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John A. "Jack" McWhinnie Sr.

August 31, 1944 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


ORANGE- Jack passed away peacefully Friday September 1 2023 surrounded by his loving family at Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston. 

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Maureen, his parents Albert and Mary McWhinnie and sister Jane M. Novy.

He is survived by his children . Lauren McWhinnie and companion Tom Boyda Jr of New Ipswich, NH and her children Donn Blaser III and wife Danielle their children Lexi, Mason and Addy Blaser of Orange,MA,  Kassidy Blaser and her puppy, Ebony Mae, of Gardner, MA and Alyssa Blaser and Fiancee Brian McMahon of Athol , MA, Kim and husband Chris Lindquist of Naperville,IL and their children Christopher and Logan Lindquist, John McWhinnie Jr. of Shelbourne Falls, MA, and his son Jonathan McWhinnie of Orange , MA, Donna McWhinnie and her companion Aaron Provencher of Athol, MA and their children Justin and Jaylin Provencher.  

He will be fondly remembered by Laurie Caswell , his companion who provided him such comfort and friend Linda Yuconis who he loved like family.

Jack was a member of the Lithuanian Club, French club and American Legion. 

Jack will be remembered for his love of sports especially his beloved Red Sox and Patriots, Westerns especially John Wayne and playing Cribbage in area tournaments throughout the years. But his greatest loves were his children, grandchildren and mostly his great grandchildren 

Jacks famous quote was He had the three best girls in the world and we will forever miss him. 

Jack would not want tears to be shed for him raise a shot of Southern Comfort and a Michelob Ultra in his memory.

There are no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the Lithuanian Club.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.


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