Jack Hoffman

September 13, 1939June 2, 2020

Jack Hoffman of Framingham, passed away at Metrowest Hospital from Covid 19 on June 2nd. He was the son of the late Florence and John Hoffman of Worcester. He was predeceased by his sister, Phyliss, and his brother, Abbie. Jack is survived by his loving wife of almost 54 years, Joan. Jack cherished, and was deeply adored by, his children Justin, Jaime and son-in-law Jon Stearn. The joy of his later years were his grandchildren, Zoey and Sammy Stearn.

Jack was born on Friday, September 13th, 1939, a date and a day that stuck with him. His brother once said that if they were building a treehouse, and the hammer fell, Jack’s head would likely be waiting beneath. He was a man of many talents. Jack owned a medical supply business and also manufactured hats and shoe covers for the operating room. After he sold his company, he promoted concerts in Worcester and Providence. Jack had a passion for politics which led him to become Shirley Chisholm’s campaign manager in MA. He also served as a delegate in the 1972 Democratic Convention. Jack was also a talented writer. His book, Run Run Run, sent him touring the country speaking at bookstores and TV stations. In later years, he wrote for an independent newspaper and set up shop in flea markets during the summer.

Jack's gregarious personality will be missed by all who loved him. Jack’s ashes will be buried at Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. Shiva is private due to Covid 19. A celebration of life will be planned in the future. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack's memory may be sent to Fischer Center for Alzheimer’s Research or the charity of your personal choice.


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Paulette Crosby

June 27, 2020

First and foremost, so saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. Remember vividly of my time spent with you and Jack at the Georgetown apartments. Also, remember Jack’s delicious homemade pickles. Please take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Marlene Baragano-Gurwitz

June 9, 2020

I am very sorry to hear about Jackie’s passing. We all grew up together in Worcester. I have great memories
My condolences ,

Patricia Mosca

June 9, 2020

working the flea market he always kept us laughing. The stories. The scolding I got when I brought him a tuna fish sandwich. PATRICIA, DIDNT YOU READ MY BOOK. I CANT EAT THIS. IM JEWISH! The secrets he knew about so many people that shared with him. The laughs. The trip to Upstate New York to sell when I got to drive a truck and learn what a governor was, and that he had misjudged the height going through hotel awning. The laughs. Who couldn't love him. So sorry Joan and family. He always talked with such love about you.

Carol Coakley

June 9, 2020

I met Jack at my dentist and then again at Kugel's. He was a joy to be around - so alive, passionate, and funny. I treasure the autographed copy of "Run, Run, Run" he gave me and the memory of our conversations on life and politics. Condolences to his family.

Joan Hoffman-Rubinstein

June 9, 2020

My condolences to you all. Jack was extrodinary and will be sorely missed.

Albert Tapper

June 8, 2020

My condolences.

Burton Robinson

June 8, 2020

Joan and family; So sorry to hear about Jack's passing. I so much enjoyed spending the little time we had together. Wishing we had more moments. Great guy, very witty and genuine. I will miss him for sure. My condolences to all. Sending Blessings and Love.

Burt Robinson

Dona Lavalley

June 5, 2020

My condolences to all of Jack's family, I drove Jack to NYC for shopping , and research and meetings while he was writing Run,Run,Run. He often bragged about his son and daughter and wife, I'll never forget the stories he told me,or the awesome places we had lunch at . I always thought of him as a brilliant, compassionate, kind man whom I was lucky enough to know. Till we meet again.

Gail Toorock

June 4, 2020

Oh Joan and heartbreaking for you. We had good times together...great memories...Jack and Andy roller skating to the center....lots of fun times.....
Thinking of you all and the hardship of saying goodbye. Wishing you peace and good memories of such a unique and delightful husband and father....
Thank you for those lovely years of friendship..Gail & Andy

Peter Hogan Rémo Coniglio

June 4, 2020

Always enjoyed our conversations with Jack. A good friend, neighbor and kind man that leaves us with many fond memories.