John A. Hersom, Jr.

October 28th, 2019

John A. Hersom, Jr., age 50, of Billerica, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on October 26. 2019, at the Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus.

John was born on August 29, 1969, in Medford, MA; he was the cherished son of John A. Hersom, Sr. and Maureen Duggan. John was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Shawsheen Valley Tech. High School with the Class of 1987. Following High School, John went to work in the construction industry for many years. John had a great work ethic and would do whatever was asked of him.

John will be fondly remembered as a devoted son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He loved unconditionally and was loved by his family and friends. John was always helpful to others; he was generous of his time and talents doing whatever needed to be done. He would help anyone in need whether he was building, putting things together, landscape work, whatever he saw that needed attention when he’d come for a visit.

Family was very important to John he had a huge extended family on both sides; namely the Duggans and Hersoms. John especially enjoyed his family gatherings, fishing, hunting with his father and grandfather, riding his motorcycle, getting his hands dirty while working on old muscle cars and hanging out with his best pal and dog, Macho.

John was a gentle soul with a heart of gold; he will be dearly missed by everyone.

John was the wonderful brother of Laurie Hersom and Kathleen Hersom both of Billerica and Christine Murray & her husband Brian of Derry, NH, loving uncle of Gillian, Katelyn, Shawn, Austin and Olivia. Cherished grandson of the late Charlie and Violet Duggan and Roy and Pearl Hersom. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, November 1st for Visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.


10 Entries in Guest Book for “John A. Hersom, Jr.”

  1. Peggy Butler says:

    My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Another young life gone way to soon. May he RIP in Gods arms. ????????????????

  2. Lynne Marshman says:

    So sad loved and miss him already.


  3. Angelika Maigatter says:

    John was a great friend to all and will be deeply missed . Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Family and friends that shared life knowing and sharing great times with John. He will RIP with his parents and former friends in the love and light on the beauty in the heavens ……..Amen .

  4. Bob &Traci Hibbins says:

    Soooo sorry to hear this he was a great guy always smiling prayers to family an friends rip buddy ??????

  5. Arthur Morrison says:

    You will be missed my old friend.
    My heart and prayers go out to family.

  6. Tracy Angiolillo Walthour says:

    I’m so very sad to hear about Johns passing. I have many fond memories of him from the old days. My deepest condolences to all. Laurie, Kathy and Chrissy I am sending you so much love from far away ????

  7. Pamela DeCecca Pirro says:

    I remember that sweet kid playing with his partner in crime Christian O’Brien…God Bless him and thoughts and prayers to his family.

  8. James Hare says:

    I will always remember the good times we had.You were one of my best friends through thick and thin.You will be missed by many.

  9. Rick and Carolyn Dzwilewski says:

    Sorry for your loss.our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is tough to lose a brother.

  10. Dan Harmen says:

    I had the benefit of knowing John for many years, and he never missed the chance to help a friend. Thanks for being such a very decent person, a great friend, and sharing your generosity. John, you will be greatly missed.

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