John D. MacBain Jr.
1940 - 2021
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John "Mac" D. MacBain Jr., age 80, of East Bridgewater, passed away peacefully Sunday night, March 28, 2021, at the Oakhill Nursing Home in Middleboro. Born August 28, 1940, in Lewiston, Maine, he was the son of the late John D. and Claire E. (Boulay) MacBain. John attended Hanover High School and Tabor Academy graduating in 1959. He was a proud graduate of Norwich University (1964) and went on to earn his Master's of Education from Bridgewater State College in 1965. John was devoted to helping people and always had a special place in his heart for children who came from challenging communities providing guidance and support whenever he had the opportunity. He started his professional career teaching at the Bridgewater Correctional Institute and continued teaching for over 33 years specializing in special needs, educating the students of New Bedford, Marshfield, North Attleboro and Brockton. He retired from the Brockton Public School System in 1998, last working at Ithaka Alternative School. While teaching, he coached high school softball and ice hockey for many years and then officiated softball, basketball and soccer. John loved being outdoors and stayed busy in the summers helping his parents run Camp Equi-Aqua for over 20 years and then starting his own business, Big M Landscaping. When he wasn't working, he found peace relaxing in the sun, especially at the beach. He also enjoyed playing softball, cards, pool, skiing, jogging, lifting weights and had a love for horses. John was a loyal New England sports fan and would never turn down the opportunity to be on the sidelines coaching and watching his children and grandchildren compete. John is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ann M. (Henschel) MacBain; three children, Lisa and her husband Ralph Roberts of Lakeville, Sarah and her husband Vance Wilkerson of Hanover, MD, and John Christopher MacBain and his longtime girlfriend Jaye Jenkins of Reno, NV; six grandchildren, Jessica (Roberts) and her husband Corey Raji, Austin Roberts, Savanah Wilkerson, Vanesah Wilkerson, Bria Moss-Wilkerson and Chad Wilkerson. Following cremation, a memorial visitation will be held at the Home of Funerarias Multi Culturel, 238 Court Street, Brockton, on Saturday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m. George F. Fiske III and Drew H. Fiske, Directors. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( Due to the COVID-19 Massachusetts Phase 3 Guidelines the Funeral Home will be open to 40 percent occupancy, face masks are required and please practice social distancing. We are all in this together.

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April 4, 2021
I worked as an Activities Assistant at Wingate Assisted Living in Kingston where I met John. I wish I had known that he had been a teacher, but I sensed a gentleness about him that would have been good with special needs students. John loved the musical events, and would be tapping his foot to the music ( he loved the country music songs!) and he would even dance a little! I did hear about John's horse adventures from a friend who visited him. His wife and children also visited often, and were so loving and caring, My thoughts and prayers are with them. With the deepest sympathy, Angela Dimisioris
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April 1, 2021
John was loved by people in the Greater Brockton Sports scene. A true gentleman who will be missed.
Joe Feeney
April 1, 2021
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