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KEARNEY, John F. Of Hanson, passed away on August 26th, three days after his 70th birthday, after a period of failing health, surrounded by his family and memories of a wonderful life. He was the beloved son of the late Jack and Mary Ruth Kearney of Winthrop and stepson to the late Alice Farquhar Kearney of Winthrop. Devoted husband of Linda Garaffo Kearney of Hanson, formerly of Weymouth. Loving father to Shannon Kearney MacCormack and her husband Craig of North Attleboro and an indulgent grandfather to Alyssa MacCormack. Brother of Ellen Kearney of Southhaven, Mississippi and Hope Kearney Garvey and her family, also of Southhaven, Mississippi. His loving sister-in-law Gwen Rimovitz and her husband William of Brockton, his best friends and traveling partners and their families. Stepbrother of William and Joan Farquhar of Connecticut, Peter and Andrea Farquhar of California and Paul Farquhar of Quincy and their families. John will be remembered for his strong work ethic, working for Sprinkler Fitters Local 550 for almost 45 years, before retiring in 2012. He loved to travel, especially to Disney World with his granddaughter, gamble, and cook, perfecting his mac and cheese and many soup recipes after his retirement. Services will be private. If you would like to remember John in some way, please consider making a donation to Stepping Stones for Stella, or to the South Shore VNA and Hospice, www.southshore For online condolences, please visit at:

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2016.
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September 5, 2016
one of the best guy i got to know in local 550,john will be missed R.I.P.JOHN
August 29, 2016
Dear Linda, Shannon, Craig and Alyssa,

Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. John was such a loving husband, father, and grandfather with a generous spirit. We hope that you find some comfort in knowing that he is at peace and his suffering has finally ended. We will be here for all of you now and whenever you need our love and support. John will remain in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Our Deepest Sympathy,

Tom and Kathy
August 29, 2016
Dear Linda, Shannon, Craig and Alyssa,

We are so sorry for your loss. John was such a loving husband, father and grandfather and I know he will be greatly missed by all of you. We hope you find some comfort in knowing that John is finally at peace and without suffering. We will be here for all of you when you need love and support, either now or anytime down the road. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.


Kathy and Tom
Kathy and Tom Muldoon
August 28, 2016
Dear Ellen & Hope,

I have so many fond memories of our days at St. John the Evangelist School. We had such fun times together when you lived at Point Shirley.

Please be assured that I will keep you all in my prayers and I pray that God will give you strength during this difficult time.

Ruthie (Soares) Hames
Ruthie Hames
August 28, 2016
Ruth Hames
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