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“Missing you so much, Daddy but I know you are watching over me and guiding me through my next adventure in life. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila - Family

“Michelle- I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was always very kind when I would be at your house when we were growing up. Truly...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Laurie Sullivan - Grafton, NH

“Missing you and love you, Dad ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila Tucker - Averill Park, NY

“Happy Birthday, John. I miss you everyday. Love, Nancy ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Morgan - Hermon, ME

“Condolences to all the Gibbs family on the death of John. John and I were classmates at Cathedral High, class of 1960. May he rest in peace.Father...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Father John Hanley OMI - MI

“Thoughts and prayers to the Gibbs family. John would always take the time to have a chat with me when we'd run into each other, usually when he was...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jay Carvalho - North Easton, MA

“My heart is truly broken. John's presence in my life was a gift from God. John's wisdom, care, support nurtured me through dark moments. His 40-year...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Proctor - West Newton, MA

“Dear Gibbs Family, Pat and I are so sorry for your loss. We all know that John and Dolores are in Heaven together again. Rest in Peace John. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Mastrorilli - VENICE, FL

“From 1971-1973 I worked at the Mass. Mental Health Center. I started there as an assistant in the Treasurer's Office. Literally the day he told me...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lee Paul - Newton, MA - Coworker

“My condolences to John’s family. I got to know John over the last couple of years and John was a good man who worked tirelessly for his clients...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Lawton - Friend

“John was a wonderful friend and the greatest accountant to be found, We enjoyed Johns friendship for over 50 years, imagine that, we were only kids...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Steven & Diane Coughlin - MA

“Sending our love and condolences to all. John was a great man and a wonderful friend. I know he's dancing with Delores. Rest in Peace! ♡ ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Mastrorilli - Venice, FL

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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