RIP Sgt. Ambrose (The Admiral). John P. Ambrose- 76 DANVERS — Mr. John P. Ambrose 76, of Danvers, retired sergeant in the Danvers Police Department, beloved husband of the late Mary T. (Connell) Ambrose, died Thursday evening, May 19, 2011 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, surrounded by his family. Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Marren) Ambrose. He was raised and educated in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1952. He continued his education at Springfield College earning his bachelor's degree and at Western New England College, where he earned his Master's degree in criminal justice. A dedicated public servant, Sergeant Ambrose served the Town of Danvers in law enforcement as a police officer for over 39 years until the time of his retirement in March of 2000. He was passionate and dedicated to his fellow officers and to protecting the residents of the Town of Danvers. He truly loved his chosen profession. In his retirement, John found great comfort in spending time with his grandchildren and he enjoyed reading and fishing. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed. Mr. Ambrose is survived by his daughters, Kathleen MacDonald and her husband Brian of Danvers and Mary Dumais and her husband Bert of Winthrop, Maine; his sons, John P. Ambrose Jr. and his wife Marcia of Lexington, Ky., and Patrick M. Ambrose and his wife Wendy of Danvers; his 11 grandchildren, Brian, Bridget and Brett MacDonald, Kaitlin (MacDonald) Resnik, Ryan and Daniel Dumais, John Ambrose III and Thomas Ambrose and Patrick, Brenna and Aidan Ambrose; his sister, Judith Lawton of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late William Ambrose Paul Ambrose and Mary Ambrose. ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Wednesday at 8 a.m. followed by his funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Danvers, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Wadsworth Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, inquire at 978-774-6600. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in John's memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.