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John  "Jack" E. Whelton
  • In lieu of flowers donations in Jack's memory may be sent to
  • Holy Cross Church
    225 Purchase Street
    Easton, MA 02375

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“I am very sorry to hear of your recent loss. May the "God of all Comfort" bring you much peace and comfort during this difficult time. ”
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“Dear Marion, I am so sorry for Jacks passing he was a real fighter, but I think of him in heaven standing tall and able to hear the birds and able to...Read More »
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“MarionI am so sorry for your loss. I very much enjoyed seeing Jack and talking with him. He always smiled when he spoke to me. Thinking of you. Cathy...Read More »
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EASTON----John "Jack" E. Whelton, 88, a resident of Easton for the past 32 years, formerly of Quincy and Brockton, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Good Samaritan Medical Center after a period of failing health. He was the devoted husband of Marian B. (Lombardo) Whelton for over 40 years.

Born in Boston, a son of the late Alfred D. and Katherine (Skinner) Whelton, he was raised in North Quincy. A triple eagle, he graduated from Boston College High School, received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and earned his law degree from Boston College Law School.

Jack began his professional career with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and operated a private legal practice. Later he took a position as a lawyer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Land Court in Boston where he was employed for 23 years.

Jack was a longtime columnist for the Easton Journal and received an honorary award from the New England Press Association for writing.

A communicant of Holy Cross Church in Easton he enjoyed golfing, and writing.

In addition to his wife Marian, he is survived by a sister, Barbara T. Francis and her husband John; his brother-in-law, John Lombardo; his niece Donna MacLean and her husband Kevin, and his nephew Marc Lombardo and his wife Karen, several loving nieces and nephews in Florida and his special family, the Gravels of North Carolina. He was also the brother of the late Alfred Whelton, Marie Whelton and step brother of Beatrice "Betty" Gravel.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. In lieu of flowers donations in Jack's memory may be sent to Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton, MA. 02375. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com