John “Jack” Roddy of N. Chelmsford, MA

1933 - 2024

US Veteran US National Guard

Visitation

January 15, 2024
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

January 16, 2024
11:00 am
St. John the Evangelist Church

John “Jack” Roddy, beloved husband of Joanne (Pool) Roddy, passed away on January 10, 2024, at the age of 90 in his home surrounded by his family. Born on November 12, 1933, he was the cherished son of the late Michael F. Roddy and Esther (Carter) Roddy.

Jack proudly served in the US National Guard and was an alumnus of Keith Academy, graduating with the class of 1951. He furthered his education at Lowell Technological Institute, earning a BS in Chemistry. Jack dedicated his career to technological innovation, working at MIT Lincoln Labs before retiring from Sanders of Nashua, NH in 1988.

A dedicated family man, Jack found immense joy in the company of his loved ones. Many vacations were spent at Seabrook Beach and Cape Cod, where he proudly taught his kids to ride the waves and play cards. He also made frequent trips to Rockport and Essex where he enjoyed fried clams and family cookouts. In his younger years, his passions included bowling, golf, and tennis.  Jack was an unwavering Notre Dame Football fan, as well as an avid Boston sports fan.

Jack will be dearly missed and forever remembered by his son John and wife Lisa Roddy of Lebanon, NJ; daughters Patricia and husband Michael Kilmartin of Chelmsford, MA; Martha and husband Paul Richardson of Sutton, NH; Sheila Roddy of Nashua, NH; two sisters Brenda Roddy and June Connors, both of Lowell, MA; seven cherished grandchildren: Thomas and Sarah Richardson, Michael and Matthew Kilmartin, and Anna, Rudy, and Jack Roddy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Roddy, and sisters Eileen Pelton, Mary Roddy, Esther Crowley, and Madeline Roddy.

 

FUNERAL NOTICE

 

Jack Roddy of Chelmsford, MA died January 10, 2024. Visiting hours Monday, January 15, 2024 from 3:00-7:00PM at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:00AM at St. John The Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford, MA.  Burial will be held privately at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 

 

13 Condolences for John “Jack” Roddy of N. Chelmsford, MA

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    J.P. Lambert

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    Sorry to hear about your beloved husband and father’s passing. He was always a kind and considerate gentleman ~~~ he’d either give me the THUMBS UP as he drove on by or a quick hello as he walked through the neighborhood. My hope is that the beautiful memories you now carry forward will help to assuage the grief you are experiencing and keep you all but well. May he rest in an eternal and welcomed peace.

    J.P. Lambert, Tewksbury MA

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      Martha Richardson

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      Thank you so much 🙂 He was a great man and will be missed. He loved his walks and visiting with neighbors 🙂

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    The Doherty's

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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

    The Doherty’s
    North Chelmsford

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    Mary Jo Welch

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    Trish and family, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Sending you all heartfelt thoughts and prayers of comfort during these difficult times.

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    George R Frechette

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    My condolences to John’s family and friends. Though many years have passed, I remember Jack as being a very friendly and intelligent co-worker whose strong work ethic was an inspiration. May fond memories be of comfort during this difficult time.
    George R. Frechette

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      Martha Richardson

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      Thank you so much George. He did have an amazing work ethic and taught us fours kids to have one as well. He will be missed.

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    Maura & Joe Quinn

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    Tricia, our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Dad.

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    Patricia Craig

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    Joanne and family, My deepest condolences to you all. I think of you so fondly after all these years. Jack was a great guy! Wish I could be there but recuperating. from surgery

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      Martha Richardson

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      Pat, Thank you so much we all appreciate you kind words. He will be missed 🙂 I have great memories of babysitting for you and spending time with you 🙂 Thank you so much !!!

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    Gail Theriault

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    My condolences to all, especially Brenda, who was my Mom’s best friend at D’youville Manor.

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      Martha Richardson

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      Gail,
      Brenda had a hard time at the wake they were very close. I am so sorry to hear about your mom your family was wonderful To Brenda !!! Mat she rest in peace. Martha 🙂

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    Sandra kealy

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    Thinking of all the family, Brenda was a good friend at D’youville Manor

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