris Landry, and his wife, Alison, of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Jennifer Landry, and her fiancé, Paul Famolari, of Beverly, Mass.; and granddaughter, Eleanor Landry. He is predeceased by his late wife, Marie-Therese Landry.
A wake will be held on Friday, July 22, from 4 to 8 pm, at Murphy Funeral home, 85 Federal Street in Salem, Mass. A private burial service will be held the following day on Saturday, July 23.
Those who wish to offer condolences to the Landry family may do so at www.murphyfuneralhome.com.
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