John W. Deignan, 84
Marlborough – John W. “Jack” Deignan, 84, of Marlborough, formerly a life-long resident of Natick, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Marlborough Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. (Flynn) Deignan, who died in 1990.
Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Joseph and Julia (Sheahan) Deignan.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary-Ann D. Hornbaker and her husband David; his granddaughters, Karina F. Hornbaker and Maria I. Hornbaker all of Marlborough; his brother, James T. Deignan of Framingham; his sister, Mary L. San Clemente and her husband Joseph J. of Natick; his brother, Thomas Deignan of Portland OR; his sister-in-law, Ann E. (Flynn) Hall of Deltona, FL; and many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Jack was retired from MetroWest Medical Center, Leonard Morse Campus, where he had been employed as a radiologic technologist and a nuclear medicine technologist for many years.
A WWII veteran, Jack entered the U.S. Navy at age 16. He served as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, 2nd Class and radiologic technologist from 1945 to 1946, and was stationed at the U.S. Marine Corps Hospital at Camp Pendelton, San Diego, CA. He was honorably discharged in 1947.
He completed his high school credits at Framingham State College and graduated from Natick High School in 1947. He was a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Physiotherapy, specializing in radiologic technology, further studied radiology at Northeastern University and interned in nuclear medicine at Norwood Hospital.
Jack was a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the American Association of Radiologic Technologists and the E.P. Clark, American Legion Post 70, Natick. He was a recent communicant at St. Matthias Parish, Marlborough, and had been a lifelong parishioner of St. Patrick Parish, Natick.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthias Church, 400 Hemenway St., Marlborough. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick.
Donations may be made to Framingham State University, English Department, Office of Development & Alumni Relations, 100 State St., Framingham, MA 01701.
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