Date of BirthMay 21, 1923

John Arthur McCormack Obituary

Date of BirthMay 21, 1923

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Date of PassingOctober 27, 2016

John Arthur McCormack Obituary

from Washington, New Hampshire, United States

Date of BirthMay 21, 1923

John Arthur McCormack Obituary

Date of BirthMay 21, 1923

223 Views

Date of PassingOctober 27, 2016

John Arthur McCormack Obituary

from Washington, New Hampshire, United States


JOHN ARTHUR McCORMACK, 93, formally of Rich Street in Groveton, died peacefully October 26, 2016 at Coos County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown where he had been a resident since 2012. He was born on May 20, 1923 in Lancaster, NH to James and Irene (Miller) McCormack. John grew up in Groveton and graduated from Groveton High School in 1941. He joined the US Navy; served from 1943-1946 and traveled the world on the USS Core. He was a proud veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Groveton American Legion, Post #17. John returned to Groveton after the Navy and he married Marjorie A. Driscoll on April 18, 1949; they raised six children together; they were married for 64 years before Marjorie's passing on August 1, 2013. John worked at the paper mill in Groveton in the print shop, and then went to Stinehour Press as the head pressman where he was known as "Mr. Letterman" and retired September 15, 1985. He had many interests, golfing, fishing, basketball and baseball. He was a great golfer and was one of the North Country's famous basketball referee duo of McCormack and Emery. John was a lifelong REDSOX fan. John is survived by his six children Karen & Dennis Maguire of Stratford; Kevin & Vicki McCormack of Sequim, Washington; Ann & Kim McCormack-Getty of Englewood, FL; Judi & Ivan Shannon of Groveton; Beth Styles of Lancaster; and Christine & Robert Perras of Groveton; thirteen grandchildren Tina Maguire Deblois; Lisa Maguire Wheelock; Jason McCormack; Christopher McCormack; Kate Shannon Hickey; Luke Shannon; Matt Shannon; Erik Styles; Sarah Styles; Patricia Perras James; Nick Perras; Bobby Perras; and Josh Perras; twenty great-grandchildren; two sisters Maxine Byrne and Myrle & Harry Brown of Texas; one brother-in-law Eddie Driscoll of Lancaster and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Marjorie (Driscoll) McCormack; an infant son and a great-granddaughter Jewelya Perras. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Armstrong-Charron Funeral Home in Groveton. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Fr. Daniel Deveau, pastor of the St. Francis Xavier Church, Groveton officiating. Burial of cremains will be May 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Northumberland Cemetery. At the family's request, memorial donations may be made to either the Coos County Nursing Hospital Memorial Fund; PO Box; West Stewartstown, NH 03597 or the American Legion Post #17; 207 State St.; Groveton, NH 03582. For directions to the services or to send the family your condolences via the online register book, please visit, www.armstrongcharronfuneralhome.com

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