John B. Courtois

Born: Tue., May 10, 1932
Died: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018

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Uxbridge- John B. Courtois, 86, passed away peacefully on December 30th, 2018 at Milford Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Lorraine A. (Shea) Courtois.
        He was a devoted father to his daughters, Terri Wolczik and her husband John of Uxbridge; Nan Caiazzo and her husband Tom of Lemon Grove, CA; and late son John Courtois and wife Kerri of Revere. He is also survived by his many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
        Born in Boston on May 10, 1932, John was the son of Oscar and Lucille (DeNaro) Courtois; brother to Charles Courtois and his wife Joan of Revere and the late Richard Courtois of Lynnfield. John spent the majority of his life on the North Shore before retiring to his personally constructed dream home on Pleasant Lake in Deerfield NH.
        John worked as a Glazier for forty years retiring in 1990. He was a member of the IUPAT Glaziers Union local 1044, the Charles E. Rice American Legion Post 33, and the Uxbridge Knights of Columbus Council #1562, where he proudly served for a time as Grand Knight.
A man of great faith, John was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge, and was a Eucharistic Minister. “Big John” and his wife greatly enjoyed square dancing, becoming a professional caller, and traveled extensively to participate in numerous festivals throughout the Northeast.  He enjoyed golfing, boxing, watching the Boston sport teams, and perfecting his culinary skills. John was a kind, gentle man and will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, and a caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
        Private services were held at St. Mary’s Church. Donations in his memory may be made to: CovenantHouse.org . To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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WILLIAM G GILROY JR
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Lorraine & Family
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of John, I was in the K of C with him. I first met John when I made my 3rd degree & John was the Deputy GK. I'll always have very fond memories of John & his warm personality & sense of humor. John was instrumental in getting me to become an officer in the K of C as now I'm the Grand Knight of the council. May God give comfort in your time of grief, May God Bless you & your Family

Jeff Richard
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
John,

Going to the Knights monthly meetings will never be the same again.
I will miss your sense of humor and how you looked at life.
Bob Churchill and myself will always remember the good times,and someday we all will meet up again.
Take care my friend,

Jeff Richard

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