John A. Cameron, 80, of Plymouth, formerly of Weymouth, a beloved father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully at home Jan. 16, from natural causes. Jack is survived by the mother of his children and former wife, Dolores Cameron Murphy; and was predeceased by his wife, Marion Ricardi Cameron. Jack is also survived by his five children and their families, Michael Cameron and his wife Pamela of Kensington, N.H., Gayle Cameron and her partner Judy Shaw of Quincy, Steve Cameron and his wife Karen of Hingham, Lori Cameron Messina and her husband Robert of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Jack Cameron and his wife Erin of Sandwich. Jack shared with all of his children on numerous occasions just how lucky he was throughout his life. Papa was also cherished and will be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren, Danielle, Steve, Andrew, Kate, Mattingly, Conor, Michael, Kelly, Robbie and Colleen. Jack was a former Marine and veteran of the Korean War, before his apprenticeship at the Typographical Union. Jack then spent his whole career (after a short stint at the old Record American newspaper) proudly working in the mail room division of the Boston Globe. His tenure at the Boston Globe spanned a time period of more than 43 years where he was a devoted advocate for union workers and veterans both within the community of Boston as well as around the country. Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 373 Court St. (Rte. 3A), N. Plymouth, Monday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. with words of remembrance at 3:30. Followed by a celebration of Jacks life at 4:30 at the East Bay Grille, at 173 Water Street, Plymouth. A private burial will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations in his memory be made to the DAV, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Online condolences can be made at richarddavisfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 18, 2014