John B. Gagnon

November 17, 1934February 3, 2019

John B. Gagnon, age 84, of Fall River, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Country Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Fall River, a son of the late Raoul T. and Alice G. (Lawlor) Gagnon, he was a lifelong resident of the city.

A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1952, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UMASS Dartmouth and his Master degree from RISD. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving as Private First Class and was stationed in Germany.

He retired as an Art Teacher from the Fall River School Department in 2004 and prior to that he worked in the Public Relations Department at Citizens for Citizens. Mr. Gagnon was a member of the Bristol County, Massachusetts and National Retired Teachers Associations.

He is survived two nephews, Thomas and Mark Gagnon both of Swansea. He was the brother of the late Gerard D., Raoul T. and Edward P. Gagnon and uncle of the late Lynn McKensie.

His Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Fall River.


19 February

Visiting Hours

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place

178 Winter Street
Fall River, MA 02720

19 February


Saint Patrick's Cemetery

2233 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720


John B. Gagnon

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Cliff Ponte

February 9, 2019

John as we know, loved popular jazz tunes and had an amazing knack for reciting lyrics. There was a tune that Joyel and I recorded at the Belmont that he would have us play a lot. It always reminded us of him. "I don't have any pride, for you to wound, all I have inside is this lovely tune. So you don't have to say that you love me or pretend that you do. I am fine, consider it lucky, just to be close to you...."

Goodbye friend

Denise Ponte

February 7, 2019

Thank you for the many memories from the Belmont days!!
Every time I went to visit you always wanted me to sit next to you where we shared our French heritage together and also chatted about the kids in the schools that I worked at !! So many memories Johnny
May you Rest In Peace my Friend ❤️

Cathleen Moniz

February 7, 2019

In memory of my dear friend, John. We shared countless dinners at Magoni's and the Moulin Rouge and had a million laughs ( and tears) at the Belmont over the years. We shared the loss of some of our siblings and mutual friends as well. I'm hoping John is reunited now with all of them, and having a Manhattan! Never at a loss for words, John will be as sharp and entertaining as ever! I will miss him forever and I know I will see him again. Be at peace, my buddy! With love, Cathe.

Arleen Bor

February 4, 2019

I cherish the friendship we shared for so many years. You were one of a kind and a quick wit like no other. I love you and will miss you forever. RIP my friend.