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John J. Stack, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Stack, JohnFunerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere for John J. Stack, Jr., who passed away on September 5th at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, September 9th at 9:30 a.m.  followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 10:30 a.m.

Born & raised in Revere, John attended Immaculate Conception School & graduated in 1944. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy & proudly served his country. John was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946, as a Pharmacist’s Mate. John attended Wentworth Institute of Technology earning an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949. He went on to further his education by earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1954. On July 11, 1953, John married the love of his life, Eleanor Hickey. The couple settled in Revere and began to raise their family, until John received a position as an electrical engineer from Curtis Wright Co., where he worked for 9 years. He advanced his career by securing a position with Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey. John had a very fulfilling career that spanned over 25 years. John had many interest & passion’s, one was his love for playing the Violin. He played other instruments as well, but the violin was his absolute favorite he and continued to take lessons.. After retiring, both he and his wife returned to John’s childhood home in Revere on Trevalley Rd.  John’s favorite past time was his love & devotion for his wife & family.

He is the beloved Husband of 63 years to Eleanor M. (Hickey) his best friend. Devoted father of Maryellen Lobb & her husband John of Denville, NJ., Nancy L. DeCindio & her husband Daniel of West Patterson, NJ., John J. Stack III & his wife Lynda of West Milford, NJ and Kevin M. Stack of Revere & Sweetwater, TN. Brother of the late Sr. John Marie Stack, O.S.F. Lovingly survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren & 2 great-great grandchildren. Dear brother-in-law of Patricia L. Teixeira & her husband William A. of Revere & the late George Hickey and Dorothy Collins.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. He was a late member of the Picatinny Rod & Gun Club, NJ. . He was also active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #179 Revere, and the Malden Anglers of Saugus.

 Visiting Hours

Thursday, September 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, September 9th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Restoration Fund at Immaculate Conception Parish, 22 Lowe St. Revere, MA 02151.

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  1. Azem Cakerri
    Sep 12 2016

    Please accept my sincere condolences. I worked with John “Pappy” at Picatinny Arsenal. I remember him when I first started at Picatinny many years ago. Pappy was always upbeat and willing to provide his guidance. He also always had that pipe of his that he would lose sight of every now and then. He was truly one of the great human beings I’ve met.


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