CHARLTON — John “Jack” R. Bacon Sr., 83, of Muggett Hill Road, died peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2019, in his home after a long illness with his family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra J. (LaFramboise) Bacon of Charlton; six children, Lora Bacon and her wife Mila of Cornville, Ariz., Jaime Kelley of Holden, Robie Cestaro and her husband Gerald of Charlton, Lisa Darragh of Northampton, John Bacon and his wife Lili of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Jennifer Goulas and her husband George of Charlton; two brothers, Roger Bacon of Oxford and Bruce Bacon of Florida; two sisters, Bonnie Boyle of Charlton, and Annie Corriveau of Florida; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. The family would also like to acknowledge those very special to them; Cara Papale, Robert Green, and Fr. Ron LaFramboise. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Gagne; and a sister, Nancy Bennett. He was born in Spencer, son of the late Roger D. and Loretta F. (Grennon) Bacon Sr., and lived in Spencer and Oxford before moving to Charlton 47 years ago. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1955.
Mr. Bacon worked at Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton for over 10 years, retiring as a teacher in 1988. He was a former assessor in Oxford and former assessor and member of the Board of Selectmen in Charlton for many years. He enjoyed many sports including basketball, baseball and being a part of a good football season. He played a serious game of cribbage and so enjoyed telling jokes. His greatest joys were playing golf and spending time with his family.
Bump into Jack and your day became angled with laughter, humor, and if lucky, a new song floating in your head.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Rd., Ext., Charlton. Those attending are welcome meet in the church rotunda for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. on Monday prior to the Mass. Burial will be private at a later date at North Cemetery in Oxford. Calling hours are Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CHIP-IN Food Pantry, 37 Main St., Charlton, MA 01507, or to St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 338, Charlton City, MA 01508.