Jack Proverb

Jack F Proverb

July 24, 1931 - July 30, 2019
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CHELMSFORD - Jack F. Proverb, 88, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, passed away at Lowell General Hospital on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. He was the devoted husband of Lois (Gagnon) Proverb for 41 years.

Born in Flushing, NY, he was born on July 24, 1931 and was a son of the late Lester F. and Gladys (Roberts) Proverb.

Jack proudly served in the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War.

As a child, Jack's family moved to Holbrook, MA and then to Chelsea. Prior to his retirement, Jack was employed as a commercial printer for several large companies in Boston. He enjoyed reading, hiking and helping family and friends with their projects.

In addition to his loving wife, Jack is survived by his daughter, Eileen Stephenson and her husband Art of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, four grandchildren; Kathleen Boucher and her husband Kevin, Jack Proverb, Chad Stephenson and his wife Andrea, Madison Stephenson and six great-grandchildren; Devlin, Rylee, Riley, Piper, Griffin and Hunter and many nieces and nephews. He was sadly predeceased by his son, Thomas J. Proverb, granddaughter, Brittany Baughman, and his siblings; Lester F. Proverb, William A. Proverb, Richard Proverb, Mary Proverb, Jean Kerrins, Barbara Paone and Gertrude Coviello.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday 4-7 pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford.

Jack's Funeral Service will be on Saturday at 11 am at the Funeral Home followed by interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.

For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, ATTN: Memorials, 1661 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 or Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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  • Visitation

    August 2, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    August 2, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    August 3, 2019 | 11:00am
    August 3, 2019 11:00am
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Jonathan MacKenzie
  • Interment

    August 3, 2019 |
    August 3, 2019
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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Floyd Thomas

Posted at 07:27am
As a career printer myself, I met and worked with Jack at Winthrop Printing in the 90's. For me, 27 years his junior, he was a mentor and friend. Although we lost contact with each other, I still have fond memories of the overnight shifts in South Boston and his retirement party. My condolences to Lois and the family.

Christine M SEuss

Posted at 09:11am
I am very sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend but have you in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted in your heart. I remember Uncle Jack as always being upbeat and loved to tease you good naturedly.

Gail and Gail Hartwell Posted at 03:18pm

Our heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your wonderful memories through the years be of some comfort during this most difficult time . Love to all, Gary and Gail

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