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John Cryan

CRYAN, John Age 79, of Bradford VT, formerly of Medway, Plymouth and originally of Quincy, MA passed away peacefully at home after a courageous 10 year battle with cancer, on Tuesday October 4th. His surviving family includes his loving wife, Dorothy Cryan, his son Michael and wife Laurie of Marshfield, his daughter Cathleen Broderick and husband James of Bridgewater, his stepson Richard Spataro and wife Melissa of Blackstone, his stepdaughters Tina Dennett and husband David of Bellingham, Karen Perdue and husband Chris of Marlborough and Donna Spataro of Wells River, VT, and eleven grandchildren. He also leaves his sister Anne Sharland of Alexandria, VA., wife of the late Donald Sharland, and family. Originally from Quincy, Jack served in the US Coast Guard and went on to become a respected photojournalist in Boston, employed by WCVB-TV5 for over 30 years. Jack received numerous awards from Boston Press Photographers Association for his news coverage. He would say he was very lucky that his job allowed him to travel to many places and meet people he otherwise would not have, US Presidents, world leaders, royalty, celebrities, athletes and the "average Joe". Jack retired to Vermont several years ago after years of chasing the news. He loved to tinker with old cameras, attend auctions and was known for fixing things. He was an avid collector of photographic memorabilia and a member of the Photographic Historical Society of New England. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Jack Cryan Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund, c/o Rockland Trust, 280 Union St, Rockland MA 02370 (or at any branch). This fund will benefit a VT high school graduate pursuing a career in photojournalism. Or if you prefer, to VNA and Hospice of VT & NH or the .

Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 9, 2011
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