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John H. O'Gara Veteran
August 21, 2017


WORCESTER – John H. O’Gara, 85, of Worcester died Monday, August 21,
2017 after a short illness. He leaves his beloved wife of 61 years, Grace (Ford); two daughters Dorothy Gomez of Indianapolis, IN , and Mary Tisdell and her husband Michael, of Worcester; two sons, John O’Gara and his wife Coleen of Sterling Heights, MI and Michael O’Gara and his wife Cyndi, of Worcester; a sister, Mary Mahan and her husband Kenneth of Worcester; a sister-in-law Virginia Ford of Paxton; 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Michael, Caitlin, Sean, Tara Lynn, Olivia, Gavin, Michael, Samantha, Johnathan and Grace; a great grandchild Camden; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by a brother Edward.

He was born in Worcester, the son of Thomas and Ethel (Holt) O’Gara and graduated from Commerce High School. John was a veteran of the United
States Army serving during the Korean War on the main line of resistance. He worked for Worcester Controls for many years. Mr. O’Gara also worked as a roofer in the family business. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church. He was a great storyteller, a humorist, a practicing urban archeologist, and a great family man.

Mr. O’Gara’s funeral is Monday, August 28th from with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street. Burial will be private and held at a later date. Visiting hours are Sunday, August 27th from 3:00 until 5:00 PM in Callahan Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made Our Lady of the Angels Building Fund, 1222 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603 or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or visit

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Worcester, MA 01608