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Joaquin "Jack" Pereira, Jr.
  • Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery donations in Jack's memory may be sent to
  • Mass Military Hero's Fund
    727 Atlantic Ave, 3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02111

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“You are sadly missed every single day. May you feel safe in the arms of the Angels. I love you❤ ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Blanchard - Sugar Grove, IL

“Every single day you cross my mind. I wish you were here so that you could meet my son. I wish you were here to see how grown your baby sisters are....Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Bianca Toledo - Brockton, MA

“W24 misses you brother. ❤ ”
3 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Love and miss you Jackie hope all is well upstairs ”
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve H - Westfield, MA - Friend

“...i miss u jakki...i think of u at random and i love u i just wish u knew how much ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Destiny

“Forever in our hearts. We miss you and love you. ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Blanchard - Sugar Grove, IL

“You're still in our hearts. You'll never be forgotten. ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Ornelas - Taunton, MA

“I can't believe that it has been 4 years already. We miss you, Jackie. You will forever be in our hearts and minds. We miss you and love you.Deb...Read More »
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Blanchard - Middleboro, MA

“Jack there isn't a day that goes bye that I don't think of you, you will forever be in my thoughts and heart. Till we meet again rest easy my brother. ”
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Justin Donahue - Brimfield, MA

“Cannot believe it has been 2 years love you ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy benoit - Taunton, MA

“I miss your humor and dedication my friend! Rest easy Bro, ”
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Geoffrey Jenkins - Randolph, MA

“Jack, After basic we stayed in touch through facebook when you were overseas and I was stateside and then vice versa. I never got the chance to see...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Bình A. Phạm - Melrose, MA

“Missin you so brother, I love you. ”
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron - Brockton, MA

“I miss the joy and happiness to everyone. I know you are in the arms of the Lord Jesus and at peace. We all miss you and love you. ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Blanchard - Middleboro, MA

“Rest easy Bro! ”
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Geoffrey Jenkins - DORCHESTER, MA

“It's been a year since you passed away The way I miss you is different now How much you meant to us I still think about you every day I just love and...Read More »
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Steve-o - Westfield, MA

“You maybe gone but you're never out of our thoughts. ”
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Ornelas - Taunton, MA

“Hey Jack, you were in a dream last night. It was real great to see you, your smile was contagious - and you could brighten my day up all the time...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Nicholas Almeida - Raynham, MA

“Here I am at AT with out you. Wishing it was march AT when we had the time of my military career. Bro I can't stop thinking of you. I really miss you...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Stevie - Westfield, MA

“My condolences to your family in this time of great sorrow may you be strengthened and comforted by God who has the power to heal the heart from...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“you will never be forgotten R.I.P Bro you were a great soldier and good friend ”
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Stephen Vail

“Dearest Little Jack, I watched you grow up in my house since you were a baby. I took care of you from birth till you were a young boy. I relished...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Idilia Pereira - SO. Easton,, MA

“Words can't express our deep sorrow , you are forever in our thoughts and prayers. ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: The Murphy Family - South Easton, MA

“we are so sorry for your loss jack was a great kid and did alot for our country there are no words we can say just know our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim Kurt Jackie & Jacob - MA

“Having to say goodbye to Jackie was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do but I would never trade the gift of having him in my life for...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Ron Davidson - Brockton, MA

“Dear Jack, I just met you, I just can't believe you are gone.. You walked into the VFW in Melrose so full of life, excited for the next step in your...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Christine - Medford, MA

“Jack, I am so sorry for your loss. Our son's were only 1 year apart. I can not imagine the pain you and Jackie's mom are feeling. I remember a dinner...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy - South Easton, MA

“It's probably been close to 10 years since I've last seen Jack. Allot has happened. I played football with him and his father back in the day, and on...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Arrowsmith - Easton, MA

“Jack and Cathy, Tammy and Kevin, and all of your family, Words seem so very inadequate to try and comfort you in your unimaginable grief. Please...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Elizabeth Puopolo - Easton, MA

“Dear Jack and Pereira Family, May God bless all of you and may Jack truly rest in peace. Ours hearts and prayers are with you. May you find strength...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Colleen and Jack Hammond - MA

“Jacky will forever be a hero. Always in our hearts and prayers...may you rest easy. God bless you Jacky. ”
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Gina Campanella - Easton, MA

“Thank you for serving our country!!! Thank you for standing tall when others can not!!!Sorry for your loss to the family and friends of jack I do not...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Jenn - Taunton, MA

“Jack, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Son. My heart goes out to you at this much difficult time and in the days ahead. Stay strong. ”
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Melody Hill - Middleboro, MA

“Today was a sad day, it was tough to say goodbye to you, but I know when my time comes you'll be waiting to try and kick my butt in used to...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Crystal glockner - Bridgewater, MA

“Today was a sad day, it was tough to say goodbye, you'll forever be in my heart! So sorry for all family and friends! ”
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Crystal - Bridgewater, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Jack. We are all saddened by his passing but his life will go on in our hearts and minds...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: MSG O'Donnell - Carver, MA

“Jack, me and you had some great times together. you were truly one of the only guys i could count on to always get my back ,or talk to me when i...Read More »
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Anthony Parker - Temecula, CA

“Tammy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could be with you now during these terrible days. I remember Jackie running around at age 5 and...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Blanchard - Middleboro, MA

“You were an amazing hero. I can remember as far back as us swinging on the monkey bars at Downy School, with the jungle gyms that were shaped like...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: David Catton - Raynham, MA

“We have some good times. I am glad to have been apart of your life. We will miss you! ”
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin Medeiros - New Bedford, MA

“Rest easy Jack Jr. You will be forever missed as well as cherished. I love you & will always carry your memory with pride ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Danny J. Lopes Jr. - MA

“When we lose a loved one,they become . Then the memory becomes a treasure. Hold on to those treasures of your loved one, they will help you during...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: - NJ

“Jack and Family We are so sorry for your loss out hearts and prayers are with you and family ”
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary & Mike Hovagimian - MA

“rest I peace jack tou were a very special person we didn't spend a lot of time with you but you touched us with your personality and humor you will...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: bernice occhipinti

“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Jacks family. My daughter Stephanie attended the Raynham Middle School with Jack and at the time we...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherri Costa - Raynham, MA

“Dear Jack and Family, Ours hearts are heavy hearing about the loss of your son. We are sending you prayers of comfort, may you find strength in your...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Denise (Powers) Gilmartin - MA

“I got home from school on Tuesday and my mom was the first one to tell me that you had passed. I broke down in tears in my driveway. I as well as the...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Brad Craig - Middleboro, MA

“Jack i am so sorry for your lost, no words could express our sadness, stay strong you have so many friends to lean on. you are in our thoughts and...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Karin Swartz(Ayers) - Templeton, MA

“I cannot believe it Tammy! I've visited this page several times & still find myself at a loss for words. I know he was your pride & joy & you raised...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim - Taunton, MA - Cousin

“Jack I'm going to miss your dearly mijo . Hope you are at peace now . Be easy . I love you bubba ”
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Marc Jaramillo - Brockton, MA

“Jack , I can't believe all of this has happened , you have so many people who love you , ill never forget the day I met you in middle school , you...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: sara wentworth - norton, MA

“You will be missed. I pray for peace over those you left behind.. Hoooaaa brother ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Jason Fisher - Colorado Springs, CO

53 of 100+ | Posted by: chris wile-craig - MIDDLBORO, MA

“I only knew Jack from the stories his father would tell he is so proud of you. I am so sorry for your loss please know you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan - carver, MA - friend

“Jack you were a great kid, gone way too soon Rest In Peace. ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Merrill Marshall - Bridgewater, MA

“SPC Pereira, I will miss having you at drill. You always made us laugh no matter how crappy we felt and no matter how early it was. I will miss your...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Spc. Haynes - Springfield, MA

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Pereira family. Although I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Jack, losing a loved one is never easy on those left...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie Penha - Riverside, RI

“Jack, We didn't know Jackie very well personally but we feel that we know hime through you and your stories of him. Your pride in his service to our...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: James Brosnan & Famiy - Taunton, MA

“I never got to know you. But I have hurd of you. and im proud of what u have done for our country. You were truly loved and will be missed. but now...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: katelyn putnam - fort Sill, OK

“I'm sorry for your loses and will pray for your family. I played football with Jack and my old brother Alec wrestled with him in high school, he was...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Cpl. Tolivaisa - MA - Highschool

“forever in our hearts and will always be missed i no we didnt no each other very well but ur family forever always ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: karen labossiere - brockton, MA

“we will miss you and you will always be in hour hearts and soul ”
62 of 100+ | Posted by: rosemarie labossiere - brockton, MA

“My deepest regrets that I cannot attend the memorial of a friend. Please ensure my most sincere condolences are found by his family and friends able...Read More »
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Daniel Raschke - San Antonio, TX

“Jack my sincerest condolences to you and your family! I never knew your son, in fact I just recently met you at my nephew Anthony's wake and in the...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Dalia - Bonita Springs, FL

“Thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Jack, may you fly high with the angels and have everlasting peace.. ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Angela Pinarreta - taunton, MA

“Tammy, Kevin, Merry and Maddy I am so sorry for the loss of your son and big brother. What a handsome young man Jack is. I remember how proud you...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Davis - West Bridgewater, MA

“Jack I kno we haven't been close fir a lil but I've alwways looked up to you I will never forget the first time I met u in Spanish class Mrs....Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Katelynn Omalley - Raynham, MA

“With our sincere sympathy to all the Pereira family. So sorry for your loss. ”
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Dudu & Paulo DeBarros & Family - RI

“I attended OSUT in 2009 with Pereira and liked him a lot. My sincere condolences to your whole family. FoxTrot 701st... HHOOOAAHH BATTLE!!! ”
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Spc. Kevin Coughlin ( Honorably Discharged) 2013 - MA

“I would like to send my deepest condolences to Jacks family and closest friends. Jack, I'll never forget your smile and silly self, and your love...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Tatiana - Boston, MA - Friend

“JOAQUIN!!!!! I miss you sooo much!!!! I remember when you first moved nextdoor. The manhunt games in the neighborhood, your back flips on my...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Amanda Doucette - Raynham, MA

“Jack, We are so sorry for your loss. please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul & Jane Clark - FL

“My heart and prayers go out to you Tammy, Kevin, Maddy and Merry. Words could never capture the pain of the loss of a child. I will always remember...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Robin Doucette - Raynham, MA

“Jackie was like a big brother to me and was like a young brother to my sister and brother .. we would have the best time r.i.p Jackie miss u ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: unknown

“jack I remember when I was over hangout with the twins having lots of fun then you would come over and have more fun with us you always brighten the...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: zoe doucette - raynham, MA

“Tammie, I was so sad to hear about Jack. I remember him when he was young. A good looking kid. You must be so proud of him - all that he did in the...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Janet Beck - Tarzana, CA - Cousin

“There are simply no words to express our heartfelt sorrow for you and your families. You should be very proud of Jack's service to our country and...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: The Alfieri Family - Easton, MA

“May God bless you during your time of loss ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Rita Ornelas - Taunton, MA

“My heart and prayers go out to the Family. You gave me great memories Jack with your insights on life! ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Geoffrey Lance Jenkins - MA

“Your presence will me missed. God bless. ”
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Ornelas - TAUNTON, MA

“My heartfelt prayers go out to the Pereira family. R.I.P. Jack. ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Sonia - Bridgewater, MA

“My deepest sympathy to Jack's mom, dad and family. Although I did not know him, I am sure I must of met him, as I am sure he was one of the BR...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Suzanne Lindskog - Middleboro, MA

“Jack, It was an honor and privilege to have known you. You were a special friend / BEST friend to our son Chris as well as a wonderful extension of...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Kellie Craig - Middleboro, MA

“My Condolences to the Pereira family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
84 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane-Maria D. Dos-Reis - MA

“Jack you are more then a battle buddy, and a guy that wore the uniform, you were a brother from another mother that changed the way many people...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Halloran - Westfield, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Jack's family. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your sons service to protect our freedom. My son was also a...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Maggie Thrasher - Monson, MA

“May God Bless be with you and may your rest in peace. Heavy prayers with your family...Thank you for your service and you will never be forgotten. A...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Sandra Hickey - Winthrop, MA

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Maggie Thrasher - Mondon, MA

“Jack you are one hell of a person and soldier you will be missed until we meet again to burn a couch filled with toilet paper keep your head up and...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: justin Donahue - springfield, MA

“Jack- You were by far one of my favorite students of all time. You were sensitive, kind, funny, and full of jokes. I remember going to your football...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Mandy (Bois) Beatrice

“Condolences to the Pereira family. ”
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Jared McAlister - Nashville, TN

“Pereira, I will miss your smile more then anything! and your ability to light up a room with it. And to his family, i don't know you personally, but...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Jaqui Havener (Simko) - Billings, MT

“Jack and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Jackie. It isn't supposed to be like this. ...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Patti & Bob Christensen - MA

“Very sad ! I remember the day I cooked for Jack and my son Christopher Perez whom served with Jack in Afghanistan. Jack was full of life and joy and...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Virgil Perez - methuen, MA

“You will be missed Jack. Keep guard as always. SSG Ross ”
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Joseph Ross - Northampton, MA

“bro, you are gonna be missed by many... especially me... always enjoyed a beer and a laugh! I will always appreciate the friendship you gave me in...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: trent - malden, MA - close friend

“My prayers and thoughts to the entire family. ”
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Benoit - Taunton, MA

“I send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you all. Tammy you had a great son and he was always so happy when he was little. last time i saw him was...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: michele (daggett) post - anadarko, OK

“Jack, My Dad called me the other day and told me the sad news about your son. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. Jim ”
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim Kippenhan - Norfolk, VA

“I am just a mom of a son and a nephew in the military. I just want to say how sorry I am to Jacks family for this immeasurable loss. Thank you Jack...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Ferraro - Attleboro, MA

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TAUNTON----Joaquin "Jack" Pereira Jr., 25, of Taunton, formerly of Raynham and Easton, an honorable US Army veteran, died Tuesday October 1, 2013. He was the companion of Ashley Crowell of Melrose.

Born in Brockton on August 20, 1988, a son of Joaquin Pereira of Taunton and his companion Catherine (McDougall) Gilmore and Tammy (Sprague) Gallagher and her husband Kevin of Raynham, he was raised and educated in Easton and Raynham and was a 2007 graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham High School and attended classes at both Massasoit and Bridgewater State University.

Joaquin enlisted in the US Army in October of 2008, and served 2 tours of duty in both Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan with the 182nd Infantry Regiment.

Joaquin was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal// National Defense Service Medal / / Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Two Campaign Stars // Global War on Terrorism Service Medal // Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star // Army Service Ribbon // Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award) // Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device // Combat Action Badge // and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled Vehicle.

Upon honorable discharge from the US Army, Joaquin has served with the US Army National Guard 747 Military Police Company.

A former co-captain of the Bridgewater Raynham Football team, he enjoyed his collection of baseball hats and sneaker. His hobbies included watching the Boston Bruins, fishing, cribbage and playing pool.

In addition to his parents and his companion, he is survived by his brothers and sisters, Aaliyah Rose Pereira of Franklin, Meredith Gallagher and Madyson Gallagher of Raynham, Laura Gallagher of FL., Christopher Gallagher of Middleboro, and Patrick Gallagher of Plymouth; his paternal grandparents, Manuel and Idilia Pereira of Easton and Carol Sprague of Brockton and her late husband Calvin; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton. Interment with military honors will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:30 p.m. Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery donations in Joaquin's memory may be sent to Mass Military Hero's Fund, 727 Atlantic Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA. 02111. For directions or condolences visit