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John F. Errera

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, January 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St. ,Arlington, for John F. Errera, who died on Tuesday, January 3rd, at the Mt. Auburn Hospital of Cambridge, unexpectedly. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, January 9th at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Agnes Church, Medford St. , Arlington at 11:30 a.m.

John was born & raised in Arlington, lived his entire life there & was a 1967, alumnus of Arlington High School. He also attended University of Massachusetts at Lowell, majoring in Computer Science. He spent his early career as a High Tech computer analyst for Jordan Marsh Co. 0f Boston for over 10 years. Later he would specialize in contract work as a computer programmer for random companies. He retired in 2011, as a contract programmer for Gillette Co. John’s true legacy was his acumen & true love of all things, Boston sports, especially the Patriots & the Bruins. His perfect attendance to games, etc is legendary. His extended family of sports’ enthusiasts is historic, and the memorabilia he has acquired is enviable. John is a proud founding member of the “Friends of Arlington Hockey”, a “Booster Club” for raising funds for the members of the Arlington Hockey team, a special favorite of John’s charities.

John was the beloved son of the late Peter F. Errera, Sr. & Emma (Mosconi) Errera. He is the devoted brother of Peter F. Errera Jr. of Arlington, with whom John Made his home, Katherine A. “Katie” VanDorp & her husband, Adrian E. of Marblehead & the late Nancy M. Bostley. John is the cherished cousin of Mary M. (McCabe) & David J. MacKenzie & their daughter, Atty. Meghan K. MacKenzie, all of Wayland. Also lovingly survived by many other cousins, his brother-in-law, Paul G. Bostley of Marblehead & an extended family of sports’ enthusiasts. Interment will be in the family lot at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, January 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Arlington

Funeral Mass

Monday, January 9th at 11:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, 51 Medford St., Arlington


Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Medford St., Arlington

lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to NANCAMP c/o Essex County Community Foundation, 175 Andover St., Suite 101 ,Danvers, MA 01923 or by visiting (NANCAMP is a day camp founded in 1992, in memory of John’s sister, Nancy M. Bostley, for the care & comfort of children affected by cancer.

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