John M. Callahan passed away peacefully Monday, Sept 30, 2013., surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boston 94 years ago, John was raised in Dorchester, educated in the Boston schools and was a graduate of Boston College, Class of 1941. He resided in Milton for over 42 years. John was a retired special agent for the FBI and a retired first Director of Security for Mass. Lottery. He also was inducted into the Boston Park League Hall of Fame in 1987. He was the devoted husband of the late Mary C. (Halligan); loving father of Mary Byron of Milton, Julie Callahan-Healey of Fla., J. Michael of Hanover, Patricia F. of Milton, James of Quincy, Edmond of Scituate and the late Thomas F. and Rev. Neil Callahan, S.J.; brother of the late Edward R. Callahan. Also survived by 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Church, Milton, Saturday morning at 11. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A First Ave., Waltham, 02451. www.alfreddthomas.com Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton, 617-696-4200
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Published in The Patriot Ledger from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2013