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John H. Jack Flood of Norton, formerly of Canton, died unexpectedly at home July 26, 2016. He was 77 years old. Jack proudly served in the U.S. Navy and dedicated his life to public service. He was a former public defender in Wrentham District Court and was the State Representative for Canton and Randolph for 10 years. In 1996, Governor Weld appointed Jack Norfolk County Sheriff, where he served until 1999. At the end of his public career, he was the Director of Substance Abuse Services for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. Jack had also been a gubernatorial and senatorial candidate. He graduated Northeastern University and Suffolk Law. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Brenda (Donlan) Flood of Norton. He was the loving father of Amy E. Fisher and her husband Neal of Walpole, Katy F. Risher and her husband Dan of Sterling, Va., Kerry A. Flood of Norton, Nancy N. Flood of Roslindale, and Mary F. Mahon and her husband Brian of Fairfield, Conn.; loving brother of Daniel J. Flood of Canton, Ellen Stonis of Punta Gorda, Fla., and the late Mary MacLeod and Susan Flood; proud and loving Pa to Alison, Kelly, Megan, Johnny, Liam, Declan, Claire, and Eamonn. Visiting hours at the Pushard Family Funeral Home, 210 Sherman St., Canton, Friday from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 700 Washington St., Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 a.m. Interment in St. Marys Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jacks memory to Boston Childrens Hospital, Attn.: the Heart Foundation, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Pushard Family Funeral Home www.roache-pushard.com 781-828-2929
Published in Walpole Times from July 28 to Aug. 11, 2016
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