John "Jack" Lydon

November 27, 1940 ~ April 21, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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John "Jack" Lydon Obituary

John J. “Jack” Lydon, Jr., 82, a respected, long-time City Councilor and Funeral Director who tirelessly served his constituents as well as countless families during their time of greatest need as President of the former Lydon Funeral Home, died in the early morning hours of April 21, 2023 surrounded by the love, comfort and care of his family and angels. He goes to join his beloved late wife Diane and their late son, David.

Residing in Weymouth, Jack is formerly of Milton and Quincy.

Cherished father of Janet M. Lydon of Milton and her husband John Cavendish, Carol Lydon of Dorchester and her husband Richard Weidmann, Michelle Lydon of Quincy and her husband, Quincy City Councilor Chuck Phelan, Jr. Papa of John, Paul, Kristen, Roberta, Charles, Adam and Katie.  Great Grandfather of Carter, Tighe, Penny and Leigh.  

Jack was born in Dorchester, the proud son of an Irish immigrant from Galway, and wore his heritage proudly on his sleeve.  Jack met Diane, the love of his life, at Gate of Heaven High School and the rest was history.  Jack came from humble beginnings and worked 2 to 3 jobs at any given time to provide for his family.   The Lydon Family moved to Quincy and Jack established Lydon Funeral Home in Wollaston where he cared for all regardless of their circumstances.  He was the Ward 3 Quincy City Councilor for many years and served as council president.  He was a Past Grand Knight of the North Quincy Knights of Columbus.  Jack was highly involved in the Asian Community and received the Vision Award from QARI.

Jack’s love for his family eclipsed all his business and political achievements.  The family summered at Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee where Jack taught the children and grandchildren how to water-ski, chop wood, use an outhouse and grill.  He traveled the world with his wife even visiting his favorite place China three times but some of his fondest travel memories were made in Tortolla, BVI where Jack became “one of the locals” after returning year after year.

Most of all Jack was a proud Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather, teaching his family how to be good human beings.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday April 26, 2023 at 10:00am in Gate of Heaven Church, 615 E. 4th St, South Boston.  Burial to follow with his Wife and son at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers in honor of Jack, please donate to Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, P.O. Box 690789, Quincy MA 02169. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
April 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Gate of Heaven Parish
609 East Fourth Street
South Boston, MA 02127

Video is available for this event

April 26, 2023

11:30 AM
Blue Hill Cemetery
700 West Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Memorial Reception
April 26, 2023

1:00 PM
Tirrell Room (Hamel-Lydon)
254 Quarry Street
Quincy, MA 02169


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