John R. 'Jack' Gleason
Lifelong resident of Lowell, Army Vet; 72
LOWELL -- John R. "Jack" Gleason, age 72, a lifelong resident of Lowell, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Lowell General Saints Campus. He was the husband of Lillian M. (LaCourse) Gleason.
He was born in Lowell on August 19, 1941, son of the late Patrick and Dorothy (Estright) Gleason. Jack grew up in Lowell, and graduated from Lowell Public Schools.
He was an employee of Prince Corrugated Packaging Corporation for over 20 years, and was a Vietnam era Veteran. He served in the United States Army as a spec 4, and served time in Germany as well.
He was an avid Tom Clancy reader, spent many hours enjoying game shows on the Game Show Network, and loved spending time with his special pets, Norton, Jessie, Jewelz, and Joe.
Besides his wife, Lillian, survivors include his children, Laurie Ray-Bordeleau and her husband, Gary of Lowell, Jackie Gleason-Savage of Lowell, Robin Ray and her fiancée, Stephen Callery of Lowell, Cynthia Mello-Carman and her husband, Keith Carman of NH, Vance Ray and his wife, Sandra Ray of Lowell, Steven Ray of Florida, and Kenneth Ray of Boston; his sisters, Patricia Dickieson and her husband, Ernest, Debbie Gleason-Wright, Kathleen Calden, Louise Rocheleau, Cheryl Bouchard and her husband, Raymond; his brothers, Ronald (Butch) Gleason and Kenneth Gleason; his grandchildren, Nicole and Joseph Bordeleau, Jordan, Brittany, and Nathan Savage, Jenna Pistolis, Sarah Ray, Rachel and Zachary Ray, Therese Polanco, Jennifer Kuilan, and Johnny Mello; 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
GLEASON -- Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jack's viewing on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at M.R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., LOWELL from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, relatives and friends are welcome to donate to the
, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or www.Diabetes.org or the Vietnam Veterans of Massachusetts, 27 Beacon St., State House RM 546-2, Boston, MA 02133 or www.myvvmi.org. Please visit online memorial at www.laurinfuneralhome.com
M.R. Laurin & Son Funeral Home
295 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on June 6, 2014