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John J McGinn, Jr

March 24, 1929 - March 08, 2023


Obituary For John J McGinn, Jr

John J. McGinn, Jr, 93, of Peabody, died early Wednesday morning at Beverly Hospital following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Jeanne A. (Marc-Aurele) McGinn.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late John J. McGinn, Sr and Anna E. (Connors) McGinn. He was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1947. He later received his BS from Bentley College and became a Certified Public Accountant.

John was employed with the Internal Revenue Service in the Appeals Division before his retirement. He was a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and a member for over 69 years with the Knights of Columbus, Leo Council 508 in Peabody as well.

Throughout life his passion were his devotion to his family, a concern for his community and his faith in God. He was a lifelong communicant and active member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Peabody and was in the men’s prayer group. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed wintering in Sarasota, Fl.

John is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Julie McGinn and Peter and Jeannette McGinn, all of Peabody, and Paul and Karen McGinn of Concord, his daughter, Mary Roach of Danvers, his brother and sister-in-law, James and Sheila McGinn of Chelmsford, and by his beloved 12 grandchildren, Michael and his wife Valarie, Bridget, Nora, Matthew, Benjamin, Anna, Morris, Daniel, Lydia, Emily, Sarah, and Martin. Besides his loving wife, he was predeceased by his son Michael McGinn, his daughter-in-law, Jan McGinn, son-in-law, Martin Roach and his sister, Marie McGinn.

His funeral will be celebrated on Monday at 9:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3:00 until 6:00 PM. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to St. John the Baptist Parish, 17 Chestnut St. Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • 03/15/2023

    Pete, John, Paul, Mary and families, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time. Your parents were always a big part of our lives and they are missed. Gene and Donna O'Neill

  • 03/10/2023

    I am saddened by the loss of my uncle John. My condolences go out to my cousins. I have great memories of visiting the McGinn family when I was younger.

  • 03/10/2023

    Pete, Mary, John, Paul and families - we were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. A wonderful man who left a tremendous legacy in his children and grandchildren. Our hope is that he enjoys a pint or two with your Mom, Mike, Jan and Marty in Heaven this year. Loving thoughts and prayers, Jeannie & Paul

  • 03/09/2023

    Condolences to the McGinn family. I was friends with his son Mike and Mr McGinn and my Dad were fellow CPAs and knew each other from Peabody. Good man.

  • 03/09/2023

    My sincere condolences to the family. He will be missed and knew how much he was loved by his family

  • 03/09/2023

    John J. McGinn Jr. was the heart and soul of the Knights of Columbus in Peabody. He taught us how to be better Christians and he connected all of us to the past activities of the Knights. I will miss him dearly as well as the rest of the members at the Knights. May his soul rest in peace.


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    Mike and Esther Mulroy and family planted 5 trees in memory of John J McGinn, Jr . - March 12, 2023

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    Gail Hindle planted 5 trees in memory of John J McGinn, Jr . - March 10, 2023

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