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Mr. John D. Riordan
March 18, 1931 - April 8, 2017
Dennis, Massachusetts

Dear Sue, Mark, Sue Ann, Jeanne, Jackie, Debbie, Danny and all extended families,

My prayers, thoughts and love are with all of you always but especially now. I am honored and lucky that I had the opportunity to know and cherish your dad, father-in-law,and grandfather for so many years. He was beyond the BEST and I am forever grateful to have been able to know him and proud to tell everyone that he was
my dear friend!!

Posted by: Trish Wilson and family - Plymouth, MA
Apr 26, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Riordan's passing, such a wonderful man who raised a wonderful family. I grew up with them living on Green St. in Abington. Will cherish all those memories forever.
Sharon Levangie Lyons

Posted by: A friend
Apr 25, 2017

I remember when I drove from San Francisco to Boston to see Cathy. Jack opened the door and when I introduced myself he, as large as life, patted me on the back and said '..How the hell did you find us!! " (pre mobile phone/computers). Then he proceeded to introduce me to the family like I was a long lost relative. I will never forget his energy

Posted by: Paul Garcia - SanFrancisco, CA
Apr 21, 2017

Dear Sue and family,
My husband Paul and I have very fond memories of a lovely afternoon spent with you, Jack, Eileen and John Elliott, back in 2009, when we visited the Cape from Ireland. My Grandmother Kate was Jacks aunt and we still remember your wonderful hospitality. Jack was a fantastic host and his stories entertained us highly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Posted by: Anita Kelly - Douglas Ireland
Apr 20, 2017


Prayers of peace that passes all understanding to your precious family today. God created him a "gem amongst the stones of this world" His warm, generous, loving spirit is evident In the ripples of kindness and integrity past down through each of you. It is truly more blessed to give than receive and his contributions were exceptional. I am certain his Homecoming with the Lord (& Kathy) was nothing short a "wicked" wonderful Party while on this side of heaven it seems surreal and painfull. There is always beauty from ashes~I'm so blessed to have known him. Peace , love ❤ and blessings to you all~God received a GIFT return mail today~ May you seek solace in the fact that you all will see him again~My love to you and yours.

Posted by: Hunter Wright - Roanoke, VA
Apr 19, 2017

Although I was never in any of his classes at BHS, I always thought that he was kind of a neat guy. He always had that same smile on his face.
My condolences and sympathy for your loss

Posted by: Michael Ward - BROCKTON, MA
Apr 17, 2017

Dear Sue and family our deepest sympathies on your great loss and to the extended O Riordan family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.
Jack was a great family man and a friend to many who always made you feel welcome.
Our memories recall his many visits to Ireland and many hours of great hospitality when visiting the Cape.
I recall the many conversations on current affairs and his deep interest to clearly understand what was happening and how this would affect his country and the wider world when visiting the Cape and also while on the phone from Ireland late into the night.
Always interesting and memorable.
We pray that God will watch over him as we keep him in our Prayers.
Sean, Clare O Riordan, Lucie, Andrew, Rachel
Douglas, Cork Ireland.

Posted by: Sean O Riordan - Cork
Apr 17, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Riordan family. Jack was my high school English teacher at the old Brockton High School. He was without a doubt the most caring teacher I ever had in school. He will be sorely missed. Terry Blanchard

Posted by: Terry Blanchard - Brockton, MA
Apr 16, 2017

Sue an family So sorry to read of Jacks passing. He and Bill Omalley spent many a night working on campaigns and strategy for lots of elections. A great wit and common sense guy, we will always be remembered. Gordon Gorman

Posted by: Gordon Gorman - Boynton Beach, FL
Apr 16, 2017

Posted by: francis & carol gillooly - holly springs nc 27540, NC
Apr 15, 2017

Our deepest condolences to you all. We were so sorry to hear this sad news. God Bless you all.

Posted by: Richard & Linda Straczynski - Bourne, MA - friend
Apr 14, 2017

Dear Riordan Family, We are very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was such an interesting and charming man. We have many memories of him. May he rest in the peace of God's arms.

Posted by: Tom & Carolyn Lampos - Brockton, MA
Apr 14, 2017

Wish we could be with you Sue and your family. You all are in our prayers and thoughts. He was a wonderful guy inside and out. Always ready to help people and his family. I know he is with my DAD Tommy Augenti having their wine together and having a good old time. He will be missed!!!

Posted by: Meredith and Dave Ryder - Melbourne, FL
Apr 14, 2017

Sue and family, my thoughts are with you. So glad that he lived and I can smile with many fond memories. Jack, so bright, wise and witty. My Buddy,a wonderful man,
proud to call him my friend. Bobby Deighton

Posted by: A friend
Apr 14, 2017

Jack, Sue Ann and family,

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you during this most difficult of times. Mary & I will have you in our prayers.

Paul and Mary Maloney

Posted by: A friend
Apr 13, 2017

My deepest condolences to the entire Riordan family.
Jack was one of those fun, special people that you meet once in a lifetime. I loved and admired how supportive he was of Sue in all she pursued, He was always there for her.
May you all find peace in the cherished memories you all shared with him.
Sharon Graves

Posted by: Sharon Graves - East Bridgewater, MA
Apr 13, 2017

Sincerest sympathy to all the generations of the Riordan family on the loss of a wonderful man. Jack,you were very special to all the O Riordan families and generations here in Co.Cork. We were so privileged to have met you all those years ago and to have kept in touch over the years. May you rest in Peace

Posted by: Eileen O Riordan - Co. Cork
Apr 13, 2017

My condolences to the Riordan family. Jack was a very special person. Always enjoyed his company and his wonderful wife, Sue and kids.

Posted by: Doug Fritts - Kingston, MA
Apr 13, 2017

Dona and I send our condolences to the family. We will keep Jack in our prayers for the repose of his soul.

Posted by: Bill & Dona O'Leary - Aiken, SC - Friend
Apr 13, 2017

Beautiful write up and lovely picture! Jack was a really special guy with a heart of gold. I always admired when Sue talked, he'd smile at her so warmly- you could just see the love. You're all in my thoughts!

Posted by: Liz Cerullo (quill) - Bridgewater, MA - Family
Apr 12, 2017