John P. "Jack" McDermott Print E-mail

John P. “Jack” McDermott

Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend
 John P. “Jack” McDermott, 76, of Lowell, died Sunday, March27th at Wingate at Lowell with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Martha A. “Cookie” (McNulty) McDermott who survives him and with whom he celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on September 14, 2015.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 3, 1939, the son of the late John T. and the late Mary V. (Fitzsimmons) McDermott, he attended the Immaculate Conception School and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1958.
 A veteran during the Vietnam Conflict, Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.
 Before retiring, Jack was employed as an electrician at the Edith Nourse Rogers V.A. Hospital in Bedford for over 15 years. Previously, he worked also as an electrician for the City of Lowell,
 Among his many interests, Jack enjoyed fishing and was an avid Red Sox, Patriots and Boston College football fan.
 In addition to his wife Cookie, Jack is survived by two sons Daniel P. McDermott and his wife Jean of Tewksbury, MA and John F. McDermott of Lowell; two grandsons Liam and Brady McDermott of Tewksbury, MA; a sister Geraldine Regan of Wellington, FL; a sister-in-law Colleen Denommee and her husband Bill of Hudson, NH; a brother-in-law Kevin McNulty and his wife Dawn of Salem, NH; his lifelong friends Bernie Cassidy and Nancy Cunha; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 He was also brother of the late Doris Fallon and brother-in-law of the late Robert Regan.
 The family would like to thank the staff at Wingate Nursing Home in Belvedere, especially his good friend Jack.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. from 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 11:30 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 3 Fayette St, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (7)
  • Arlane Brady
    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family You cared for Jack for many years, I know your family will give your the love & support you need at this time He will not suffer anymore, be at peace with that thought. Our love to you & your family from the Brady bunch
  • Doreen and Jack  - So sorry
    We are very sorry to hear about your loss
  • Bernadette & Richard Stypula
    We were saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hopefully, knowing that he is now at "peace" will help lessen the pain of his loss.
  • Liam McDermott  - Memories of Papa
    Papa was a very nice man who was hard not to be friends with. Almost Whenever I was pushing him in his wheelchair, the people in the hallway would always say "hi Jack",man just felt so good to me to know that he had a lot of friends. I remember when he went to the Blair House and painted stuff for me and my brother and they were beautiful, and I will keep those for the rest of my life. Even though most of my life papa was handicapped I still tried to have as much fun with him as I could. Alzheimers is a horrible disease that takes peoples life and it took my papas and I will do everything in my power to find a cure for this disease and make sure that nobody else has to go through what we went through with my papa. Ever since papa was in the nursing home I knew he was physically there but I knew that wasn'the way papa should of been but I would like to thank he Wingate and the nurses there who took great care of my papa.
  • Doreen and Jack  - McDermott and family
    We are very sorry for your loss.
  • Debbie (Fallon) Pierzynski  - I will sadly miss Uncle Jack.
    I will really miss Uncle Jack he was a great uncle he was good to me growing up as a little girl. He was always considered to me as my handsome Uncle. He was a kind man and very caring. Cookie, Dan and John my deepest sympathy to you all. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a great man. But in my heart I know he is in a better place no pain or suffering. I loved him dearly and was happy to see him and visit last August 2015. My deepest sympathy to you all. "Fly high with the Angels Uncle Jack" until we meet again...... Loved you always, your niece Debbie xo
  • RaMona Amato-Cecere  - Jack McDermott
    It is with tears of sorrow and happiness that I I find myself writing this. I am happy and grateful you are now at peace and free of pain, yet sad that you are leaving. You were a good friend and neighbor to me for so many year's and on so many levels. You told such great stories, and shared so many wonderful memories of your life that will remain with me forever. You had a lousy sense of humor but never failed to make me laugh as you laughed at your own jokes. From were I stood you were a wonderful Husband, Father, Papa, Brother and meant so much to so many people. You are now one of the Angel's you always teased me about. Please know as you leave now on your finally journey home you are taking with you a piece of my heart. Forever in my thought's and prayer's. God speed Jack.
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