John J. Nowell

January 25, 2003

JOHN J. NOWELL, age 48, in Stoneham, formerly of Woburn, suddenly, January 25th, beloved husband of Kathleen J. (Upton) Nowell. Devoted father of Bryan T. and Allen J. Nowell, both of Stoneham. Loving son of Alfred J. Nowell of Woburn and the late Gertrude M. (Casey) Nowell. Dear brother of Alfred J. Nowell, Jr. and his wife Susan of N. Andover, Mary Ellen Monis and her husband Steven of Brookline, James S. Nowell and his wife Paula, Barbara J. Nowell-Verdolino and her husband James, and Elizabeth A. Nowell, all of Woburn, Mark E. Nowell and his wife Sandra of Billerica, Kevin T. Nowell and his wife Mary Beth of Roslindale, Louise Nowell of Boston, and the late David Nowell. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, January 29th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the Liver Foundation, 88 Winchester St., Newton, MA 02461.

OBITUARY:

John J. Nowell of Stoneham, a native of Woburn, died suddenly early Saturday, January 25th, at Winchester Hospital after having been stricken at his home. The husband of Kathleen J. (Upton) Nowell, he was forty-eight years of age.

Born in Winchester, he was the son of Alfred J. Nowell of Woburn and the late Gertrude M. (Casey) Nowell. He attended Woburn schools and was a 1972 graduate of Woburn High School. For the past fifteen years he had made his home with his wife and sons in Stoneham.

At the time of his death he was employed as an inventory control analyst by United Stationers on Wildwood Street in Woburn, where he had worked for the past sixteen years. Previously he had worked for the J.J. Reilly Company for a number of years.

He held membership in the Union Club in Beverly. John was an avid golfer and loved the New England Patriots, for whom he held season tickets for thirty years. He played in a men’s softball league and spent some time as a Little League coach. Devoted to his family, he was also involved, along with his two sons, in the Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham.

Along with his mother, Gertrude Nowell, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Nowell.

In addition to his wife Kathy, he leaves his sons, Bryan T. and Allen J. Nowell, both of Stoneham, his father, Alfred J. Nowell of Woburn, his brothers and sisters, Alfred J. Nowell, Jr. and his wife Susan of N. Andover, Mary Ellen Monis and her husband Steven of Brookline, James S. Nowell and his wife Paula, Barbara J. Nowell-Verdolino and her husband James, and Elizabeth A. Nowell, all of Woburn, Mark E. Nowell and his wife Sandra of Billerica, Kevin T. Nowell and his wife Mary Beth of Roslindale, Louise Nowell of Boston, and the late David Nowell.

John also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a host of dear friends.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, January 29th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in John’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the American Liver Foundation, 88 Winchester St., Newton, MA 02461.

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  1. Uncle John,
    I love you and miss you so much. This entry is about a month late but, I couldn’t bring myself to sign it until now. I love you very much! I will miss our updates on the Pats and how our home football teams are doing ( ps Reading is still better!). I have been to the house many times and I miss you sitting in your chair when I walk in.Our families parties won’t be the same without you. I will always remember the fun times we had! I love you with all my heart and I miss you!
    Love Lynette( aka Lynnie)

  2. We cannot believe that 4 short weeks ago John was best man at our wedding and he wiped my tears of joy during the ceremony! That is a memory we will always hold dear. Our deepest sympathy to Kathy , Bryan and Allen. John, we miss you and will always have you in our hearts.
    Love, Joe and Sue

  3. To the Nowell Family..

    I can’t say I knew John all that well, but from what I knew of him, he was one of a kind.

    He was a loving husband, dedicated dad, and one of the Patriots greatest fans.

    Now, no matter what stadium they’re playing in, he’ll see them from the best seat in the house.

    Rest In Peace John…

    Peter Bakula
    United Stationers

  4. Kathy,Bryan & Allen,

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you & your extended family.

    Johnny…
    I will miss our daily morning greeting of “Johnny….Marky…”
    6AM break will never be the same, nor will our softball games,though we know you’ll be watching…

    God Bless, John–
    You will not be forgotten.

    Mark Bryan & family
    Stoneham

  5. To the Nowell Family,

    I had the pleasure of knowing John for the past five years at United. He was always willing to spend a few mintues talking to me about the Patriots, work, or anything. I don’t know if I can call myself a good friend of his, but he will always be a good friend of mine. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Regards,
    Bill Bugley

  6. Johnny – It’s very difficult to pass your desk and not see you there. Instead there are notes with memories from friends and kind words from all. You would be so proud to see how many people love you and miss you at United Stationers. We have been so lucky to have you as part of our family. You and your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kelley Howard

  7. Kathy, Bryan & Allen,
    We will always miss Johnny, but he has been such a big part of so many lives, he will never be forgotten.
    Thinking of you always, Spud

  8. Our neighborhood and the Boys and Girls Club will not be the same without you. You have touched so many lives over the years we were blessed to have known you. May you rest in peace and keep watch over Kathy and the boys.

    Will our love, thoughts and prayers, The Fucci Family, Joyce, Mallory and Zachary.

  9. Kathy,Bryan and Allen,
    Our thought’s and prayer’s are with you all,just always remember no one can ever take away your loving memories you keep, in your heart,and in your mind.There John,Dad will always be forever.

  10. “Shorty”, Golf will not be the same without you. You will be missed, but you will always live on in our hearts & our thoughts. To Kathy & the boys, You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Love, Joe Nicoli & Meg Barnes

  11. Honey,
    I’ll miss you always and ever. You have left a big hole in my heart and my life. You were my one and only. We Love you and miss you so much.
    Your Loving Wife and Sons.
    Kathy, Bryan & Allen

  12. ONE PERSON LIVES…
    MANY LIVES ARE TOUCHED

    To Kathy, Bryan & Allen,
    Sending our love and support during this difficult time. Always know that we are here for you.

    To All Of The
    Family & Friends,
    John may have passed from this earth, but he will always be in our hearts.

    To John,
    We hope that you know how much we’ll miss you.

    Jim, Paula & Stephen

  13. So many of us at United Stationers will miss John — his humor and kindness, and good nature.
    Peace and sympathy to his family and loved ones,
    Alison Foley Nash

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