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CAMERON, John J. Jack 87, of Seabrook Beach, NH, formerly of Medford and Somerville, May 9, 2014. Devoted husband of 56 years to Mary (Downey) Cameron. Son of the late Ita Rose (MacGillivary) and Allen Cameron. Beloved father of Dan and his wife Patti, Karen Johnson and her husband Dave all of Reading, Michael and his wife Sue of Andover, Paul and his wife Laura of Stoneham, John of RI, Matthew and his wife Rita of Lexington. Father-in-law of Andrea Cameron of Franklin. Loving brother of the late Mary, Eleanor, Al and his wife Irene Cameron, Virginia Franzen and her husband Roy, and Joe MacGillivary. Dear brother-in-law of Joan Mahoney. Cherished grandfather of Lauren, Michael, Christopher, Jessica, Brian, Christina, Greg, Jamie, Kathleen, Madeline, Jack, Joe, Stephanie, Caitlin, Daniel, Ryan, Matthew and William. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jack enjoyed spending time with his family particularly on Seabrook Beach where he spent the last 49 summers. Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) SOMERVILLE, Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, Medford at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Late veteran US Navy WWII, serving in the Philippines, Japan and Okinawa. Graduate of St. Clements High School, Somerville and St. Michaels College in Winooski, VT. Retired sales representative for 37 years of NET/Verizon. Jack was involved in many activities during his long life, serving on the School Committee and Board of Alderman in Somerville. He was Past Exhaulted Ruler and active member of Somerville Lodge of Elks. He donated many hours to Malden Catholic High School, both St. Clement Church and St. Joseph Church where he also taught CCD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jacks name to Creative Living Inc. (A program for those disabled and with developmental delays where Jacks granddaughter Jamie is enrolled) PO Box 3177, Andover, MA 01810. www.creativelivingandover.org/ ways-to-give/make-a-donation. For more information please visit dohertyfuneralservice.com
Published in The Boston Globe on May 11, 2014
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