Obituary of John F. Scalley

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JOHN F. SCALLEY - in Woburn, January 19th, at eighty eight years of age. Beloved husband of Barbara J. (Hunt) Scalley. Loving father of Karen Flanders, her husband Donald of Beverly, Martha Coates, her late husband Myles of Methuen, Daniel P. Scalley of Woburn, James A. Scalley, his wife Karen of Tewksbury, Mary Jean Murphy, her husband David of Billerica, Kathleen Viveiros,her husband Charles of North Billerica, David Scalley, his wife Judi of Twin MT.,NH and sadly the late John F. and Brian M Scalley. Dear brother of Gerard Scalley of Woburn and the late Walter Scalley, Jean Finnethy. Cherished grandfather of twenty four grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Also many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, January 25th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Tuesday, 4 - 8p.m.. Remembrances may be made in honor of John to the VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA 01800.

OBITUARY:John F. Scalley passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017, very peacefully surrounded by his loving family. The beloved husband of Barbara (Hunt) Scalley he was eighty eight years of age.

Born in Woburn, John was son of the late Walter and Frances (McNabb) Scalley. Raised and educated in Woburn, John graduated with the class of 1946.

After High School, John enlisted in the U S Navy, serving his country proudly. Upon returning home, John attended Bentley College and concurrently, began employment with Beggs & Cobb, a local tannery. John was also active in Woburn politics as an Alderman for the Woburn City Council.

John and his friends enjoyed Billerica barn dances where he met his wife Barbara. Soon thereafter, they were married on May 3, 1952 and enjoyed almost 65 years of marriage.

John had worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad as a construction engineer. Upon leaving the Boston & Maine, John, an entrepreneur, went on to become President & CEO of his own business Northeast Railroad Construction Company providing railroad construction and consulting services to Amtrak, MBTA and numerous private warehousing businesses throughout New England.

John and Barbaraís life has always been dedicated to their nine children, twenty four grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. John always enjoyed the holidays spending time with his family. He truly enjoyed being a grandfather, cherishing all the attention he received from so many grand and great grand children and watching them grow.

John was an active member of Saint Barbaraís Church in Woburn. Not only was he a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, John chaired many committees for church related dances and fundraising activities to benefit those in need.

However, Johnís true love was his wife Barbara! Together, they went from barn dancing to ballroom dancing and mastered the polka. John and Barbara traveled New England following such favorites as Noel Henry, Sound Abouts and the Polkateers. John always danced the night away, and was blessed with a waltz of 65 years together with his loving wife Barbara..

In addition to his parents, John was sadly predeceased by his children, John F. and Brian M Scalley.

He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife Barbara, his loving children Karen Flanders, her husband Donald of Beverly, Martha Coates, her late husband Myles of Methuen, Daniel P. Scalley of Woburn, James A. Scalley, his wife Karen of Tewksbury, Mary Jean Murphy, her husband David of Billerica, Kathleen Viveiros,her husband Charles of North Billerica, David Scalley, his wife Judi of Twin MT.,NH. He was the dear brother of Gerard Scalley of Woburn and the late Walter Scalley, Jean Finnethy. Cherished grandfather of twenty four grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Also many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, January 25th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara's Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Tuesday, 4 - 8p.m.. Remembrances may be made in honor of John to the VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA 01800.