JOHN McCORMICK

Owned the Low Bridge Diner in Everett

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John “Jack” McCormick of East Boston, MA passed away in peace. He was surrounded by his loved ones after spending his last days in the place he loved most, Rock Haven Lake in Maine, at the celebrated age of 90 years old.

Jack was the loving son of the late James and Mary (Southwell) McCormick of Newfoundland and was one of eleven siblings. Raised in Everett, Jack was born a hard worker and took pride in every job to which he committed his time.

Jack was a truck driver with the Local 25 Teamsters for over 40 years and fondly remembers his time making his nightly route from Boston to New York. From there, Jack continued his career as the proprietor of the Low Bridge Diner in Everett. He then enjoyed the last years of his professional life working for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Sacred Heart Church and school in Lynn for over 10 years, before retiring at the age of 70.

Retirement didn’t mean an end to his work. Jack’s children playfully joke that their father would break things just to x them. It was rare to find Jack without a tool in his hand or the idea for a project in his mind.

The happiest years of his life were spent with his wife Leila “Louise” McCormick of 33 years at their home in East Boston, and at their cottage in Maine. The couple would spend their days together on the boat, enjoying the lake, and playing competitive cribbage with their children.


Jack’s children playfully joke that their father would break things just to x them. It was rare to find Jack without a tool in his hand or the idea for a project in his mind.

The happiest years of his life were spent with his wife Leila “Louise” McCormick of 33 years at their home in East Boston, and at their cottage in Maine. The couple would spend their days together on the boat, enjoying the lake, and playing competitive games of cribbage with their family.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Leila, his children, Carol & Robert Harper of Everett, Jackie Mattucchio of North Andover, John & Bodia McCormick of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jimmy McCormick of North Andover, and the late Elizabeth & her surviving husband Steve Lind. He is also survived by his step-children Linda & Jerry LaCasse of Somers, CT, Laura & Robert Porzio of Wake eld, Lana & Paul Calvi of Hingham, Louise & Donald Gabor of Med eld, and Lorraine & Robert Bucchino of Revere.

Jack was the brother of the late Mary Frye, James, Frank, Gerald, Paul, Donald, Jim, Pauline Fritz, Geraldine Doherty and Dorothy Hughes. He will live in the memories of his 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who will remember their “Da” and “Grandpa John”, and “Uncle Jack” forever telling them stories, singing limericks, and doling out projects for them to complete.

Funeral was held from the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home 519 Broadway Everett followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church with Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum on Monday. Donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center giving.massgeneral. org/cancer/donate/.

 

One thought on “JOHN McCORMICK

  1. Why not the death penalty for all of us that suffer from the loss of a loved one by these murderers not only cop killers. We deserve the same as them. Bring back the death penalty for all of us

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