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John "Jack" K. English

October 27, 1926 - September 27, 2021

John "Jack" K. English

October 27, 1926 - September 27, 2021


Obituary For John "Jack" K. English

Peabody and Singer Island, FL – John “Jack” K. English 94, beloved husband of Adrienne L. (Foglia) English and the late Marie (McDonough) English, died Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Beverly Hospital.

Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Raymond and Anne (Donahue) English. He was raised and educated in Methuen and was a graduate of Bentley College.

He served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Navy.

Mr. English had owned and operated English Auto City in Lawrence, the first Honda dealership east of the Mississippi, for many years until the time of his retirement.

A resident of Singer Island, FL, Mr. English was an avid tennis player and golfer and was a master Bridge player. He enjoyed travelling throughout the world with his wife. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife with whom he shared thirty six years of marriage, he is survived by a daughter, Joyce Sweeney and her husband, Jack of Bedford, NH, two sons, Dana DeSimone and his spouse, Mark Bryand of Boston and Gary DeSimone and his wife, Shelley of Newbury, three grandchildren, Christina Dell’Orfano and her husband, Mark, Nicholas DeSimone and Sofia DeSimone, three great grandchildren, Mark Andrew, Kaitlyn and Ashley Dell’Orfano, one sister, Diana English of FL and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Elaine Packer and Raymond English.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Brooksby Village Chapel, 300 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Brooksby Village Catholic Fund, c/o Pastoral Ministries office, 300 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • There is never enough time to hear all of the stories, say all of the necessary things or share all of life's wonders. I'm eternally grateful to Jack for the birth of his daughter who became my wife Joyce. I'm forever grateful for the accounting lessons "Debits must equal Credits!" 😂,I truly enjoyed hearing his stories about growing up in the Depression Era (such as calling dibs on the Apple core of a friend) and riveted to his tales of his WW2 experiences in the South Pacific although it was usually kept lighthearted with tales of being a lifeguard for the nurses and scraping barnacles off of the ship! You will be missed by all of the people whose hearts you have touched. While we believed that you would remain with us for many more years, we find peace in knowing that you had the opportunity to know how much you were loved and admired by your great-grandchildren! Rest In Peace Jack! ...aka...Dad, Papa, and Papa-Jack Love your Son in law, Jack Sweeney

  • My brother Jack was my forever friend since the first time we met in 1937. He was 11 years old. Years later he shared a comical picture of how he got to the hospital. It became part of a poem I composed. "A visit to the hospital where I was born was too far to walk and we had no car, so on a bicycle not built for two Jack perilously perched on the handle bars, with Uncle Jim peddling for all his might, they must have been a fearsome sight, the two of them flying down Daddy Frye Hill on that 24th day in October." That was a very steep hill and a funny picture to imagine. Jack was always a good and caring brother to me and I treasure the memories I have of him. Your Irish eyes will now be smiling in Heaven. I love you brother of mine. Diana Marie English

  • Great memories of the cars Uncle Jack used to drive! He came to visit our house in North Andover driving a brand new Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz! When I commented on what a beautiful car it was he threw me the keys and told me to take it for a ride. I was 18 and barely made it down my parents driveway I was so nervous! He always appreciated nice things! I got that from you Uncle Jack! Rest In Peace! Say hi to my dad for me! Julieann (English)Mahony

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