John R. "Jack" Fenton (1954 - 2013)

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FLORENCE - John R. "Jack" Fenton Jr., 58, retired Northampton firefighter, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home.

Jack was born Sept. 11, 1954, in Northampton, the son of the late John R. Fenton Sr. and Joan (Arthur) Fenton of Northampton. Jack was a lifelong Northampton resident, was educated in local schools and graduated from Northampton High School in 1972. Jack received his degree in landscaping technology from Springfield Technical Community College and his degree in fire sciences from Greenfield Community College.

Jack was a Northampton Firefighter for 27 years, retiring in 2003. He worked at all three Northampton fire houses including the former Masonic Street station.

Jack was a wonderful father, coaching his son's Little League teams and Northampton Youth Football teams throughout their youths'.

He was an avid fan of University of Massachusetts athletics, especially football. He loved to vacation in the summer with his family in Wells, Maine.

Jack loved his retirement time spent with his dog Eleanor. He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Northampton and worshiped at Annunciation Church in Florence.

He leaves his beloved wife of 35 years, Patricia (Rogers) Fenton; his loving mother, Joan (Arthur) Fenton of Northampton; his proud sons, Patrick and his wife Mandy of Northampton and Brian and his wife Amanda of North Andover; his devoted brothers, Tom Fenton and his wife Kim of Leeds and David Fenton of Northampton; he also leaves many nieces, nephews and several cousins.

Calling hours at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton will be Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. The family invites you to join them on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Beacon Street, Florence, to celebrate the Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jack. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Leeds.

Donations in Jack's memory can be made to the Northampton Fire Fighters Relief Association, 26 Carlon Drive, Northampton, MA 01060.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Feb. 5, 2013