Obituaries

John E. Gottlander

December 2nd, 2019

John E. Gottlander, age 49, a life-long resident of Wilmington passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2019.

John was born on January 7, 1970, in Lowell, MA. He was the beloved son of John and Elaine (Sullivan) Gottlander. He is survived by his sister, Kris Gentile and her husband Antonio of East Bridgewater. He was the loving uncle to Nicolas, Makayla and Madison Gentile. John is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

John was educated and graduated from Wilmington High School where he played goalie for the school hockey team. John worked as a heavy equipment operator. In his spare time John enjoyed spending time with the family, riding his motorcycle, working on cars, boating, fishing, hanging out with friends and watching his favorite sports team, the New England Patriots. John was an “awesome” uncle; a big teddy bear who loved to “horse play” with his nephew and nieces.

John will be fondly remembered as a wonderful son, brother, uncle and true friend to many. He had a great sense of humor and a smile that was infectious. John’s sudden passing has left a huge void in many lives but he will forever be remembered and loved by all.

Visiting hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Street (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, December 5th from 4:00-700 PM.

Family and friends will gather for John’s Funeral Service at Nichols Funeral Home on Friday, December 6th at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “John E. Gottlander”

  1. Margaret Meehan says:

    Words can not express how sorry we are to hear of John’s passing. If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask. You are in our thoughts and prayers at the difficult time. Love, Margaret, Matt , Brianna & Colby.

  2. Cookie says:

    Rest in peace my friend God Bless you and your family

  3. Kathy Gray says:

    RIP my friend I’m really going to miss you ,I hope you’re riding with Bob love you

  4. Dawn Callahan says:

    John thanks for always making me laugh. You are going to be missed
    by all of us at TJ Callahan’s RIP my friend

  5. David Hederman says:

    John, I am shocked by your sudden passing. You were the absolute funniest person I’ve ever met. You will be missed by everyone that knew you. Rest In Peace.

  6. Vito Surdo says:

    RIP little John. You were an great man, and it was a honor to call you my brother with both knight of Columbus and knights on bikes. We had lots of laughs. You’ll be missed

  7. John Keiley says:

    John I am so glad we got to spend some time over the last couple of years. Happy we got to shoot the shit at Jokers in the parking lot. You will be missed my friend. :(

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