John J. Corboy

John J. Corboy, of Holbrook, formerly of Jamaica Plain, passed away peacefully at home on August 29, 2018 at the age of 80. John served in the US Navy and retired as a highly decorated Boston Police Patrolman. He was a 35-year member of the Teamsters Local 82/25 with Freeman Decorating Company. John was a member of the DAV and the Irish Social Club of West Roxbury.

Beloved husband and dancing-partner for 51 years to Bridget (Mahony) Corboy. Loving father of Philip Corboy, John Corboy, Jr. and his wife Debi (LoBue), and Eileen Plant and her husband Charles. Son of the late Philip and Carrie E. (Jones) Corboy. Dear grandfather of Charles, Christopher, Courtney, Emily, Shane, Jack, Luke, and Sarah, and great-grandfather of Lillian and Brayden. Devoted brother of Philip Corboy of AZ, Eileen (Honey) and her husband Frank Antonides of NJ, Paul Corboy of Walpole, and Dennis Corboy of W. Roxbury. John also leaves behind his life-long friend, Thomas Crowley of Quincy and was beloved by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook on Saturday, September 1st at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Clare’s Church in Braintree at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday, August 31st from 4-8pm. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. Late US Navy Veteran.


First Name: John
Last Name: Corboy jr
City: Middleboro
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/29/2018

R.I.P. Dad
My heroic, smarter than Google, tough as nails, afraid of nobody & anything even death and extremely funny Father has passed after a short and courageous painful battle with stomach cancer. My father passed with his beautiful wife of 51 years right by his side, left side as he would say closest to my 💓 he was surrounded by his loving family. It really was a beautiful experience on Sunday evening when the Pastor came to read him his last rights he was alert and surrounded by his family he called everyone to his bed one by one gave them a hug, kiss and told each one he loved them and don't be sad, he told myself and Debi LoBue Corboy To tell Shane he's so proud of him and he loves him and stay the course his future is bright. My father was so looking forward to Shane's graduation from the Marines boot camp my father is a DAV served in the Navy during Vietnam. God is truly amazing my father courageously battled Monday and Tuesday surrounded by family then my amazing brother inlaw came in with the mail a letter to Nana & Papa from Shane my father didn't want anyone crying around him, he wanted to laugh and joke until the end we we're all crying after Shane's letter was read. My father was diagnosed with stomach cancer a week after Shane left for boot camp we haven't told Shane in any of our letters to him and my father didn't want us to tell him if he passed away it would be to big of a emotional distraction for Shane, as with all my father's grandchildren he had a special bond with each and everyone, man could he make them laugh like no one else could. The stories my father would tell them, he had been through and seen alot, he had an unbelievable memory most couldn't match right until the end. Truly an amazing man and I'm so proud to be your son love you forever Dad thanks for everything you taught all of us.

First Name: Barbara
Last Name: Ward
City: China Grove
State: NC
Country: United States of America
Entry Date: 08/29/2018

To John, Eileen, Phil, Bridget, Courtney, Shane, Luke and Debi, and all of Papa John’s grand and great grandchildren, as well as
His brothers and sister, I know he loved you beyond measure and wanted the very best for you always- my thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate without his larger than life persona, his energy and his ability to make you laugh. My love to you all-

First Name: Michele
Last Name: Callinan
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Entry Date: 08/30/2018

Dear John and family,
Your tribute to your Dad was beautiful. I'm sure you made him very proud. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My husband recently saw your Mom and she told him of your Dad's illness. So sad. I hope all the wonderful memories of him help you through this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
In case you don't remember me, I was your first-grade teacher at the JFK. Love to all.

First Name: Richard
Last Name: Archer
City: Dedham
State: MA
Country: U.S.A.
Entry Date: 08/30/2018

May the good Lord take care of you in your new world and may you Rest in Peace. A wonderful family man and a great friend to many.
Sincere condolences to the family of John from all your friends at the Knights and Ladies of St. Finbarr - Cork club.

First Name: JOHN
Last Name: LEWIS
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/30/2018

JOHN you will be missed.

First Name: Leo
Last Name: Mulvey
City: Brockton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/30/2018

Our condolences go out to the whole Corboy family.
Leo Mulvey and Family

First Name: Christina
Last Name: Kelley
City: Walpole
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/30/2018

My Heartfelt sympathies to my Auntie Bridget, Eileen, John, and Phil, and the whole family. I am thankful to you all to have been able to visit with Uncle John on Tuesday and experience the outpouring of love that surrounded him. My heart is breaking for you all!! Sending you prayers, love, and peace during this most difficult time.❤️🙏🏻🍀❤️

First Name: Peter
Last Name: Moloney
City: Burlington
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 08/30/2018

Very sorry for your loss, My wife Mary, rip, and I enjoyed their company and watching them dance in Canton and other Irish Dances.
Prayers and thoughts with ye all.

First Name: Mildred
Last Name: Cox
City: Quincy
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 08/31/2018

Dear Bridget and Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss of John. Will and I were connected to him by my cousins and the Post Office so I will tell you that John passed on Will's 11-month anniversary of his death, connected once again. I will always remember John as a class act! My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time after so many wonderful memories. Semper Fi from a WWIi Marine. Millie

First Name: Al
Last Name: Brothers
City: West Roxbury,Ma.
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 08/31/2018

Sorry for your loss.I first met John(and Pugger) and Phil when they were at the Roosevelt and I was at Timilty.We later met up again @ J.P. High and became track team mates.
John was a major influence on the committee for our 50th class reunion.He will be greatly missed.

First Name: Ann
Last Name: Roper
City: Canton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/31/2018

Bridget & all the Corboy Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband, father & grandfather. May his love & blilluance continue to shine in each one of you. They say it hurts so bad because we have loved so deeply. In the end, it’s that same love that carries us through. God bless you all. Sending you love & prayers. Xoxo

First Name: Mark
Last Name: Nevulis
City: Plymouth
State: MA
Country: Plymouth
Entry Date: 08/31/2018

John, Phil, your dad was one of the first men to greet me when I started nearly 25 years ago. He was always gracious to me and treated me with respect for that I am grateful. So, sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find peace.


First Name: Janice and Jay
Last Name: DaSilva
City: West yarmouth
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 08/31/2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our neighbor for 34 yrs. John always had a friendly big wave.
Our thoughts and prayers for your whole family.

First Name: Maria
Last Name: Mahony Tyrrell
City: Killucan Co. Westmeath
State: AL
Country: Ireland
Entry Date: 09/01/2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. Uncle John was a great man. We have many fond memories of when you all would come to Ireland. I remember as a child thinking uncle John was the tallest and strongest man in the world. Unfortunately we cannot be with you all today but we are there in spirit and we will light a candle here to remember Uncle John today.
Love always
Maria, Eddie, Lily & Pete 💚💛

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