Mr. John P. "Jack"'s Story
Mr. John P. “Jack” Thompson, a resident of Andover since 1960 and beloved husband of the late Sarah Jane (Burke) Thompson, passed away peacefully at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill on Thursday afternoon, December 29, 2016. Born in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, he was the beloved son of the late John H. and Helen (McCabe) Thompson. He was 87 years old.
Jack retired as Chief Cost and Financial Analyst for New England Motor Bureau. He enlisted in the army at age 17 and was assigned to General MacArthur's headquarters in Japan at the end of WWII. After leaving the Army he attended the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1953.
In his spare time, Jack loved photography, model airplanes, painting, attending plays and musicals and helping his neighbors. He was also a father figure to many children over the years in his neighborhood. In his younger days, he enjoyed playing the saxophone. Above all, Jack was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed.
Jack is survived by his loving daughter, Amy J. Size and her husband, Paul V. Size II of Edgartown; sister, Helen Mary Thompson of Pennsylvania; grandson, Kai Size; many nieces and nephews; and his dear friend, Nell Saracusa of North Andover. He was also the brother of the late Robert C. Thompson.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover on Friday, January 6, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in St. Augustine Cemetery in Andover.
Donations in Jack's memory may be made to Mass General Hospital Development Office, Attn: Caring For a Cure, 125 Nashua Street, Boston, MA 02114 and to Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830.
Published on  January 3, 2017