Southborough – John H. “Jack” Maley Jr., 95, of Southborough, peacefully died at his home Oct. 27, 2018. He was beloved husband of the late Jean (Carter) Maley, who passed away in 1996.
Born in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Byrne) and John H. Maley Sr. Jack was a graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough, class of 1941, and was a decorated U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII. After his tour of duty in the Army, Jack followed his passion and went to photography school and became a photographer for the MDC for 45 years.
As an avid Red Sox fan, he was delighted when he had the opportunity to become the Red Sox official photographer in 1975, retiring 2013. He holds two World Series rings.
In addition to his other jobs, he had a photography studio in his home, and with his wife’s help he was able to photograph many weddings, anniversary celebrations, senior pictures and family photos for the people of Southborough and other surrounding towns. As much as he enjoyed taking pictures, his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children, Thomas C. Maley his wife Diana of Medway, Kathleen Wilhelmsen and her husband Gary of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Robert P. Maley and his wife Patricia of Northbridge, Maureen Falconi of Marlborough, Diane Coughlin and her husband Jim of Westport, John H. Maley III of Southborough, Margaret Ernst of Leominster, Michael R. Maley and his wife Sandra of Southborough, and Ann Bouvier and her husband David of Marlborough; his brothers, Richard Maley of Southborough and Paul Maley and his wife Roz of Tewskbury; his 12 grandchildren, Jason, Melissa, Michelle, Brian, Michael, Anna, John, Stacy, Debbie, Shannan, Kelsey and Emily; and four great-grandchildren, Lilly, Tyler, Brenna and Nicholas. He was predeceased by his brother, William Maley.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4-7 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., at St Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Southborough Community House, 28 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772.
To leave words of condolence to his family, please visit www.morrisSouthboroughfuneral.com.