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John W. "Jack" Wise
  • , In lieu of flowers, the Wise family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • St. Mary's Church
    46 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176
  • In lieu of flowers, the Wise family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • National Right to Life
    512 10th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20004

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Melrose, MA 02176
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With sympathy from the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative, St Maria Goretti and Our Lady of the Assumption parish, staff, parishioners, and the Ministry of Consolation our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by: Mary lou Goodwin - Peabody, MA   Aug 18, 2019

We lived in Melrose almost 30 years and knew Jack and Marion well, we belonged to Incarnation church and our children knew the Wise family and have fond memories of Deacon Wise. I worked with Marion at OSI in Melrose for almost 10 years and have fond memories of the times we shared there. , They are a wonderful family and we missed them when they left Melrose. I hope Marion is doing well and we all know Jack is with our heavenly father. Carol & Ed Taber

Posted by: Carol Taber - Ossipee, NH - Friend   Jul 13, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was truly one of the best. Jack was always positive, always smiling. The world is a better place because he was in it. People like Jack are few and far between and in the Church they are almost impossible to find. Jack did not just preach the faith, he lived the faith. Believe me this is a rarity in the Church today. He will be missed by many. My prayers go out to his family. Nancy Melanson

Posted by: Nancy Melanson - Peabody, MA - Friend   Jul 03, 2019

So sorry to hear about Deacon Jack. I recently retired after 45 years as a free-lance licensed funeral director for several funeral homes. I frequently saw him when I was honored to work at the Gately Funeral Home, a place I know he enjoyed to visit, and all of us on the staff there felt the same toward him. He was amongst the best of the many clergy I've ever met through those years. Deacon Jack was a down-to-earth common

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Posted by: Kevin Burke - Pompano Beach, FL - Friend   Jul 02, 2019

Sorry to hear of the passing of Jack, beloved husband,father,grandfather,great grandfather, brother,brother in law.uncle..His presence will be missed by many.

Posted by: Williams Rudder - Marshfield, MA - Friend   Jul 02, 2019

To all the Wises,

Our prayers and heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and my family friend Mr. Wise. It has been a pleasure and joy knowing him for the past 45 years. So many in the community will mourn his loss as he dedicated much time to the church. I am fortunate to say that he married me and baptized my son. I have many childhood memories of Mr. Wise that I

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Posted by: Susan Galluzzo    Jun 30, 2019

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   Jun 27, 2019