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MacINNIS, John D. Of Hull, formerly of Quincy, Cape Cod and Sarasota, FL, passed peacefully at home after a very brief illness surrounded by family on June 27, 2016 at the age of 92. During World War II he served in the 101st Airbourne Division; notably in the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of Bastogne, Belgium. A recipient of a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal. John was his family's American Hero and one of the "Greatest Generation". His proudest accomplishment was his loving family. A kind and loving man, a father figure to many. His Catholic faith grounded him and he lived it out beautifully, modeling the importance of faith and family. John had a love of the ocean, appreciated all of nature, especially the beauty of New England. He retired from the Commonwealth of Mass Water Division. Beloved husband of the late Adele (Ungemach) MacInnis. Loving father of Mary Rose Ericsson and her husband Kenneth of Hingham, Jean Sullivan and her husband Peter of Scituate, John MacInnis and his partner Michelle Benoit of Plainville, and Rev. Michael MacInnis OFM of Boston. Cherished brother of Murray MacInnis of Quincy, and the late Mary Rita Lermond, Marie Emery, Neil MacInnis, and Robert MacInnis. Devoted Papa of Cody and Molly Sullivan and J.D. and Amanda MacInnis. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4-8 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Parish in St. Ann's Church, Hull at 10:30 AM. Burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 29, 2016
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