John is survived by his loving wife, Norma (Corey) of 48 years; his two sons, Tim of California and Shawn and his wife, Laura, of Salem, N.H.; and two grandchildren, Christian and Sage. He also leaves his mother, Mary; his brothers, Joseph his twin, Tom and wife, Linda, Michael and his wife, Diane, Peter, James and his wife, Alana, David, the late George, and his wife, Sandra; his sisters, Mary Weber, Patricia and her husband, Rudy Parent, Ann Lambert, Eileen Ricci, Cynthia and her husband, Kevin Linehan, Jacqueline and her husband, Charles Berube, and Elizabeth and her husband, Thomas Tine; his sister-in-law, Ann and her husband, Michael Weldon; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, and the hundreds of people he dedicated his life to loving and helping. Very few men will be as sorely missed as he.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. Family and friends are respectfully invited to gather at St Theresa Church, 22 Plymouth Street, Methuen, MA, at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, May 3, to attend a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lazarus House, www.lazarushouse.org/donate or the Dana Farber Patient Assistance Service at www.dana-farber.org/howtohelp.aspx or at 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/dewhirstfuneralhome.