John J. “Jack” Shaughnessy Jr.

February 20, 2020

John J. “Jack” Shaughnessy Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Vietnam War

John J. “Jack” Shaughnessy Jr. – of Woburn, Thursday, February 20th, at VA Brockton Healthcare Center, at the age of seventy-one. Beloved son of the late John J. and Jeanette (Hubbard) Shaughnessy. Dear brother of Jean Gisetto of Wakefield and Robert M. Shaughnessy, his wife Pamela of Hanover, NH. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends and fellow veterans are invited to graveside services with Military Honors on Monday, March 9th at 12 noon at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn.

John “Jack” E. Shaughnessy, a long time resident of Woburn passed away at the Brockton Veteran’s Hospital at seventy one years of age. Jack was the beloved son of the late John and Jeanette (Hubbard) Shaughnessy.

Jack as he was known to friends and family, grew up off of Green Street with his older sister Jean and younger brother Bobby. He attended St. Charles Elementary School and then on to Woburn High School, graduating with the Class of 1966. Growing up Jack had played and was actively involved in the Woburn Little League program.

Following high school Jack enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country proudly for six years. Jack was the recipient of four Bonze Stars, having been involved in the Tet Offensive. This was the time at which an all out effort by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese tried to over run the major cities of South Vietnam. This set the United States on a path that ultimately led to the fall of Siagon, the national capital, seven years later.

Following Jack’s discharge from the Army, he returned home here to Woburn for a while. He began working in the carpet industry for both residential and industrial carpeting.

Jack had a wonderful sense of humor, always making himself available to assist those in need.

Jack is survived by his son Dillon, of CA, and his siblings Jean Gisetto of Wakefield, and Bob and his wife Pamela of New Hampshire. Also he is survived by his niece and three nephews.

Relatives, friends and fellow veterans are invited to a Graveside Service with Military Honors on Monday, March 9th at 12 noon in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn.

Relatives, friends and fellow veterans are invited to graveside services with Military Honors on Monday, March 9th at 12 noon at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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  1. Lorraine Butler

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jack he is now resting in peace may god be with you And his family you are all in my prays

  2. Lee-Ellen Olson

    Jack, You will always hold a special place in our hearts. When we think of you we smile.
    Wayne and Lee-Ellen Olson

  3. Good friend and companion, north to south, coast to coast. Altoona remains a legend of unspeakable adventure. Thanks for all the good advice. You will be missed.

  4. Dan "Flaps" Murphy

    I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?
    Rest in Peace- Crudnic

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