John F. Gibbs

  • Born: February 4, 1943
  • Died: December 21, 2020
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON----John F. Gibbs, 77, a longtime resident of Easton, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 after a period of failing health. He was the loving husband of the late Dolores E. (Palano) Gibbs.

Born in Bangor, Maine, a son to the late Fred A. and Mary E. (Stubbs) Gibbs, he was raised in Hyde Park, MA and was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Boston. He continued his education at Boston College, studying accounting, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree, and later earned his Master's degree from Northeastern University.

John was a self-employed certified public accountant for the past 25 years working up until recently. He began his career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving as the Director of Revenue for Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston. John was a consummate professional and dedicated the last years of his life to serving his clients. He was an advocate for all those he knew – both on a personal and professional level.

John took great pleasure in volunteering his time to numerous charitable organizations. An avid cook who enjoyed the taste of good food, he also loved to dance, particularly the jitterbug with the love of his life, his late wife Dolores. John was an enthusiastic collector of Department 56 "Villages," and for many years his displays brought delight to his friends and family at Christmas-time. John was a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 238 in Easton.

John is survived by his children, John F. Gibbs Jr of New York, Michelle M. Colasante and her husband Angelo of Bedford, Joann M. Maguire and her husband John of South Carolina, Kirk J. Gibbs of Boston and Sheila M. Tucker of New York; a sister, Nancy E. Morgan of Hermon, ME; a cousin, Ronald S. Page of Stoughton; his aunt, Patricia C. Marley of Stoughton; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, a niece and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. He was also the devoted father of the late Christine M. Gibbs.

A private wake will be held in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral Mass requiring mask & social distancing on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 193 Main Street, Easton. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Donations in John's memory may be sent to My Brother's Keeper, PO Box 338, Easton, MA. 02356. For directions or condolences visit