John Patrick McGonagle
Roberts & Sons Funeral Home
30 South Street
Foxborough, MA
John Patrick McGonagle, age 64, passed away peacefully at his home in Foxborough surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of the late John and Catherine (O'Donnell) McGonagle of Dedham.
John was born in Boston on October 7, 1957. He attended the St. Mary's School in Dedham and was a graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School, class of 1975. He graduated from Bentley College in 1981. He and his wife Maureen (McHallam) were married at St. Susanna's Church in Dedham on January 6, 1979. John and Maureen have resided in Foxborough for the past 40 years.
John began his career in accounting in 1980 with Ferngold Company of Boston. John became a partner in Ferngold Co. in 1986 and remained with the company when it merged with Livingston & Haynes in 2002. He was a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPA's and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle. Beloved husband of Maureen (McHallam) McGonagle. Loving father of Jennifer McGonagle Dziedzic and her husband Douglas of Scituate, Kathleen (McGonagle) Ferry and her husband J. Alain of Harwich, and John P. McGonagle, III, of Foxborough. Devoted grandfather of Emelia, Eleanor, Kendall, Kyla and Kelsea. Loyal brother of Mary A. McGonagle of Walpole and Kathleen (McGonagle) Iadonisi and her husband Louis of Washington, NH. Caring brother-in-law of Joseph McHallam of Tuscon, AZ, Joanne McHallam of Beaufort, SC, Patrick McHallam and his wife Beth of Medway, MA, Janet McHallam of Medfield, MA, the late Linda Barletta of Walpole, and the late Christopher McHallam of Medfield. He was the uncle to many nieces and nephews he held dear to his heart.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 4-7 PM at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St. in Foxborough. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM at St. Mary's Church, 58 Carpenter St. in Foxborough. To leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home web site at
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to to support Dr. David M. Miller's Merkel cell cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Published by Sun Chronicle on Nov. 18, 2021.
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Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Roberts & Sons Funeral Home
30 South Street, Foxborough, MA
Funeral Mass
St. Mary's Church
58 Carpenter St., FOXBOROUGH, MA
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Selina Dauria
November 20, 2021
I am so sad John left us so suddenly. I still could not believe that he is gone just like that. He would always come to our office bringing great humor, making us laugh together with him. He is one of the best Auditor, accountant that I have always aspire to be. A good, kind and wise man. Everyone in our company loved him. I will always remember John as one of the most wonderful person in this world, not because of what he has but by how much he is being loved by all who knows him and shall keep my fondest memories of him close to my heart. May Jesus Christ bless John's family with his strength as they overcome their grief of John's passing.
Selina Dauria
November 20, 2021
Maureen and family, I am so very sorry for you. John was one of the good guys. Always professional and so helpful. You will all be in my prayers and heart.
Jean Sullivan Greer
November 19, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with John for almost 10 years. Although technically he was my boss, he was more like a friend. We shared a lot of laughs and great talks. He was such a kind, good man. I am beyond sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to Maureen and his entire family.
Cheryl Cohen
November 18, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mike Everett
November 18, 2021
We hope John´s wonderful and sweet memories are a comfort to you and your family.
Amy and Stephen Strasnick
November 18, 2021
To the entire McGonagle Family, our hearts are broken to hear of John´s passing. It was always so nice to see John over the last few years at gatherings, and to see the kids have to much fun with him! He was one of a kind, and his life and legacy will be celebrated by those who knew him for a long time to come. You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. Sending all of our love and sympathy, Jen, Gracie, Willy, and Mimi
Jen Hartford
November 17, 2021
My condolences to John's family on his passing. Have known John on a professional basis for over 40 years. I will miss our talks, the laughs and his advice....Rest in peace my friend.
Andy Marcus
November 17, 2021
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