Joaquin Pereira Jr.
1988 - 2013
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Joaquin Jack Pereira Jr., 25, of Taunton, formerly of Raynham and Easton, an honorable US Army veteran, died Tuesday, Oct.. 1, 2013. He was the companion of Ashley Crowell of Melrose. Born in Brockton on Aug. 20, 1988, a son of Joaquin Pereira of Taunton and his companion Catherine (McDougall) Gilmore and Tammy (Sprague) Gallagher and her husband Kevin of Raynham, he was raised and educated in Easton and Raynham and was a 2007 graduate of Bridgewater Raynham High School and attended classes at both Massasoit and Bridgewater State University. Joaquin enlisted in the US Army in Oct. of 2008, and served 2 tours of duty in both Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with the 182nd Infantry Regiment. Joaquin was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal// National Defense Service Medal / / Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Two Campaign Stars // Global War on Terrorism Service Medal // Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star // Army Service Ribbon // Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award) // Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device // Combat Action Badge // and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicle. Upon honorable discharge from the US Army, Joaquin has served with the US Army National Guard 747 Military Police Company. A former co-captain of the Bridgewater Raynham Football team, he enjoyed his collection of baseball hats and sneaker. His hobbies included watching the Boston Bruins, fishing, cribbage and playing pool. In addition to his parents and his companion, he is survived by his brothers and sisters, Aaliyah Rose Pereira of Franklin, Meredith Gallagher and Madyson Gallagher of Raynham, Laura Gallagher of Fla., Christopher Gallagher of Middleboro, and Patrick Gallagher of Plymouth; his paternal grandparents, Manuel and Idilia Pereira of Easton and Carol Sprague of Brockton and her late husband Calvin; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday from 4 - 8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street, (Rte.138) Easton. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton. Interment with military honors will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:30 p.m. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery donations in Joaquins memory may be sent to Mass Military Heros Fund, 727 Atlantic Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA. 02111. For directions or condolences please visit

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Published in The Enterprise on Oct. 6, 2013.
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September 30, 2020
You are sadly missed every single day. May you feel safe in the arms of the Angels. I love you❤
Deborah Blanchard
September 30, 2020
Every single day you cross my mind. I wish you were here so that you could meet my son. I wish you were here to see how grown your baby sisters are. I wish we could just sit and talk in much has happened over the years...I've needed you so many times. I love you, and I will always miss you.
Bianca Toledo
October 6, 2019
W24 misses you brother. ❤
September 30, 2019
Love and miss you Jackie hope all is well upstairs
Steve H
November 3, 2018
...i miss u jakki...i think of u at random and i love u i just wish u knew how much
October 2, 2018
Forever in our hearts. We miss you and love you.
Deborah Blanchard
October 1, 2018
You're still in our hearts. You'll never be forgotten.
Michael Ornelas
Family Friend
September 30, 2017
I can't believe that it has been 4 years already. We miss you, Jackie. You will forever be in our hearts and minds. We miss you and love you.
Deb Blanchard
Deborah Blanchard
October 4, 2013
Very sad ! I remember the day I cooked for Jack and my son Christopher Perez whom served with Jack in Afghanistan. Jack was full of life and joy and he had a wonderful time that afternoon. I know he is in a better place and the light of God is shinning upon him now. May our Eternal Father grant him peace.
Virgil Perez
October 4, 2013
Never an easy thing to lose a fellow soldier, ever... my thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. May his soul be at rest.
John Tirinato
Fellow Soldier
October 4, 2013
we are all very sorry for the loss of your son jackie he was always a very respectful kid and very funny as grew older he will be missed by all of us and never forgotten if there is anything our family can do give us call you have our number
phil, sue. paul, and stacey daggett
Uncle ,aunt, And Cousins
October 28, 2013
My condolences to your family in this time of great sorrow may you be strengthened and comforted by God who has the power to heal the heart from such grief and in the coming days lean on him deepest sympathy
October 8, 2013
Jack, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Son. My heart goes out to you at this much difficult time and in the days ahead. Stay strong.
Melody Hill
October 7, 2013
When we lose a loved one,they become . Then the memory becomes a treasure. Hold on to those treasures of your loved one, they will help you during these difficult times. may you also seek comfort in prayer. Ps. 65:2
October 7, 2013
rest I peace jack tou were a very special person we didn't spend a lot of time with you but you touched us with your personality and humor you will be missed
bernice occhipinti
October 7, 2013
Jack i am so sorry for your lost, no words could express our sadness, stay strong you have so many friends to lean on. you are in our thoughts and prayer.
Karin Swartz(Ayers)
October 7, 2013
Jack I'm going to miss your dearly mijo . Hope you are at peace now . Be easy . I love you bubba
Marc Jaramillo
October 6, 2013
forever in our hearts and will always be missed i no we didnt no each other very well but ur family forever always
karen labossiere
October 6, 2013
we will miss you and you will always be in hour hearts and soul
rosemarie labossiere
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