John P. Geary, Jr.

April 17, 2022

John P. Geary, Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

Korean War

John P. Geary Jr.  in Woburn, April 17th, 2022.  Beloved husband of Dorothy (Navarro) Geary at eighty nine years of age.  Loving father of Michelle A. Sullivan, her partner Michael Dennis and the late Peter Sullivan, Marilyn A. Donovan , her husband David J., and John J. “Jackie” Geary of all of Woburn.  Cherished grandfather of Marissa Donovan, PhD, John P. “JP” Geary IV,  Kara Donovan Radcliff.  Dear brother of the late Marilyn Cowan, Patricia Bevilaqua,  and Barbara Bramante.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews , cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Graveside Service to be held in Woodbrook Cemetery, Friday, April 22nd at 10 a.m.  Please in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in John’s honor to the Dana Faber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284 or to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA, 02118. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

 

John P. “Jack” Geary Jr, age 89, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday April 17th, 2022, surrounded by his loving family in his Woburn home. The devoted husband of Dorothy (Navarro) Geary.

Born November 27th, 1932 in Charlestown, MA, he was the beloved son of the late John P. Geary Sr and Catherine (McIntosh) Geary. Jack was one of four children growing up, dear brother of the late Marilyn Cowan, Patricia Bevilaqua, and Barbara Bramante. He moved to Medford as a child, he attended Medford High School, graduating in 1952. Jack was a Boston Globe All Scholastics and Hall of Fame inductee in Football, Baseball and Hockey. Jack fell in love with Dorothy Navarro, a Medford High School cheerleader. He received full scholarship to the University of Indiana for football. Jack joined the Marines and quickly rose to a rank of Staff Sergeant USMC 1955-1957.

Jack and Dorothy married in August 1957 at a very glamorous affair. Jack flourished in a career at the United State Postal Office for over thirty years, ending as a First-Line Supervisor. In 1968, he built a home in Woburn to raise his children. Jack was a devoted father to his three children, Michelle Sullivan, Marilyn Donovan, and John P. “Jackie” Geary III. He loved dearly his three grandchildren, Marissa Donovan, John Patrick “JP” Geary IIII, and Kara Donovan Radcliff.

Jack began his love of the water as a lifeguard at Walden Pond, he taught all his children to swim. He loved to bring his children and grandchildren to the ocean. Jack always enjoyed good political conversation with family and friends. Jack loved jazz music, good food, working in his yard, and all animals especially our family dogs, Jake, Elgin and Copper.

Jack will be deeply missed but our memories of him will keep his spirit with all of us.

Beloved husband of Dorothy (Navarro) Geary at eighty nine years of age.  Loving father of Michelle A. Sullivan, her partner Michael Dennis and the late Peter Sullivan, Marilyn A. Donovan , her husband David J., and John J. “Jackie” Geary of all of Woburn.  Cherished grandfather of Marissa Donovan, PhD, John P. “JP” Geary IV,  Kara Donovan Radcliff.  Dear brother of the late Marilyn Cowan, Patricia Bevilaqua,  and Barbara Bramante.  Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews , cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Graveside Service to be held in Woodbrook Cemetery, Friday, April 22nd at 10 a.m.  Please in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in John’s honor to the Dana Faber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284 or to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA, 02118. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Graveside Service to be held in Woodbrook Cemetery, Friday, April 22nd at 10 a.m.  Please in lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in John’s honor to the Dana Faber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston MA 02284 or to the Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA, 02118. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801

 

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  1. John & Laurel (Honey) Navarro

    Dear Dotty and family, our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in your loss.

  2. Dotty and Family –

    We are truly sorry to hear/read of your treasured loss. Jackie was a great young/adult man, a super celebrated athlete and most caring father for his children. We know you will miss him and have sweet memories of the loving husband, father, grandfather and friend he was. Prayers and Masses for him and the family will be offered. I only remember Jackie as a handsome and loving husband/father to all his family and know is presence and loving spirit will be missed for many days to come. There was joy and celebration in Heaven on Tuesday as he was welcomed to the GATE with open arms and an extended celebration.. With love and caring in the many days to come –

    Don and Ann (Drennan) Forsyth
    Germantown, Tennesse

  3. Michael R DiBacco

    Dearest Dotty,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and the family.
    You were a special couple and we have fond memories of both of you.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Mike and Julie

  4. The O’Connor Family

    Dear Marilyn, David and Family,
    We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of your dear father. Cherish all the good memories you have.
    Love and Prayers,
    The O’Connor Family

  5. Dear Geary Family, Jerry and I are sending our deepest condolences and our Love…Warm Hugs All Around 💛 Judy and Jerry

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