1940 - 2021
VisitationAugust 5, 2021
3pm - 7pm
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863
FuneralAugust 6, 2021
10AM Funeral Home/ 11AM Church
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford, MA
John Bernard Snyer, 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Friday evening July 30, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer.
He was married to Ann Marie (Colbert) Snyer with whom he celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on April 8, 2021.
Born in Arlington, MA, he was the son of the late John B. and Nora Snyer.
John graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1959. He graduated with honors from the United States Park Police Academy in Washington DC and studied Law Enforcement at Northeastern University.
John proudly served with the US Army from 1963 – 1969 and he was a dedicated member of the Bedford Police Department, serving the community for 38 years.
John was a loving father and husband who put his family first above all things. He enjoyed gardening and shared the bounty of his garden with friends and the less fortunate. John loved to drive, and he and Ann Marie experienced many wonderful road trips in the U.S. and Canada, and even in Ireland, which was a proud feat.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Kristyn McKenna, her husband William of Dracut, MA and the McKenna children, Matthew, Sean, and John McKenna and Emily Gosselin; by his son John B. Snyer III and his wife Lesley of Hermon, ME; and two grandsons, John B. Snyer IV and Michael David Snyer of Hermon, ME; his sister Gertrude Snyer of Hampton, NH; his father-in-law Joseph E. Colbert of Wilmington, MA; brother-in law Ronald Colbert of Wilmington, MA; sister-in-law Virginia Abbott Colbert of Tewksbury, MA, and a large extended family.
Visiting hours Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Funeral Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 from Dolan Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 11a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Burial in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.
9 Condolences for John Bernard Snyer of Tyngsboro
Susan Howard Riessle
Paul and I are going to miss John, we will always remember his “laugh” God has him under his wing, someday we will see him again! God Bless you John and know AnnMarie, John and Kristen are in good hands❤️
Betty Lou Svendsen
Kristyn, Bill and family: We all send our deepest sympathies to you all over the loss of your beloved Dad, Kristyn. May memories of wonderful family times shared over the years be a comfort to you now and always. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
John F. Laderoute
Dear Kristyn and family,
My deepest sympathies and condolences at the loss of your loving dad, husband, brother, and grandfather. May memories of your good times with him be eternally with you.
Kristyn: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved father. I know he will surround you with love forever.
Ann Marie and family, My deepest sympathy in your loss of John. My prayers are with you during this time of sorry. I hope you can find comfort with your family members and can share your fondest memories of your husband and father to your children. God bless Peg(Chandler) Gay
I remember being in personal typing class with him, it must have been 1958-59 year…Very nice guy.
On behalf of the men and women of the Bedford Police Department our deepest condolences on the passing of our brother.
Det. Snyer served the Town of Bedford with honor and distinction for 38 years.
We will keep Det. Snyer and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Chief of Police
John and Mary Welch
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Sincere sympathy to the Family of John. John an outstanding man and a great Family man. John served the Bedford community with great respect, dedication, knowledge and with great integrity.