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GLOUCESTER: Alan Edward Feener, 53, of Gloucester, died tragically in a house fire at his home on January 11, 2016. He was born on February 10, 1962 and was the beloved son of Sherman and Tawny (Digby) Anderton of Rotonda, Florida and the late James E. Feener, Jr. of Gloucester.

Educated in Gloucester, he attended local schools, graduating from Gloucester High School with the Class of 1980. Alan would remain a life-long resident and, for most of his professional career, he worked in a management position as a Systems Control Center Operator for National Grid (formerly Massachusetts Electric).

Alan will be remembered for his great sense of humor, friendly smile, kind demeanor, his athleticism in hockey, golf and other sports. He enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, traveling to Super Bowl games and Masters Tournaments, drinking draft beer, watching sports games at Boston Garden and playing hundreds if not thousands of rounds of golf with his beloved friends. His love of golf made him a permanent fixture at Bass Rocks Golf Course for many years and shared many laughs traveling with his buddies to various golf courses. He always joked that if you wanted him to attend your wedding, don't get married on a Saturday because he'd be busy playing golf. That was the Alan we knew and loved. Alan also had a special spot reserved in his heart for animals; especially cats and dogs. Alan will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends and his memory will live on in our hearts.

He is survived by his sister, Kristine Saltonstall and her husband, David of Rockport; his niece, Michelle (Misuraca) Coyne and her husband, Michael of Newton; his Aunt, Genie and her husband, John Wills of Hamilton and their children, Lisa Wills of Oregon and Adam Wills of New York; Cousins, Pattee LaFleur of Danvers, Mary Jo Horne and her husband, Eric of Gloucester, Paul Murphy of Gloucester, Michael Digby of California, Amy Digby of Ipswich and David Digby of Oregon; aunt, Elaine T. (Feener) Low and her husband, Richard J. and their daughter Samantha E. of Gloucester; aunt, Karen A, (Feener) Anderson and her husband, Phillip and their children, Wendy J. and Scott E. Anderson and Wendy's daughter Ella, all of Gloucester.

He was predeceased by grandparents, Elizabeth A. and James E. Feener, Sr. (Libby and Everett), Edward J. and Ruth J. Digby, his Aunt, Mary Jo Murphy and uncle, Edward J. Digby Jr, and his wife, Evelyn.

On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. there will be a graveside burial and service at Calvary Cemetery on Eastern Avenue in Gloucester. All family and friends are welcome to attend. The service will be followed by a Celebration of Life at Bass Rocks Golf Club on Beach Road in Gloucester beginning at 12 p.m. Donations in Alan Feener's name can be made to Cape Ann Animal Aid, Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930 or go to www.capeannanimalaid.org/donate For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 16, 2016
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