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John J. McKanas

Died: Sun., Sep. 9, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wed., Sep. 12, 2018
Location: Bartel Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 13, 2018
Location: Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel

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John J Mckanas, 71, of Dudley died Sunday,September 9, 2018 at Overlook Masonic Health Center of Charlton, He was predeceased in 2016 by the love of his life his wife for 42 1/2  years Phyllis Ellis McKanas

.He is survived by two  step-daughters: Bonnie J. and her husband Chye Khoo of Dudley, Kay Comptois wife Of Late Kenneth of Douglas. Four brothers: Edward McKanas and his wife  Cindy of Lynn, Alfred McKanas Jr and his wife  Kathleen of Middleton, Michael McKanas and his wife Sheryl of Melrose and  William McKanas of Lynn;  Three sisters: Patricia Pierga  and her husband Richard of Apopka, FLA, Mary Perry  and her husband Dave of Saugus, Sandra Marston and her husband James of Lynn .Sister In-law, Leona wife of late Richard McKanas of Saugus A proud god father to his god Son, Steven McKanas of Middleton,  John also leaves 6 step grand children and 6 great step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

John was born  in Lynn, MA. He is the son of the late Alfred and the late Margaret (Quigley) Mckanas He was employed by Capitol Market as a meat cutter lucky enough to find his true love Phyllis. He was a member of the  Charlton Baptist Church.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his dogs and the outdoors . He was affectionately  known as "John the geese hunter"

The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, September 13 at Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, 33 Schofield Ave., Dudley,  Burial will follow  in St. Joseph Garden Of Peace Cemetery, Webster. Calling hours will be Wednesday, September 12 from 5 to 8 PM at Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Avenue, Dudley, MA. Flowers may be sent or donations to Overlook Hospice 88 Masonic Home Rd. Charlton Ma 01507 . John's family would like to thank Overlook Hospice for the love and support given to John. www.bartelfuneralhome.com.





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Lisa Berg
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
My condolences to John's family. He was affectionately called "Turkey Man" here at Town Hall. He was such a loving and caring man who helped everyone. I can't believe I will no longer have visits from him in my office. Rest in peace John, you are once again with your loving wife.

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