John J. Cahill

John J. “Jack” Cahill, 87, of Londonderry died Jan. 2, 2014, after a long illness.

Born and raised in Cambridge, Mass., he began working odd jobs during the Depression to help support his family. Educated at Cambridge High & Latin School and Boston College, Class of 1949, he joined the R. T. French Co. in 1951 as a salesman, working his way up the ranks until his retirement as Vice President of Human Resources (Reckitt & Colman) in 1991.

He and his wife resided in Rochester, N.Y., before moving to San Francisco for three years, where he was regional director of sales. He moved to New Jersey with his family to take up a new position before returning to Rochester, N.Y., in 1969.

He and his wife retired to New Hampshire in 1991, where he became a gentleman farmer for the family homestead. He also volunteered with SCORE of Concord and worked in the local food pantry. He was a parishioner at St. Jude’s Parish in Londonderry, and enjoyed summers in the Thousand Islands, N.Y. and winters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise A. Cahill; his brothers Thomas and Richard Cahill; his sister, Helen Cahill, O.P.; sisters-in-law Rita Griffin and Joan Cahill; his children Marylou (Joseph) Bourdow, Annemarie Mattison, Timothy (Minoo) Cahill, Carolyn (Richard) Glass and Patricia (Christopher) Guzikowski; his grandchildren, Brian and Kerry Armendinger, Sarah Mattison, Jonathan Glass, Lucia, Sophie and Nora Guzikowski, and Kate (Charles) and Alex Juhl; and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass took place Monday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Cambridge, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude’s Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, N.H. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.

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