July 10, 1934 - January 25, 2015

Posted by:
Richard Tobin

Posted on:
January 31, 2015

Donna, Rory, Michael, Eilis and John, Our deepest sympathy on your sad loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I shall miss John very much and the phone conversations that we had over the last number of years. I have fond memories of our visits to Boston in the past and John and Donna's visits to Ireland. With great fondness, Your brother Dick.

Posted by:
Ailish Ford

Posted on:
January 29, 2015

May he rest in peace from the Fords in Galway.

Posted by:
Donna Champlain

Posted on:
January 29, 2015

Donna, and family of John, John was a true gentleman, caring human, warm, funny and engaging. Upon my first meeting with him, I felt we were old friends. I have always been thankful to have a wonderful friendship with Donna, but am thankful that John was an extension of that. He will be missed by all who knew him, but he will remain an angel forever caring for Donna. My love, and heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by:
Dan Percoco

Posted on:
January 28, 2015

Donna We were very sad to hear of John's passing, he was such a great guy. It seems like yesterday we were at your wedding. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayer at this most difficult time for you. With love Tina and Dan

Posted by:
c beal

Posted on:
January 28, 2015

Donna my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. With sympathy Chris Beal

Posted by:
jane dipaola

Posted on:
January 27, 2015

Donna my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. I know how much you adored your John and how happy you were to have him by your side for twenty years. Hold on to those very precious memories, he will always be part of who you are. Stay strong and know that you have a big family at United to lean on. With love and sympathy Jane DiPaola

Posted by:
Joe Callinan

Posted on:
January 27, 2015

John and i worked at the Parker house for many years. He was one of the hardest working men I knew. He was always my go to guy when I needed life advice or just someone to talk to. We had many laughs at night and I remember some of the stories he would tell my about the old country. He had such a passion for life and everything he did. After he left the OPH I would run into him and his wife Donna occasionally at Suffolk downs. It was like we never skipped a beat catching up on old times. I am gonna miss those chats.My condolences go out to all his family and friends.

Posted by:
Jo-Ann Rossi

Posted on:
January 27, 2015

John was a loving member of our family for over twenty years. He was always a gentlemen, a fine uncle and brother in law. But most of all he made my sister very happy for all of her married life . They were always content just being the two of them. We will miss his wonderful gift of words of wisdom and conversations that he would share with all of us. John was always positive, never complained and thought everything was MIGHTY , GRAND or FINE . Which is a great quality that we should all acquire from John and keep with us always and share with others. He will be sorely missed by our family, Jo-Ann , Ron, Amanda, Ronnie

Posted by:
Bob Boudreau

Posted on:
January 26, 2015

I worked with John many years ago at the Omni Parker House. Though we lost touch after I left, he is always one of the fondest memories of my days there. When recalling working with John it always brings a smile, a chuckle, and sometimes and outright laugh! His stories were always a mix of a life lesson with a chuckle. He was often heard singing an Irish tune while patrolling the back halls of OPH, much to the delight of all that heard him! He was one of the kindest people I have ever known or met. My sincerest condolences to his entire family, extended family and friends.

Posted by:
John Fontana

Posted on:
January 26, 2015

John and I worked together at the Parker House (I’m still there). He was quite a character. Smart as a whip, quick with a joke, and always ready to help us “young guys” figure things out by sharing his vast inventory of stories and life experiences. Though he’s been gone from the OPH for quite a few years, he will always be a part of the Parker House Family. My sincerest condolences to Donna and the rest of John’s Family. I know that he’s smiling down on us right now while enjoying a Pint in Heaven. John Fontana Area Director of Loss Prevention Omni Parker House

Posted by:
Butch Alpers

Posted on:
January 26, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss, I smile every time I think of John, as we spent much time together at the Parker House. Some of my fondest memories were sitting at "The Littlest" with a pint. I moved on to the Police dept and lost touch, but thought of him often, I only wish I could have one more night with my old friend.

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