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John D. Poland

July 15th, 2018

John D. Poland, age 72, of Landaff, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2018. John was the beloved husband of Rita M. (Collins) Poland, devoted father of the late John D. “Dug” Poland, Jr., cherished son of the late Leo and Alice (Foote) Poland, dear brother of David Poland & wife Serena of Mesa, AZ, Susan “Sue” Moriarty & husband Ted of Stratham, NH, Marcia Howell of Mooresville, NC and Jacqueline Marchese & husband Stephen of Burlington. Brother-in-law of Fran Coleman of Tewksbury, Dan Collins and Marcia Consilvio & husband Ed all of Arlington, Loretta Thomas & husband Robert of Woburn, Patty Mitchell & husband Bucky of Windham, ME, Michael Collins of Tequesta, FL, Steven Collins of Standish, ME, Elizabeth Murphy & husband Philip of Melbourne Beach, FL and Karen Ashman of Leominster. John is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Saturday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers donations in John’s memory may be made to Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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9 Entries in Guest Book for “John D. Poland”

  1. Kevin & Maria Doherty says:

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  2. Pat & Loyd Carney says:

    Johnny, you were truly one in a million. Your generosity knew no bounds. A life well lived. You will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.

    Pat & Loyd Carney

  3. Leslie & Bob Fleury says:

    Rita,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you.
    Bob & Leslie

  4. John & Denise Kipp says:

    Johnny….I have the fondest memories of you you and I’ll carry them with me forever. You’ll be be missed greatly by all who had the good fortune to know you. RIP my friend until our paths cross again. Rita, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    John & Denise Kipp

  5. Darlene & Ed says:

    Rita we are so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. His infectious personality brought humor and joy to so many. I will cherish the fond memories I have.

  6. Angela and Steve says:

    Truly our deepest sympathy.
    “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Always near, always dear.”

  7. David L & Serena Poland says:

    Serena and I grieve for the loss of my brother John.
    Our prayers are with Rita at this most difficult time in her life.
    John & Rita recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary,the love and devotion they shared is special.
    Rest In Peace brother, we love you and keep you in our thoughts and prayers

  8. Shirley Adams says:

    Marcia, keeping you, and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Christine M Bresnahan says:

    My deepest sympathy to you Rita and John’s family. A wonderful neighbor and very kind man that will be missed. Chris Bresnahan

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