John R. “Jack” McGill 76, of Venice Florida, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018.
Jack was born September 23, 1942, in Dover, Massachusetts to the late William Roger McGill of Dover and Jean Whetton McGill of Needham MA. Jack graduated from Needham High School, Needham MA in 1961. He received a B.S in Finance with honors from American International College in Springfield, MA. Jack spent over 20 years of his business career in Executive Sales and Marketing in the Dietary Management Health Care industry.
He was passionately active in community affairs throughout his life. Jack’s community spirit started as a young man of 16 where he was a volunteer Dispatcher for Dover’s Police Department. Over the span of 25 years his avocation was serving as a Volunteer Firefighter. A member of the Masonic Lodge of Dover he was also a member of the Mattapoisett MA Lions Club, served on the Mattapoisett Board of Appeals for over 20 years and volunteered at the Mattapoisett Senior center, where he and his beloved wife Chris lived for over 25 years, before retiring to Venice Fl. While living in Venice, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Venice Area Beautification Inc, Venice Wildlife Refuge and was past Director for Meals on Wheels. Jack was also a member of the Venice Moose Lodge.
Jack leaves behind his loving wife Chris of 39 years, his true soul mate; his sister Susan McGill, daughter Sarah Campbell and son-in-law Ed Campbell, Grandchildren, Jenna, Madison and Samantha. Sister-in-law Gale Brady and husband Patrick. Jack was preceded in death by Daughter, Laura Rafuse.
A remembrance reception will be held at Farley Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 13th from 6 to 8 PM. A private Burial will take place on Dec. 14th at Venice Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Meals on Wheels, Venice Fl., Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc. Mooseheart, Il 60539. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.farleyfuneralhome.com.