John J. Ward

Born: Mon., Mar. 11, 1929
Died: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 03, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 04, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Uxbridge - John J. Ward, 90, of Uxbridge passed away at Care Dimensions Hospice House on Thursday, February 27, 2020 after an illness. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne (Glavin) Ward.

He is survived by 3 daughters; Denise Zacchilli and her husband Peter of Marlboro, Debbie Ward and her wife Robyn of Medford, and Kathleen Whittaker and her husband John of Uxbridge; 1 son John “Jack” Ward and his wife Doreen of Hudson; and his grandchildren, Ashley, Melissa, Matthew, Daniel and Catherine; and his great grandson Anthony, many nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Gail Glavin of West Roxbury.
        Born in Brookline, MA on March 11, 1929 he was the son of William and Julia (Hayes) Ward and grew up there before moving to Marlboro with his wife to raise their family and retired in Vinalhaven, ME for 13 years. They then moved to Uxbridge 17 years ago.
        He was educated in the Brookline school system and was drafted into the Army in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1953. He worked for Boston Edison for 37 years in Waltham as a lineman until his retirement. John enjoyed golfing, building model airplanes and boats, and being with family. He also enjoyed woodworking, sailing and spending time at the Uxbridge Senior Center. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Church.
        John’s funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2020 from 5-8 PM in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge, MA. Burial will be privately held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Milford Regional Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital or the Uxbridge Senior Center. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:

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Katie Thorsen
   Posted Sat February 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss

Robert Terrasi
   Posted Sat February 29, 2020

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Team Warrior.

To Jack and the entire Ward Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Love and prayers, your friends and extended family of Team Warrior.

Michael Walsh & Family
   Posted Sat February 29, 2020
To the entire Ward Family,May you all find comfort during this time and reflect on the good times. Thinking of you all. The Walsh Family

Wayne Bresnahan
   Posted Sun March 01, 2020
Jack, Doreen and family-very sorry for your loss. -Wayne Bresnahan

Vanessa Gavin
   Posted Sun March 01, 2020

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Curious Kids Childcare.

Love your Curious Kids Family

Peggie Thorsen
   Posted Sun March 01, 2020
When we moved to Marlborough, John and Jean were the most helpful and hospitable next-door neighbors we could wish for. That was 47 years ago. Although John will be greatly missed by all who knew him, it is a blessing that he is reunited with the love of his life.

Gail Boutiette
   Posted Mon March 02, 2020
So sorry for your family's loss of John. He was such a sweet person and will be missed by many. He was loved by so many people and all of us at the Uxbridge Senior Center.

RIP John, keep smiling

Paul L. Philben
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
John Ward was a fabulous uncle to me, especially when I was a little kid, sailing with him on his sunfish in Nantucket Sound. I owe a life long love of boating and the beach to those memorable early days on the water. He was loved and respected by my wife Dorine, and our children Lily and PT. We'll certainly miss him, but I was very happy to see him live a vigorous life into his nineties. Paul Philben and Family, Milford, CT

Bob Haigis
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
Just to make John's family aware, he and I became good friends for the last year or so of his life. You can certainly be proud of him. he was a great man. He love the Saturday or Sunday meals I prepared for us, along with a slug of good red wine. He was probably one of the most open and friendly men I have met in a long, long time. It didn't take long in sharing our lives before we discovered we had a lot in common. We both had experiences with "his" and his wife's island in Maine.
yes, I will miss him, but am SO glad I got to know him. Bob Haigis

michael Drummey
   Posted Wed March 04, 2020
My sincere sympathy to the entire Ward family, many fond memories over the years.

Michael Drummey

Lynn O'Connor Phelan
   Posted Sat March 07, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your father was such a good guy and a great neighbor and friend to my parents for years. Wishing you peace and wonderful memories. Lynn O'Connor

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