John Ford
1962 - 2021
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John Ford, 58, of Beverly passed peacefully on February 21, 2021 with his family by his side. Born in Melrose on February 22, 1962, John was the son of the late Frederick J. and Mary (Hagerty) Ford. John was a graduate of Ipswich High School class of 1980. He also attended UMass Amherst. John enjoyed time with his family and many friends. He was always ready for a conversation and often quick to share an interesting story. John collected wristwatches and had an interest in photography. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. John is survived by his siblings, Frederick Ford of Haverhill, Susan Williams of Rollinsford, NH, William Ford of Venice Florida, and Andrew Ford and his wife Carol of Stoneham. John is also survived by his nieces & nephews, Marybeth Ford, Elizabeth Williams, Christopher Ford, Nicolas Ford, William Ford, Kristina McIntosh, and Michael Brown. Due to the current health crisis, funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, PO Box 49104, Baltimore, MD 21287 Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. To sign online condolence visit

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Published in Chronicle & Transcript from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 2021.
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