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WOODACRE, John Of Wellesley and Mattapoisett, passed away on April 20, 2013. Born in New Bedford, a direct descendent of Mayflower Pilgrim William White and the Delanos of Fairhaven. Growing up in Newton and Nantucket, he studied classical piano at the Newton School of Music. He enlisted in the Marines serving in Guadalcanal. While in the Pacific, he survived a plane crash and was reported missing in action three times. Always Semper Fi. He attended Northeastern University on the GI Bill, majoring in physics. In 1966, he founded John E. Woodacre Oil. Post war, he had a brief marriage and had a son, John Morgan. Thereafter, he married Betsy Breed. They adopted and raised two children in Wellesley and West Dennis enjoying boating through Cape Cod. After Betsy, a Dean College professor died, John married Attorney Lorri Seibert in 1994. Jack had Yankee ingenuity, keen intelligence, and was an avid bridge player, boater, and loyal Rotarian. He is survived by his wife, five children, and nine grandchildren. Visitation at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St. WELLESLEY, Friday, April 26th from 5-7PM. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley, Saturday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The John and Betsy Woodacre Scholarship, Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02030. For directions and guestbook visit gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100

Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 25, 2013
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