John "Jack" Richard Anderson
May 7, 1952 – February 11, 2020
John "Jack" Richard Anderson passed away on February 11, 2020 in Weston, FL after a long struggle recovering from heart surgery.
Jack was born in Boston, MA on May 7, 1952, son of the late Roy Henry Anderson and Mildred Mary Anderson. Jack graduated from Matignon Catholic High School and went on to a career working for the USPS in Lexington, MA. Jack worked for USPS for over 30 years and retired to his "Paradise" in Naples, FL.
Jack loved his dogs including retired greyhound racers he adopted. Jack was an avid Boston sports fan especially the New England Patriots. He also loved fishing and would frequently go on fishing trips with his best friends and he proudly displayed a very large barracuda in his house. Jack loved cars and worked as a chauffer for a limousine company. Jack truly loved living in Florida where he could enjoy being with his closest friends and family enjoying the Florida weather.
He took a job at Hodges Funeral Home where he genuinely loved helping families through a grieving time. Jack loved and lived life to the fullest and brought happiness to all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Jack is survived by his three siblings, Bob, Bill, and Cheryl; nieces and nephews, Wendy, Rob, Kami, Scott, Jill, Peter, Christopher, and Gregory; and his extended family of dear friends.
A Celebration of Life for Jack will take place in the Boston area on Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at The American Legion Hall Post 39 in Arlington, MA.
A Celebration of Life for Jack in Naples, FL will take place on Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at 2:00pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jack's honor to The American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or to the Veteran Charity of your choice.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
John "Jack" Richard Anderson
February 19, 2020
You and your family have been such good friends to my family. I'll never forget when we took the classes in Central Square for the US Postal exam. Thank you for all your kindness - all the times you got up in the early hours of the morning and used your snow blower to clear a path on our walk. Being there for us when our parents passed away. The oranges you brought us when you came back from Florida vacations. I was so glad that you stopped by that Sunday, not long before you retired and went down to Florida . I'm glad you made it down there to retire but sad that you left us too soon. Rest in peace, good neighbor. May God watch over you and comfort your family.
Bob, Bill and Cheryl - I was shocked and saddened to read of Jack's passing. He passed away too soon. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
February 18, 2020
Cheryl, Billy and Bobby,
Karlyne and I were heartbroken to hear of Jack's passing; our most heartfelt condolences to you. Jack was a good neighbor, and his many kindnesses to us - especially to my Mom and Dad - were never forgotten. Sometimes a heart as big as Jack's just needs to find its rest sooner than most. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Jack's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
February 14, 2020
To my brother Jack
I never thought I’d have to say goodby to you. You were such a very loving, caring and compassionate man who I was very fortunate to have as my brother. I remember our wonderful childhood memories of growing up in Arlington.
You were my big brother, who always made me feel safe and secure. I could always go to you — you were always there for me. We had so many laughs together which I will never forget. I will always
hold you close to my heart.
Rest In Peace, Jack 💕💕
February 13, 2020
Dear family, please accept my condolences on your loss. I had the pleasure of getting to know John working with him at the funeral home. We shared many stories together from back home with our Massachusetts accents and had lots of laughs together. It was a pleasure to get to know him and call him my friend!! I will miss his smile and laughter. God truly has gained another angel. Rest well my friend. Love JoAnn