John 'Jack' J. Meaney

John “Jack” Meaney, of Avon, died at his home August 3, 2020 after a long illness with COPD. Born in 1945, a twin son to the late Henry J. and Mary E. (Donovan) Meaney and grandson to both the late James and Helen E. Donovan of Randolph. He was the twin brother to the late James H. Meaney.

Mr. Meaney attended the Randolph Schools, graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1963, Northeastern University in 1968, followed by Finance and Insurance Programs at Harvard Business School and the Aetna Casualty and Surety Co. in 1969. He held offices in Avon and worked in many Democrat campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. He worked in the Real Estate Insurance and mortgage business before merging them to pursue a specialty music business working at that until illness forced him to retire.

Mr. Meaney died with his wife holding his hand under the care of Hope Hospice. He is survived by his wife, Irene (Masionis) Meaney, a son John “Jake” Meaney of Quincy, as well as his daughter, Robyn Mitsch and grandson Avry of CA. Survived also by sisters Mary E. Peterson of Bridgewater and Helen Meaney of Taunton and brother Robert Meaney of E. Weymouth.

Mr. Meaney was a resident of Avon for 48 years. He was a talented carpenter who beautifully enjoyed working on his home. He was also a talented, accomplished musician of many instruments.

His wit, talents, and knowledge will be missed by his family and friends.

Due to the pandemic, a celebration of Jack’s life will be held around his birthday in 2021. Burial is private. If desired, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 1085 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or a charity of your choice.


First Name: Paul
Last Name: Smith
City: Concord
State: NH
Country: U.S.
Entry Date: 08/05/2020

I'm so sorry to learn of cousin Jack's passing. I'm glad Irene was able to be there holding his hand. Sending Loving Thoughts to all.

First Name: Kathy
Last Name: Connors
City: Proctor
State: VT
Entry Date: 08/06/2020

Irene, I am so terribly sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful man. He and my Dan went way back. Jack showed us the first house we looked at. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

First Name: Marie
Last Name: Dunham
City: Avon
State: MA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 08/06/2020

Dear Irene,
I am so very sorry for your loss. May your husband Rest In Peace
Take care. God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Marie Dunham

First Name: Bryan
Last Name: Kasper
City: Washington
State: DC
Entry Date: 08/07/2020

Irene, Jake, Robyn: I’m so sorry to hear about Jack. I remember fondly Jack’s razor wit and amazing talent. Condolences, thoughts, prayers from me and the rest of the Kasper clan. Wishing you peace and good memories.

First Name: Stephen
Last Name: Cassiani
City: Houston
State: TX
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/07/2020

So sad to learn of Jack’s passing. We hadn’t seen one another for years but I have fond memories of our times as classmates and high school friends. I will always remember his wit and his fun loving ways. Deepest sympathies to his family.

First Name: Marie
Last Name: Hurley
City: E Bridgewtr
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/07/2020

Betty and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Jack. Your family was in my thoughts as
for some strange reason I always remember Helen's birthday. Jack always had a great smile and a humorous quip when I would see him in Randolph. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Warmly, Marie Hurley

First Name: Jean
Last Name: Quinn
City: Hingham
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/08/2020

I loved Jack with my whole heart. He was a wonderful person, gentle and kind, talented and smart. Sending my love to you all.

First Name: Don
Last Name: Lyon
City: DeLand
State: FL
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/08/2020

Irene and family, I am saddened at Jack’s suffering and passing. But I am filled with joy at the memories I have of his life and friendship. He was not only a friend to me but to my family as well. I treasure those memories, they are precious to me. Bless your heart for your love and devotion to him to the very end. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. Every life is a precious gift from God. May we all be comforted by the knowledge that the gift given to all who have been blessed to know and love Jack has now returned to the One who gave him to us. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest In Peace.

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