John W. ‘Jack’ Rabbitt Jr.

March 19, 2016

John W. ‘Jack’  Rabbitt Jr.

JOHN W. ‘JACK’ RABBITT JR.- (Former Woburn Mayor) in FL, March 19th, beloved husband of Lois (Harper) Rabbitt. Devoted father of John T. ‘Jack’ Rabbitt, his wife Jane of Lunenberg, William M. Rabbitt his wife Jan of Woburn, Patricia Segien, her husband Stephen of TX and Catherine Rabbit of FL. Dear brother Joseph Rabbitt of RI and his late wife Carol Rabbitt. Lovingly survived by his dear grandchildren.. A Funeral Mass will be Celbrated in St Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Monday, April 11th, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday afternoon, April 10th, 1-5 p.m. in the Rotunda at Woburn City Hall, 10 Common Street, Woburn. Please enter City Hall doors across from the Court House. Remembrances may be made in Jack’s memory to the the Woburn Girls and Boys Club, Charles Gardner Way, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn,MA 01801. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

OBITUARY

John “Jack” Rabbitt, 85, former Mayor of Woburn for 12 years, recently passed away in Florida from complications of surgery.

John was born and raised in Central Falls Rhode Island , and graduated Holy Trinity High School, Boston University and attended NYU graduate school.

John loved sports and was an all state, basketball, baseball and football player in Rhode Island as well as playing softball until he was 82. He would often be seen shooting hoops around the city of Woburn and cheering at all his children and grandchildren’s sporting events. He loved the City of Woburn and remembered very fondly the people who encouraged and helped him through a tough job. He was most proud of helping the citizens of Woburn and keeping taxes down in the city. Upon retirement, he became a contributor to the Woburn Times , writing about events that were important to him, his city and his country. He loved history and visiting historical sites.

We will miss him, his amazing stories of his younger days growing up, his trivia quizzes around the kitchen table, his trips to the ice cream shops, and his always loving encouragement to all.

John is survived by his wife, Lois Ruth Harper, married 65 years; his sons, John Rabbitt and his wife Jane of MA, William Rabbitt and his wife Janet of MA, Patricia Segien and her husband Steven of TX and Catherine Rabbitt of FL; his grandchildren Beth Rabbitt and Ciara Sanders, William, Thomas and Andrew Rabbitt, Robert Segien and Stephanie Jenkins, Richard, Jason, and John Lombardo; and his great-grandchildren Phoebe and Maeve Rabbitt, Joseph and Ryan Rabbitt, Meara and Liam Rabbitt, Ellis Jenkins, Gianna and Olivia Lombardo.

Dear brother Joseph Rabbitt of RI and his late wife Carol Rabbitt. John was predeceased by his granddaughter Colleen Rabbitt.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Woburn City Hall Rotunda on Sunday, April 10th, 1-5 p.m. , 10 Common Street, Woburn. Please enter City Hall doors across from the Court House.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, Monday, April 11th,2016 at 10 a.m.

Remembrances may be made in Jack’s memory to the Woburn Girls and Boys Club, Charles Gardner Way, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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