Jason David Peary

June 30, 2008

Jason David Peary

JASON DAVID PEARY – in Woburn, unexpectedly, Monday, June 30th. Beloved son of David C. and Donna-Marie (Chinian) Peary. Devoted and loyal brother of Rachel M. Peary. Cherished grandson of Robert and Myrtle (Couture) Peary, both of Woburn, and the late Lorraine Chinian. Treasured boyfriend of Christen Saia of Tewksbury. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 7th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Jason’s memory to Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125.


Jason David Peary of Woburn passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 30th, as he was stricken at home while working on a computer presentation. The cherished son of David C. and Donna-Marie (Chinian) Peary, he was twenty-seven years of age.

Born in Winchester, Jason was raised in Woburn and attended the Shamrock Elementary School and the Joyce Middle School. At eight years of age, Jason joined Woburn’s youth ice hockey program. He also participated in Woburn’s soccer and baseball programs, was a member of the Woburn Boys and Girls Club, and a member of the Boston Bruins Jr. Hockey Club. Aside from being a terrific ice hockey player, he also loved street hockey, roller blade hockey, and was a season ticket holder to the Boston Bruins. He always enjoyed the outdoors and loved playing with his dog, Pebbles. Additionally he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Order of the Arrow, which is considered the Boy Scouts National Honor Society.

Education was always a priority for Jason, and therefore he made the decision to attend Boston College High School where he excelled in computer science. While attending BC High, he was a member of Father Pollard’s ice hockey team and also attended the Elite Hockey Camp at Phillips Andover Academy.

After graduating in 1999, he went on to Boston College, where he received his degree in Computer Science in 2003. In addition to his college studies, he worked in BC’s food service program, preparing meals for the athletes, and also earned his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Following his undergraduate education, Jason pursued his Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Suffolk University. While attending Suffolk, he was recruited and mentored by the owners of WITS in Waltham, where he was currently employed. Jason was presently working on several important projects, which he was delighted to be a part of and was looking forward to field testing his programs later this month in New York City. He also had plans to return to school to earn another Master’s Degree in Accounting as an adjunct to his present position at WITS. Jason also worked for Armstrong Ambulance, a job he held since graduating from Boston College.

Just recently, Jason expressed an interest in firefighting, as his grandfather, Robert Peary, was the former Fire Chief for the City of Woburn, his father, David Peary, a Lieutenant, and his uncle and cousins are all members of the Woburn Fire Department.

A responsible person throughout his young life, Jason had a passion for life, a penchant for learning, natural athletic ability, and was a caring and devoted son and brother who will be sadly missed.

Jason was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Lorraine Chinian.

He is lovingly survived by his parents, David C. and Donna-Marie (Chinian) Peary, his sister, Rachel M. Peary, and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Myrtle (Couture) Peary, all of Woburn, and his girlfriend, Christen Saia of Tewksbury. Also surviving are many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, July 7th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made in Jason’s memory to Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125.


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  1. Christine Frantz,
    I don’t know if you remember me, I knew your family through Woburn Public Library. I was the blond lady that sat at the desk and shared the job with
    Anne Nawawi. I so feel your loss,
    And, would do anything to help you in your grief! My prayers to you both and Rachelle. If you feel like getting away sometime my house is always open to you and your family-AND I MEAN THIS!
    207 998 3072
    Christine Frantz
    16 Ledgehill Road
    Raymond ME 04071
    207 998 3072

  2. We are so sorry to hear about this most tragic loss. Although we never met your son, and Donna, we were just beginning to get to know you, we were so deeply saddened when Jane told us what had happened. We are here if ever you need anything.

  3. To The Peary Family:

    I’m so sorry and sad to hear of the tragic loss of such an accomplished young man.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Elaine Federico

  4. Dear Peary Family
    My deapest sympathy and our prayers go out to you. I did not have the honor of knowing Jason but it sounds as if he was a fine young man that made his parents proud.
    I am a member of Hudson Fire dept. Local 1713 and a hockey parent, if there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to contact us. Together in Christ and in the Brotherhood..Robert M.

  5. David, Donna and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Jason and that I missed the services. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Love, Sandy Niemszy

  6. Dave and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I am out of town right now, but found out about your tragedy from one of your many kind co-workers. If there is anything I can do to help, please feel free to reach out. I remember playing hockey with Jason at the Burlington Ice Palace, and he was always a polite young man with the same good manners and great attitude as his father! Dave, once again, I am so sorry for the loss you and your family have endured. My prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.

    Peter Bramante

  7. Dear Donna and family

    May it comfort you to know
    that we were so very sorry
    to hear of your loss.
    You’re in our thoughts now,
    and in the days to come.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Steven & Romi

  8. Jeannette franklin
    Dear Donna and family,
    I’am so sorry for your great loss.I look at his young face and
    think of you and say why? I feel
    so bad,I will say prayers for all
    of you.There are no words I can think of that will comefort you
    except, I will pray for you and
    your family.May God be with you at this very difficult time.


  9. Donna and Family,
    We are so sad to learn of the loss of your son. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless,
    The family of Diana Sears

  10. To the Peary Family

    We offer our condolences.

    Keith Shively and Tom Williams

    Bala Cynwyd, PA

  11. Michael Moschella, Las Vegas

    My heartfelt sympathies to all of the Peary family. My son Matt and Jason were classmates at BC High, and were very close friends. As a former teacher at BC High, I recall seeing a very happy young man when I think of Jason. I also recall him coming into my house one day and saying ” Hi Mr and Mrs Moschella, just here to see see Matt. All my family knew Jason and thought very highly of him, and will miss him. He will be in our prayers.

  12. To the Peary family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jason was a great kid and an outstanding teammate. May he Rest In Peace and may god bless all of you.
    -Richard Gangi

  13. I was devastated this morning to read Jason’s name in the GLOBE. During the years I was
    the Children’s Librarian at the Public Library, he was one of my very favorite patrons,
    twice being Best Reader in the Summer Reading program. His record of 182 books was never broken while I was there, not even by determined little Rachel.
    I am grieved for you all and for the loss of this wonderful young man.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Anne M. Nawawi

  14. To the Peary Family,

    Please know that “Uncle” Jim’s friends in NJ are praying for your healing…

    I can not begin to express my sympathy and sorrow over your loss or fathom your grief.

    Pain has an Element of Blank;
    It cannot recollect
    When it began, or if there were
    A time when it was not.
    – Emily Dickinson

    But, still I implore the Lord to bring you peace, a little more every day.

    They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.
    Death cannot kill what never dies.
    – William Penn

    Gentle thoughts during these difficult days,
    Susan DeFrance

  15. No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; …any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

    Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624)
    John Donne

    Jason David Peary was an invaluable part in the “completion of the world… his life, a vital unit in the whole of creation.??? The loss of Jason is a great loss to each and every human being.

    With deepest sympathies for your and humankind’s loss,

    Jane and Roy,
    Karen and Ariel

  16. Dear Donna, David & Rachel,

    I am so very sorry to hear of Jason’s passing! I can’t even imagine what you must be going through. How terribly sad & unexpected.

    All of you are in my thoughts & prayers.

    Love, Andrea

  17. The Peary Family,

    Jason was a sincere and kind individual. He was the first to welcome me to our Woburn Hockey team and we played at BCHS together. Always one with a smile and nothing but nice things to say about everyone he met, he was a role model for many to follow. This is truly a sad day. My prayers go out to him and the entire family. May he rest in peace. Anthony Parisi

  18. Meghan Kerley

    I will miss Jason so very much. I could never have asked for a better or more loyal friend.

  19. To the family,
    I am very sorry for your recent loss. Jason was a great person and I enjoyed the time him and I spent together playing Woburn Youth Hockey. My deepest condolences go out to you’re entire family.


    Mark Mercer

  20. Peary family,
    May you know peace and comfort. The ones we love are never gone, they will always live within our hearts.
    With deep sympathy & God Bless.

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  21. David, Donna and Rachel,

    Little can ease the pain but be assured there are many prayers coming your way and may your memories forever provide you comfort.
    Our deepest Sympathy,
    Kathy and Paul

  22. Dave,Donna,Rachel

    sorry to hear about jay,it feels like yesterday now when me and jay were taking the fire exam in haverhill talking about how many times we have taken it and hopefully this was goin to be our last…..RIP

  23. David, Donna, Rachel
    My heart is overwhelmed with sorrow to hear of Jason’s passing. Jason was a smart and wonderful boy, I have such fond memories of him growing up and I will miss him terribly, may he rest in peace and may god bless each of you. Fondly, Carolyn

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