Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


John Patrick Largey Jr.

June 21, 1940February 9, 2020

John “Jack” Patrick Largey Jr. of North Eastham died at home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on February 9th 2020. More importantly, this is how he lived. Born in 1940 on June 21st, to Gladys (Lester) and John Patrick Largey Sr., Jack grew up in Quincy, MA where he was known as a fast swimmer in Quincy Bay and an even faster drag racer on Quincy Shore Drive. He graduated from North Quincy High School in 1959 and joined the Navy and served on the destroyer USS Warrington (DD-843). After seeing a bit of the world he married his beloved Jennie (D’Arrigo) Largey in 1964 and they had 5 children. After reenlisting he was honorably discharged SM1, Signalman First Class in 1967, having served nearly 8 years. He graduated UMASS Boston, Cum Laude, Class of 1978 and moved the family to Cape Cod, where he was the Postmaster of 2 towns, retiring from Harwich in 1998. He lived the Cape Cod retirement dream after that, working several retirement jobs, fixing up the yard for the birds, spending time with his grandkids, making dump runs, and not going over the bridge. He could often be seen driving around the lower Cape in his pickup truck and giving a hearty “Hey, Guy!” to all the locals. He was a family man, a hard worker, and a patriot. Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years Jennie, sister Sheila (James) Wilson, sister-in-law Marie D’Arrigo, 5 children, Louise Largey, John P. (Sally) Largey III, Ernest (Tania) Largey, Teresa (Dana) Burgess, Jennifer (Keith) Orell, 9 grandchildren, Natasha, Dominic, Saveria, Vincent, Ernest Jr., John IV, Taylor, Laura, Jennie, 4 great grandchildren Kyri, Maya, Sophie, Theodore, and a large extended family and friends. Arrangements by Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, MA. There will be a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery on Sunday February 23rd at 11:30am for family and friends followed by a reception at 12pm at the Sheraton, both located on Route 6 in Eastham. The family wishes to thank Dr. Carol Topolewski, the staff of Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Broadreach Hospice. In lieu of flowers, in honor of Jack, do as he often did and commit a Random Act of Kindness.


  • Jennie Largey, Wife
  • Louise Largey, Daughter
  • John Largey III, Son
  • Ernest Largey, Son
  • Teresa Burgess, Daughter
  • Jennifer Orell, Daughter
  • Mr. Largey also leaves 9 grandchildren, Natasha, Dominic, Saveria, Vincent, Ernest Jr., John IV, Taylor, Laura, Jennie, 4 great grandchildren Kyri, Maya, Sophie, Theodore, and a large extended family and friends who will cherish his memory.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 23, 2020


John Patrick Largey Jr.

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Patrice Smith

February 21, 2020

RIP Uncle Jack, my mom loved Jackie so much. When both Jacks came out to visit her in California several years ago, we all had a great time catching up. I remember when we first came back to the United States we visited Jackie and Jennie. I remember Jennie made me ice coffee, I was young and it made me feel so grown up. No doubt Jackie was welcomed to heaven by Jesus and all his loved ones. We are praying for all of you, we love you and pray for Gods comfort. ✝️❤️🙏

Debbie Abbott

February 20, 2020

The Eastham Library staff and Friends of the Library volunteers wish to extend their condolences to the Largey family. Jack was one of our all-time favorite patrons. We loved searching out books that would interest him and his wife. He was a bright star, always a smile and a “Hey, kid ... how are ya ?” greeting. Jack will be deeply missed by all of us.

rance gillespie

February 17, 2020

Rest in peace my oldest friend ! Rance

Ray Matthews

February 15, 2020

RIP Cousin Jack,
You were always an inspiration to me! You had such a positive influence on me and my life. It was you and your Dad who influenced me become an alter boy, and to join US Navy, even though my Dad was a career Air Force Officer.
My thoughts and prayers go to your lovely wife Jennie, and the wonderful and beautiful family you both have created, who will keep your spirit alive!
I always looked up to you, and I will miss you, but I know that you will still be only a thought away.
Your loving cousin Ray Jr

Rick Haddad

February 15, 2020

RIP Uncle Jack! I will always remember the time you let me drive your car on your lap when we used to come visit you. I was 9 years old! You always used to say have fun but just don't hurt yourself! Your smile will always be remembered as you always had one when we saw you. Thanks for your service to our country.

Marie D'Arrigo

February 13, 2020

To Jennie, all my nieces & nephews & their families, I was heartbroken to hear of Jack's passing. He was a great guy! Fun-loving and always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Back in the day, Jack was the best brother-in-law I could ever hope to have. I will never forget how he helped me when I needed it the most....and always with a smile! Jack was also known for his fabulous Irish boiled dinner. We would eat it right out of the pan still cooking. Rest In Peace, Jack, you will always be in our hearts forever! Marie