John (A.) Kespert

John Andrew Kespert of Randolph, MA passed away peacefully on May 5, 2023 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife DebbieLynne, his sister Linda of Randolph, MA, his niece Linda Costello-Kelly of Bow, NH, and his nephew Brian Costello of Hyde Park, MA. He also leaves behind many extended family members, including six cousins with whom he enjoyed childhood summers on Cape Cod. He is preceded in death by his father, Franklin Kespert, his mother, Rita Kespert, and his sister, Carolyn Costello.

John Andrew Kespert was born in Mattapan, MA on September 5, 1949. His family moved to Randolph six months later. At age 6, he contracted Polio, leading to two years of hospitalization. After a year of being tutored at home, he reentered public school at the grade level appropriate to his age, and was even placed in an Advanced Reading class. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1967.

He received salvation in Jesus Christ during high school, and went unchurched for a couple of years before briefly exploring Mormonism (which he rejected because it contradicted the Bible). He spent several years in a Charismatic group called The Move, often preaching in their home churches. When that ministry was no longer available to him, he joined First Baptist Randolph, where he served as a deacon until a few months prior to his marriage in 2002. From there, he joined Brookville Bible Church, where he taught Adult Sunday School and served on the Missions Committee. He was a member of Brookville for 12 years. On Easter Sunday 2014, he and DebbieLynne started attending First Baptist Weymouth, where he felt spiritually at home.

John and DebbieLynne met in an AOL chat room for disabled singles in 1998. They dated long-distance through online chat and telephone calls. Deb visited him three times, and on August 1, 2002 she moved from San Rafael, CA to Randolph. They married on August 24 of that year. They delighted in each other, sharing a mutual faith in Jesus Christ. John was an exemplary husband who took the command in Ephesians 5:23 to love his wife as Christ loves the church seriously. He will be remembered for that obedience, which he performed joyfully.

John was active in a Post-Polio group, and also served on the Disability Commission for the town of Randolph. He worked as a salesman, selling Christian books and Bibles, business cards, Avon products and online marketing tools.

During his 20 years as an Avon representative, he was often the second highest in his district. He and his wife frequently took the T into downtown Boston to explore historic sites, meander through the Museum of Fine Arts, or simply enjoy wandering around the Boston Common and the Public Garden. Despite the severity of his disability, he maintained an active and productive life full of fun and adventure. He was known for his relentless sense of humor, as well as for his upbeat and uncomplaining attitude.


First Name: Patty and Joe
Last Name: Pagel
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 05/10/2023

We have many fond memories of John. Our deepest condolences to the entire family

First Name: Michelle
Last Name: Robins
City: Stoughton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/10/2023

John was a great man, employer, and friend. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to DebbieLynne and his family and friends.

First Name: Pamela
Last Name: Davies
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 05/10/2023

Dearest DebbieLynne, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful husband John. He was the best! The man you always dreamed of for your partner in life. I'm so glad that you found each other way back in 1998!

I have fond memories of you and John coming into Boston to visit while I was attending a conference - we had a grand time seeing some sights and lunching at Cheesecake Factory. Then Bob and I got to visit your home in Randolph a few years later. What a treat to see you both!

You are in our prayers daily.
With love, Pam Davies

First Name: Robert
Last Name: DeSisto
City: Copperas Cove
State: TX
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/10/2023

I've known John since high school and will miss him. I knew his father, mother and sister. I have kept in touch off and on for many years.
Bob DeSisto

First Name: Glen
Last Name: Cabbage
City: Dighton
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 05/11/2023

I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. John will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was always so positive, encouraging, and brimming with the joy of the Lord. I will miss his great sense of humor.
-Glen Cabbage

First Name: Jean
Last Name: Holbrook
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 05/20/2023

I knew John from the Randolph Baptist Church. A great Christian gentleman. He was always a very positive Christian

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