AUBURN/SOUTHBRIDGE — John H. Jandron, 93, formerly of Southbridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, in his home, after an illness.

His wife, Helen A. (Tarquinio) Jandron, died in 2000.  He leaves his three daughters, Carol A. Sanford and her husband George of Agawam, Linda H. Moriarty of Auburn and Catherine M. Suprenant and her husband Claude of Fiskdale; his brother, Gerald Blair of Dudley; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence Blair, Ernest Blair and William Blair and two sisters, Marion Rosario and Eileen Sadowski.  He was born in Putnam, Conn., the son of Edgar and Catherine (McElhenny) Jandron.  John was U.S. Army Veteran of World War II serving in the 82nd Airborne – 101st Infantry division.  He served in the European theatre during the war including the battle of Normandy and was a recipient of the Bronze Star.

John was a self-employed carpenter for many years, retiring many years ago.  He previously worked for Bellefont Dye for many years.  He was a member of the Leonide J. Lemire post 6055 of the VFW in Southbridge.  He was also a member of St. Mary’s Parish, in Southbridge, now St. John Paul II Parish.

John was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was a fine example of a man.

His funeral will be held on Friday, May 11th, from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church of the St. John Paul II Parish, 263 Hamilton St., Southbridge.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Southbridge.  A calling hour in the funeral home will be held on Friday, May 11, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the Mass.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Amedisys Foundation, 36 Williams St., Leominster, MA 01453.

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