John H. ‘Jack’ Machado
LOWELL John H. ‘Jack’ Machado, 72, of Lowell, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. He was the beloved companion of Maureen Russo for over 32 years.
Jack was born on December 28, 1942, in Lowell, and was a son of the late John P. Machado and the late Grace T. (McSorley) Machado. He attended the local schools, and graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1960, where he played football under Ray Riddick.
Mr. Machado honorably served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a lifelong resident of the Highlands section of Lowell and was a member of the VFW Walker Rogers Post 662 and the American Legion on Westford Street in Lowell. John was an avid collector and enjoyed going to yard sales and spending time at Salisbury Beach. He loved playing cards, especially cribbage and adored Maureen’s cooking. Jack enjoyed watching any sport.
Jack was employed as a truck driver with the City of Lowell for over 30 years before his retirement. Previous to working for the City of Lowell, he also was employed at Raytheon in South Lowell.
In addition to Maureen, he is survived by two brothers, Joseph E. Machado of Lowell, and Tom Machado and his wife, Judy of Lowell; a sister, Nancy Capsalis and her husband, Paul of Barnstead, NH; a good friend, Armand Dumas of Hudson, NH; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Gregg J. Machado; and uncle of the late Thomas Machado
Jack’s family would like to thank the nurses from All Care Hospice in Lynn for their kindness and compassion during his illness.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS FROM 5 UNTIL 7 P.M. ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN THE FUNERAL HOME AT 7 P.M.. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL DONATIONS IN HIS NAME MAY BE MADE TO VETERAN’S ASSISTING VETERAN’S, P.O. BOX 274 DRACUT, MA 01826. PLEASE VISIT WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM TO SEND THE FAMILY AN E-CONDOLENCE.