He leaves his devoted wife of 51 years, Margaret “Peggy” F. (Leary) McDermott; three sons, Michael McDermott and his wife Nancy of Bellingham, Mark McDermott and his wife Cyndi of Blackstone, and Matthew McDermott of Milton; two daughters, Mary Holland and her husband Bob of Milton and Michelle Scott and her husband Shaun of Berlin; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Catherine Carberry of Plymouth; his nephew, Brian Carberry and his wife Susan of Plymouth; and many cousins. Jack is predeceased by his brother, Bobby McDermott.
Born and raised in Boston, son of the late John J. and Mary L. (Glynn) McDermott Jr., he graduated from Boston Latin High School in 1955 and Northeastern University in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1966 as a 1st Lieutenant.
Jack was the former owner/operator of American Auto Lease in Framingham and worked for Century 21 Realtor in Framingham from 1992 until his retirement. During his retirement years, he and Peggy lived in Surprise, Az. and North Falmouth. He enjoyed traveling, praying cards, and gardening. He was a member of the American Legion.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral Mass will be held Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St., Northborough. A private burial will be held in Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Care Network Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.
For online condolences, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.