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August 12, 2013

John A. Reardon, 82

Ipswich — John A. "Jack" Reardon, 82, longtime resident of Little Neck, Ipswich, loving husband of 27 years of Mary (Kenney) Reardon, died Sunday, August 4, 2013, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following his long illness.

Born in Stoneham August 4, 1931, son of the late John A. and Bertha (Vidler) Reardon, he was raised in Malden, a 1949 graduate of Malden High School. He continued his education at Northeastern University, graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Jack's professional career spanned over forty years in the Human Resources and Industrial Relations Field. He retired in 1996 from Gould Shawmut, Newburyport as Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to Gould Shawmut, Jack was employed as Vice President of Human Resources for Garland Corp., Brockton and at the Courier Corp., Lowell as Director of Industrial Relations and Personnel.

While a resident of East Longmeadow, Mass., he was elected to two terms on the School Committee. He was a former member of the Mass. Associated Industries and a former member and officer of the Ipswich Lion's Club. Jack was also an active member of the Little Neck Assoc. and a volunteer at the Ipswich Visitor's Center and the Beverly Hospital.

In addition to his beloved wife, Mary, Jack is survived by two daughters, Lianne R. Halloran and her husband, John of Ipswich, Maureen A. Gilbert and her husband, Andrew, of Newburyport; son-in-law, William Sullivan of Ipswich; nine cherished grandchildren, J. Ryan, Kevin and his wife, Shelley, and Colin Halloran, Sean, Liam and Shannon Sullivan and Nathan, Jacob and Maxwell Gilbert. He was the father of the late Gretchen R. Sullivan, formerly of Ipswich and J. Glenn Reardon, formerly of Denver, Colo.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be Tuesday, August 13, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by a celebration of his life luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the 1640 Hart House, 51 Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share remembrances with Jack's family. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or the Newburyport Salvation Army, 40 Water St., Newburyport, MA 01950. To leave a condolence, please visit

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