Smalley, John

June 1st, 2010

John H. Smalley, age 72, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the Winchester Hospital following a lengthy illness.

John was born on November 2, 1937 in Lowell, MA, he was the dear son of the late Jesse J. and Elizabeth F. (Hickey) Smalley.

Following High School, John was inducted into the United States Army and served the country honorably during the Vietnam War from 1961 until he was honorably discharged on August 2, 1967.

John went to work as a camera man at Courier Westford, Inc., in Westford, he retired in 2000 after 43 years of dedicated service to his company.

John was a member of the Fr. Croke Council Knights of Columbus in Wilmington and also an avid bowler with the Wilmington Bowling League “Columbians”.

John will be fondly remembered as a quiet and gentle man who loved his family and friends, they will miss him dearly.

John was the beloved brother of Paul Smalley of Wilmington, Caroline Ryan of Reading, the late James E. Smalley and Donald A. Smalley, cousin of Roger M. Hickey of Reading, he was also the special great uncle of Frannie and David Mullett with whom he lived and is survived by many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and dear friends.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday, June 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Road #400, Waltham, MA 02451.


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  1. Elaine Maninos says:

    My sincere sympathy to John’s family on his passing. I have know John for 30 years through our association with The Lowell Five Savings Bank. He always had a kind word for everyone and would always stop at my office to talk with me before leaving the bank. May God’s blessings be with you now through this difficult time.

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