John E. Ross of Venice, FL, formerly of Natick & Wareham, MA died on Feb. 26, 2013. Survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Jean A. (Frongillo) Ross. Born in Pittsfield, MA, son of the late John & Anna (Dwyer) Ross. He was a self-employed plumber as well as the Plumbing Inspector for the Town of Natick. He graduated from Natick High School & entered the U.S. Marines Corp. in 1943 at age 17 and served our country proudly during WWII in the Pacific Theatre on the Island Hopping Campaign including Iwo Jima & Okinawa. Mr. Ross was a lifetime member of the Natick Elks & the American Legion and was an avid golfer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving children, John Ross & his wife Cheryl of Treasure Island, FL, James Ross of Natick, Jeffrey Ross & his wife Diane of Medway & Janice Hart & her husband Robert, also of Medway. Cherished grandfather of nine & great grandfather of five. Caring brother of Helen Palmer of Upton & the late Donald Ross. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patricks Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick on Sat. June 22nd at 10:00AM. Relatives & Friends respectfully invited. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors. Donations in Johns memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Dept. 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements by John Everett & Sons Funeral Home of Natick. For directions or to send Johns family a condolence, please visit www.everett funeral.com.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on June 19, 2013