John V. Chisholm

Died: 2016-05-15
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Funeral Mass
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Viewing date: 2016-05-23
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2016-05-23 9am
Service location: St Richard Parish
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FUNERAL MASS 5/23 9 am St. Richards

John V. Chisholm

February 18, 1933 - May 15, 2016

John (Jack) Chisholm died peacefully at his home after a lenghty battle with

dementia. Born in Rockland Maine, on February 18, 1933 , he was the son of

the late John and Regina Chisholm.

Jack served in the U.S. Army as a medic at Walter Reed Hospital. Later he

returned to New England and attended St. Anslems College ,where he graduated

with a BSA in history, and continued on his education to later earn his Masters

Jack devoted his life to helping others as a social worker. He was employed

at the Danvers State Hospital, then later at the Ma. Rehab Commission where he

helped to provide training and jobs for the disabled.

He was also known to sponsor many people whom attended Alcoholics

Anonymous, where he took great pride in helping those to achieve and maintain

their own sobriety.

Jack was an avid Red Sox fan , never missing a game. He also enjoyed

long rides , and walks by the ocean.

He is survived by his daughter Ann (Chisholm) Woitkowski and her

husband Joseph of Beverly, nephews Peter Chisholm and his wife Dominica

of Danvers, David Chisholm of South Thomaston M.E. ,Stephen Chisholm of

Washington D.C. , Mark and Mathew Chisholm and Spencer Lew of N.Y. City.

Besides his parents , Jack also joins in heaven his older brother Dr. Robert

Chisholm and his wife Regina. A nephew Jeffrey Chisholm, and cousins Donald

and Raymond Chisholm.

In lieu of flowers , expressions of sympathy may be made to (Alcoholics

Anonymous,) so that Jacks mission will continue to help with their sobriety.


Jack was a gentle giant. I have known him for over 40 years. He cared for others.I have more respect for him than any other person I know. He worked hard to turn his life around and then made it his calling to help others.He would leave his house at all hours of the night to help people stay sober and get help. He made a difference, He saved peoples lives. May you rest in PEACE. The world has lost a decent, caring loving person. Bob Coughlin

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