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Dr. John J. "Jack" Kelliher

Peabody, Massachusetts

Jan 27, 1941 – Nov 12, 2017 (Age 76)


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Gately Funeral Home Obituary

Kelliher, Dr. John J."Jack" DMD, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, November 12, 2017. Jack was born and raised in Melrose on Kiley Farm. He attended St. Mary's School in Melrose and went on to graduate from B.C. High School in 1958. Jack graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in...

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Dear Susan and Family, I was sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy and that of my family on your loss. Respectfully, Mrs. Paul Tighe

Kelliher Family,

So sorry to hear of Dr. Kelliher's passing, he was always so friendly and nice! May time heal your sorrow and it will. Let the memories put smiles on your faces.

all my best,
Missy DellaRusso McSweeney

Mrs. Kelliher,

My deepest condolences on your loss. I always enjoyed waiting on you and your husband at Turner's. As my mother would say, "he was of good stock."

Turner's Melrose

I am currently the Class Chair for the Holy Cross Class of 1962. I primarily remember Jack as a very good hockey player on what was then a club sport at Holy Cross. However, classmate Charlie Trombly didn't think at my old age I would remember that and found a need to write: "Jack was a very good hockey player, having played at Boston College High School. Back then, our hockey team practiced at the old rink in Webster Square, usually at midnight or later. Bob Pipchick and I were...

So sorry for your loss. I just read it or would have came to service. Dr Kelliher was always nice to my family and myself. Also took care of my moms crown at her home while she was sic before passing. Dr kelliher and you Susan have always been very nice.

Mrs. K and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Dr. K was so nice. Enjoyed all the years of feeling like family whenever we came in. He was a sweetheart.
Love to you all,
Paula Fowlie, Carmine and Phyllis Ciampa

It is with great fondness that I remember Dr. Kelliher and the staff of the dental practice. My guess is that our family was one of the first to be treated at the dental practice and from my earliest memories, I went there as a child. My mother worked in the same building where the practice first opened and we immediately began appointments there as a family. One particular memory I wanted to share: In the early 1990's my daughter was injured in a bicycle accident and knocked out her...

Jack was an excellent student, classmate and friend. His memory will continue.

A great friend and confidant, Jack will be missed...I know who he is having with though. He showed you all how to muster strength, may it be useful now.