John Michael Packer
1965 - 2021
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PACKER, John Michael, age 55, of Attleboro, MA passed away at home on February 7, 2021 due to unexpected complications from a recent surgery. He was the loving and devoted husband of Rebecca L. Packer and loving and proud father of his son, Ryan Packer and daughter, Lauren Packer. He is also survived by his parents John and Joyce Packer of North Attleboro, MA and his brother Eric Packer, his wife Donna and their children also of North Attleboro, MA. His brother-in-law James Taylor of Attleboro, MA and his family Jennifer Taylor and their children. His sister-in-law Patricia Taylor and her partner David McCarthy, and Judith Quinlisk and her husband Walter and their daughter of Walpole, MA.
John was born on May 22, 1965 in Pawtucket, RI. He was a graduate of the class of 1983 at Bishop Feehan high school. John majored in Engineering at the University of Massachusetts graduating with honors in 1987. Upon graduation he started working in Sales for the company that he loved, Fluid Industrial Associates (FIA) of Woburn, MA. During his career with FIA he had roles of increasing responsibility and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013. His career at FIA spanned over 30 years. Throughout his tenure and leadership, as President, FIA continued to grow and evolve to new heights. He was a loyal, passionate and dedicated mentor, role model and leader who will always be remembered for his solid, steady leadership and guidance. John was also very active in the FHRA professional association and served in a number of roles of responsibility in this organization and as President of FHRA in 2019.
John's cherished family was his pride and joy. He and his wife Rebecca were high school sweethearts and had been married for 30 years. He loved spending time with family and was so proud of the accomplishments of his son Ryan and daughter Lauren. He especially enjoyed family ski trips to Bretton Woods, NH and summer vacations on Cape Cod. He loved teaching his children how to ski or golf, delighting in their progress and skill. John was so talented at so many things and always enjoyed sharing his experiences with others John was a passionate golfer, he was a member of Highland Country Club in Attleboro, MA for over 25 years, more recently he was a member of TPC, Boston in Norton, MA. John was also an avid skier, gardener, New England sports fan and car buff. He was determined, organized and generous with his time always ready to help others in both his personal and professional life. His positivity, talent and kindness were an inspiration to those around him and will be missed by all.
The Packer family would like thank their extended family and friends for their support at this time and would also like to give special thanks to John's professional family of friends and colleagues at FIA, FHRA and throughout his industry.
A private ceremony will take place for immediate family due to the current COVID pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o St. John the Evangelist Church, One St. John Place, Attleboro, MA 02703 in John's memory.
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Published in Sun Chronicle on Feb. 13, 2021.
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February 15, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Barbara Sullivan
February 13, 2021
Such wonderful tributes here thank you for sharing them. I met John in Junior High School and we reconnected at Highland Country Club in 1997.

He was my partner for many tournaments and we always had a great time. We didn’t always play good golf but we competed and enjoyed our time together often catching up on what was happening with our families and work too.

Michele and I enjoyed seeing Rebecca and John when we could. Busy schedules made it tough but when we were able to connect those were good times too.

As it is with a friend like John, when you encounter them after a long time of not seeing them you pick up right where you left off as though it was yesterday.

I trust that it will be the same when we see him in heaven. Know that John will continue to be present to you through the Holy Spirit. May the grace and peace of Jesus comfort us all but especially Rebecca, Ryan and Lauren.
Armand Brunelle
February 13, 2021
I had the pleasure of playing golf with John many times over the years at Highland County Club. A quiet, unassuming man of high integrity. I'm so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Bob Thresher
February 13, 2021
Eric & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are sent to each and everyone of you at this very sad and difficult time in the loss of your dear Brother. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Love Always, Don & Sam Marceau
Donald & Sam Marceau
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