John “Jack” Callahan Sr.

John “Jack” Callahan Sr., 88, of Derry died Jan. 18, 2014 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry.

He was born in Newton, Mass., on June 22, 1925, a son of the late Vincent and Margaret Callahan.

He had been a resident of Derry since 2005, formerly living in Somerville, Mass.

He served with the Canadian Army during World War II.

He was employed in the wholesale fishing industry from 1947 through 1988. He then worked in the construction field, retiring with Majestic Construction Co. in Waltham, Mass.

He had been a member of the Londonderry Senior Center. He enjoyed sports and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth (LoSciuto) Callahan of Derry; three sons and their wives, John Jr. and Christine Callahan of Lewiston, Maine, Stephen and Mira Callahan of Gorham, Maine, and Daniel and Jean Callahan of Londonderry; eight grandchildren, Janice, Annissa, Stephanie, Kristen, Robert, Jeffrey, Ryan, and John; four great-grandchildren;
and his sister, Helen Beliveau of Medford, Mass.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Karolina.

Calling hours were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Crystal Avenue, Derry. The burial will be in the Pillsbury Cemetery in Londonderry in the spring. To send a condolence or for more information, visit

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