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“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Tracie (Phillips) Bolduc

“Dear Dottie, This comes to let you know that understanding thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you in your loss'Sincere condolences,Marilyn & Joe ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Marilyn and Joe Sikorski and Macrina Sr. - MA

“In Sympathy we share in your sorrow ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Conte Conte Memorial Club - MA

“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Rich, Michelle, Zack and Emily Zeytoonjian ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle Zeytoonjian - Wellesley, MA

“I have many good memories of Jake. My deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Charlotte Orcutt - Bonita Springs, FL

“Jake and I grew up together with his brother Bob [Rabbit]. We lived across the street from each other.We attended the old Eastondale grammar school...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Hickey - Springtown, TX

“The best neighbor and great guy so sorry feel loss ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Emery - South Easton, MA

“Bob and family,Sorry to hear of Jake's passing. As life long neighbors, he will be sorely missed. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Brophy - South Easton, MA

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EASTON——John E. "Jake" Meade, 83, a lifelong resident of Easton, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Guardian Center in Brockton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of Dorothy R. (LaFratta) Meade.

Born in Brockton, a son of the late Richard W. and Catherine P. (McDonald) Meade, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. He continued his education at night at Massasoit Community College earning an associates degree in fire science.

Jake began his working career as a machinist while also working as a call fire fighter for Town of Easton. He was later appointed full time to the Easton Fire Department and retired in 1992 with the rank of Captain.

After his retirement from the Town of Easton, he worked at Pine Oaks Golf Course, was a currier driver for pharmaceutical deliveries and was a limousine driver.

He was a member of both the Conte Club in Brockton and the Upland Club in Plympton. An avid golfer he enjoyed woodworking

In addition to his wife Dorothy, he is survived by a brother, Robert Meade of Middleboro and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was also the brother of the late Richard W. Meade Jr., Frederick Meade, Mary P. Macrina, Catherine A. Dupont and Donald Meade.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. For directions or condolences visit