ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral blessing on Thursday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Michael Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover. Interment will be private. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover.
His friends have established a fund for his sons' education at Sovereign Bank. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to remember John contribute via Dick Vaillancourt or Shawn Conway or directly to: The John A McElhiney, Jr. Fund to benefit Daniel & Kevin McElhiney, Sovereign Bank, 149 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845. For funeral home directions or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.