John R. Plourde Jr., 68
LYNN — John R. “Jack” Plourde Jr., age 68, of Lynn, beloved husband of Gail (McNeil) Plourde, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage, and the loving son of John R. Plourde Sr. and the late Mary (Maloney) Plourde, passed away peacefully Feb. 7, 2019 at Grosvenor Park, Salem after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Jack was born in Lynn on July 30, 1950, he was raised and educated in the Lynn Public Schools. Jack was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He was the owner of Jack Plourde’s Auto Sales and Service of Lynn where he worked from the age of 17 as a mechanic.
He was a baseball coach for Wyoma Little League, football coach for East Lynn Pop Warner where he was also on the Board of Directors and was an assistant coach for Lynn Youth Hockey. He volunteered as a Cub Scout leader. Jack loved watching sports and spending time with his children and family.
Jack is also survived by two sons, J.R. Plourde and his wife Justine, and Christopher Plourde and his husband John Ladd. He was the loving grandfather “Papa” to Jo-Jo and Lexi. Jack is the dear brother of Judy (Plourde) Patten and her husband Larry of Hollis, N.H., Jeff Plourde of Lynn and the late Jim Plourde. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service from the NADWORNY Funeral Home, 798 Western Ave., Lynn, on Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by his Mass of Christian burial in St. Pius V Church at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4-8 p.m. For those who wish, contributions in Jack’s name may be made to Justine’s Warriors, 62 East Park Ave., Lynn, MA 01902. For guest book and directions please visit www.nadwornyfuneralhome.com.