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John S. Aroian

February 15, 1945 - March 22, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Memorial Service to be held at a later date

Posted by:
Debby. Paddock

Posted on:
April 15, 2020

Dear Kate and family, I am just learning of your father's passing. Jay, my daughter Jesse and I have known your dad for over 25 years and we will miss him deeply. Jack painted many a room in our old house here in Woodville and he became a wonderful friend. Jack shared our love of reading and music and owning chickens and so many other things. I won't ever forget his kindness and generous spirit. May you rest in peace Jack. Debby Paddock (Jay and Jesse Boggis)

Posted by:
Heather Chelak

Posted on:
April 13, 2020

Jack will be missed very much by me and his exercise buddies.He was a super human being that lit up the room with his smile! A very kind soul! I’m very sorry for your loss, Heather Chelak

Posted by:
John and Dorry O’Neill

Posted on:
April 9, 2020

Katie and family, We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad He was a great guy. He helped us out w painting our older home Several times, and we’d always enjoy catching up w him when running into him in that great Hopkinton meeting place, Colella’s. He was always so proud of you, Katie, and would fill me in on how and what you were up to. You were the apple of his eye. We hope that fond memories of times past will help you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Dorry and John O’Neill

Posted by:
Nathan W

Posted on:
April 9, 2020

I will miss you Jack. You taught me how to play 4 string bass by listening to my old punk records and how to pickle cucumbers. Thanks for letting me work for you painting the exterior of the insurance company on Main St. You were a real life hero.

Posted by:
Diane J Leonard

Posted on:
March 29, 2020

Kathryn and Trevis, my condolences. I know you both will miss him. Now I know where your love of gardening was born, Kathryn, along with your artistic sensibilities. What a great dad you had and what a great daughter you were to him. So much love, how fortunate you all were and are to have had him as your dad and true friend. Hugs to you.

Posted by:
Kate Aroian

Posted on:
March 29, 2020

Posted by:
Kim and Bob

Posted on:
March 26, 2020

Memories of your Dad, and our friend ... Jack was a wonderful black and white photographer, I still remember beautiful pictures he took of you Kate as a little girl! I remember Jack’s love of gardening; Jack grew and could teach you how to grow the best asparagus ever! He said you have to be patient... He truly enjoyed cooking and eating great Chinese food, and at the time liked Chen Du and the old Chopsticks. We had fun with him there!!! Jack was the finest painter and interior finish craftsman you could ever hope to have do work in your home. So many memories... We will always remember his warm smile, the twinkle in his eyes and his gentle laugh and ways. How dearly he loved his family, his friends, and his cat, I’m sad I can’t remember the kitty’s name now. He enjoyed Memorial Day camping with family and friends at Red Pine, He loved his country, and served in the military. We have been out of touch for some time but these are the memories we carry from visiting and times spent together many years ago. We will smile upon every remembrance of time spent with your dad, Kate, and we send our prayers for The Lord’s comfort and peace as you miss him here. You did a beautiful thing as you cared for your dad, and we’re very thankful you could be with him at the hospital, sending our love to you, mom, and family now and in the days ahead. Love Kim and Bob

Posted by:
Leif

Posted on:
March 25, 2020

As a kid and teen, Jack taught me about gardening, cooking, camping and home repair (especially interior and exterior painting, and wallpaper, which he did for a living), and cribbage. He loved airplanes (took us to many air shows), World War 2 history, history in general, and cribbage. He was humble, easy-going, patient, and fair with us as kids.