John A. Gibbons

Died: 2012-01-31
Resided in: Danvers, MA
Viewing type: Private
Viewing location: Private
Viewing date: 2012-01-31 Private
Service type: Funeral Mass
Service date: 2012-02-04 11am
Service location: St Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Danvers MA
Burial type: Burial
Burial date: 2012-02-04
Cemetery: Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers.
Contributions: Pending

For further details please contact Amy at 978 223 2262.

John Austin Gibbons passed peacefully into Jesus’ presence on 1/31/12 his 91st birthday, following a brief illness.

John is survived by his loving wife Claire of 62 years, his daughter Amy Gibbons Lewis of Danvers as well as his son-in-law and best friend Dan Lewis and his 4 loving grandchildren; John, Sam, Ryan and James (all of Danvers). John was born in Clinton in 1921 to Mary Hasting Gibbons and James Francis Gibbons, both born in Ireland. He proudly served his country during World War II as part of the US Coast Guard. He was a member of Saint Mary’s Parish and a former member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 1, Newbury Port, and Knights’ of Columbus. John went on to have a long and successful career in plumbing and heating. John was known for his dedication to his faith and to his family and would want to be remembered for the light he brought into peoples’ lives, his presence will be sorely missed, John also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his son John Joseph Gibbons (1967) and his siblings Mary Teresa Gibbons and James Francis Gibbons.

Online expressions of sympathy below:

Dear Amy,Dan ,John,Sam Ryan and James , I hate thinking of the sadness you are all feeling .I was fortunate enough to meet your Dad,Grandfather and sit and talk with him and Claire for a whole week!!! .Your grandfather was a joy to know,and I noticed that he ALWAYS had a smile on his face ! He was a happy man ,and I believe that was because of his wonderful,dedicated faith to Our Lord ,whom he is with right now. I love all of you and pray you will soon feel less grief in time .Thank you all for sharing him with me for a little while !! God bless all 7 of you , Siincerly,with love ,Corrine
Very sorry for your loss, he looked like a very nice man, God Bless..
Dear Aunt Claire and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing. I know he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and wonderful man in every respect. He will be missed and though of always. Know that you are all in our prayers at this time. I know he is with the Lord, Johnny, Nana, Grandpa, my dad and Aunt Mary, today. Love, Jim, Clarissa and family
Dear Amy,Dan,John,Sam,Ryan and James, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Cindy, Mike, Mike and Nick Marchand
Dear Dan and Amy, So sorry about Gibs passing - he was certianly a great guy. He will be long remembered by all of those who knew him. We're in Florida and our thoughts are with you all. Lots of love, Hal and Clyde (Mom and Dad)

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