John R. Eddy

September 1, 2016

John R. Eddy
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Vietnam War Veteran

JOHN R. EDDY – of Woburn, unexpectedly, September 1st, seventy-six years of age. Beloved husband of Deborah (Beck) Eddy of Woburn. Devoted father of John “Seth” Eddy of Tewksbury, Sara R. Eddy of Woburn, Michael Sprissler, his wife Wendy of CT and Rebecca Sprissler, her significant other Robert McCauley, Jr. of Woburn. Dear brother of Raymond Eddy, Jr., his wife Brenda of FL, David Eddy of Medford and the late Charles T. Eddy, his late wife Barbara, Lawrence Francis Eddy and Paul B. Eddy. Cherished “Grandpa” of Kaylie, Lyndsey, Connor and Robbie McCauley IV, also lovingly survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, September 8th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in John’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School St., Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

John R. Eddy passed away unexpectedly at his home, Friday September 1st. The husband of Deborah (Beck) Eddy, he was seventy-six years of age.

Born in Jamaica Plain, he was one of six children born to the late Raymond E. and Rosalind D. (Robillara) Eddy. John began his childhood years in Arlington, having moved to Winchester while in elementary school and was a graduate of Winchester High School along with the Class of 1956. Following high school John enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country proudly for a little over six years, during the Vietnam War. Upon returning from the War, John continued his interests in becoming an electrician. In doing so he secured himself a position at Bentley College where he served as the College’s electrician right up to 2006, when he retired.

In 1988 John moved to Woburn where he has made his home. In 1990 he married his sweetheart Debbie Beck. They were very devoted to their children as they grew. John later became “Grandpa” and was better known to the grandchildren as “Willy Wonka”, as he always had a very magical potion (aka: ice cream) to fix anything that was ailing them…. and it worked!

Throughout his life John was very well known for his tinkering and puttering around the house. Be it in the garden with his vegetables and flowers or at his work station, with anything that needed fixing, he always enjoyed tinkering! A jack of all trades if it was broken, chipped, cracked or in need of paint, glue, nails or a twist, John took care.

Often “Grandpa” would sit with the grandchildren and work on Jigsaw puzzles, which he found great interest in. He was a long time avid fan of all the New England Sports teams, which he also enjoyed with his grandchildren. John could be a real jokester, but when it came to his family, he excelled beautifully as a father, grandfather and loving friend.

Sadly in addition to his parents John was predeceased by his siblings Charles T. Eddy,his wife Barbara, Lawrence F. Eddy and Paul B. Eddy.

He is survived by his wife Deborah and loving children John “Seth” Eddy of Tewksbury, Sara R. Eddy of Woburn, Michael Sprissler, his wife Wendy of CT and Rebecca Sprissler, her significant other Robert McCauley, Jr. of Woburn. Dear brother of Raymond Eddy, Jr.,his wife Brenda of FL, and David Eddy of Medford. Cherished “Grandpa” of Kaylie, Lyndsey, Connor and Robbie McCauley IV., also lovingly survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, September 8th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in John’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School St., Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Very sorry to hear that Johnny passed. He was always a fun guy and great to talk to. I’ll be thinking of the Eddy family during this trying time.

    John Robillard

  2. John will truly be missed at 59 Campbell Street. Playing cards on Friday and Saturday night will not be the same without him around. Donna Christie

  3. I haven’t known john long but have known him long enough to know what a special man he was he will be greatly missed at 59 Campbell st gentelmen are hard to find but he was one for sure Sandra Proia

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