Dr. Julian Demeo Jr., 88, of Hudson

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Obit Dr. Julian Demeo JrHudson – Dr. Julian Demeo Jr., 88, of Hudson and formerly of Waltham, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at Marlborough Hospital. He was the husband of Ann T. (McGrath) Demeo for the last 62 years.

He was born in Newton and raised in Waltham, the son of the late Julian and Julia (DeMarco) Demeo Sr., and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Waltham. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country for 30 years retiring with the rank of Captain. He was a naval aviator and flew airships during World War II and the Korean War.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Boston College, Master’s  and PhD in Education from Boston University.

Julian was an educator throughout his life and retired as Superintendent of Braintree Public Schools in 1977. Following his retirement, he co-founded Westbridge Independent Preparatory School in Concord. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Marlborough.

Julian will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Besides his wife, Ann, he leaves three sons, Thomas J. Demeo of North Adams, Stephen Demeo and his wife Melinda of Corona, Calif., and David Demeo of Boca Raton, Fla.; two daughters, Kathleen A. Sharp and her husband Dan of Novato, Calif. and Mary Donovan and her husband Edward of Marlborough; a sister, Joanna Schnopp of Dalton; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was the father of the late Paul, John, and Michael Demeo and the brother of the late Francis and Joseph Demeo.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Holyhood Cemetery, 584 Heath St., Brookline. Calling hours will be held Monday, Nov. 30, from 4-7 p.m., at the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.

All are invited to sign Julian’s online guestbook at www.CollinsFuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Apostolate Needs of Opus Dei, Woodlawn Foundation, 56 Harrison St., Suite 401, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

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