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John J. Early
August 08, 2018


John J. Early of Medway, died August 8th at age 89, born on Aug 17, 1928, in Leitrim, Ireland. He was with his loving family at his side, after a brief fight with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary “Maureen” Early, born in Dingle, County Kerry Ireland, three children, Ann Marie Early and her husband Thomas Woloski of Upton; Kathleen “Katie” Early (Cugno) of Naples, FL and John Gene Early and his wife Christine (Karmeris) Early of Medway.

John is also survived by his brother Thomas Early of Dorchester; his sister Elsie (Early) Taylor of Leitrim, Ireland and his three grandchildren Bridget Marie Cugno, Ellen Mae Early & John Graham Early.

John was a well-known builder in Boston & Medway area. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. John and Maureen were both active members in their church, and often found dancing on Sunday nights at the Irish Social Dance Club in West Roxbury. John enjoyed being surrounded by his family, friends, and he loved to sing, dance and tell stories.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway ( followed by a funeral Mass at St. Joseph Church, at 151 Village St. in Medway at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Medway.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

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