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John James Geehan, Jr.

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“I was so sorry to hear that John had passed away. I extend my sympathies and prayers of comfort to his beloved family. John and Donna would often...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Laura DiNardi Berry - Lakeland, FL

“John was my mailman and good neighbor for 46 years. He always reminded me when I needed to renew my sticker for the car. He was a good man. My...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Marie Ferguson - Melrose, MA

“To all of John's family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Mary (Bailot) Norton, Nancy (Norton) and Tom Melanson ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Melanson Melanson - Peabody, MA

“so sorry to hear of Johns passing. My thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Michael Kilty - Nashua, NH

“Condolences to u all god bless ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - Family

“Reast easy cousin! You will be missed.Thoughts and prayers for the family. We love you. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joanne Tremblay - WESLEY CHAPEL, FL

“Rest in peace John. Hugs and Prayers with you all. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Elizabeth Higgins - Melrose, MA


John J. Geehan Jr., a 55 year resident of Melrose, passed away on February 6, 2018 at the age of 76. John was born in Chelsea, MA on June 30, 1941 to John and Monica (Halley) Geehan. He was raised in Melrose, and attended school at St. Mary's Grammar School and later graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1959. John was a letter carrier for the Post Office in Melrose for over 25 years, delivering mail in the neighborhood between Grove St., Lebanon St., and Beech Ave..

John was the beloved husband of the late Donna (Ricker) Geehan. Loving brother of Mary A. Wagner of Melrose, Patrick J. Geehan of Melrose, Shelia M. Geehan of Reading, Eileen A. Geehan of Melrose, Bridget M. Geehan of Melrose, Margaret H. Geehan of FL, Alice P. Hall of Melrose, James P. Geehan of VT, Monica E. Marcotte of NH, the late Kathleen M. Geehan and the late Pauline M. Geehan. Also survived by many nieces & nephews and grand nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. A Funeral Service will be held following the visitation at 11:30 AM at the Gately Funeral Home. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Melrose Veterans Fund, 562 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176 C/O Veterans' Office.