May 3, 2018
John H. Elliott
WENDELL- John H. “Jack” Elliott, 71, of Locke Hill Road, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Athol Hospital after being stricken ill.
Born in Winchendon on December 6, 1946, he was a son of John and Patricia (Olson) Elliott.
Jack enlisted in the United States Army on March 25, 1966 and served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on March 24,1969.
A substance abuse counselor, Jack was instrumental with establishing the Recovery House in Orange along with Judge John Merrigan.
Jack had a great sense of humor and enjoyed motorcycles.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Donna Elliott; a daughter, Paula Barnes; a son, Thomas Barnes; grandchildren, Paul Fisher, William Fisher, Tyler Fisher, Kaitlyn Barnes, and Ryan Barnes; great grandchildren, Jace Fisher, Jaylah Fisher, Aubrianna Fisher and Aubrey Swan-Fisher; sisters, Joan Bousquet, Jean Murphy and Karen Kagan; brothers, David “Mooch” Elliott and Carl Elliott; and many nephews and nieces.
Jack was predeceased by his parents.
There are no calling hours.
Services and interment with military honors will be private at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements.
You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.come