John Callahan

John David Callahan Jr.

Tuesday, May 15th, 1945 - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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John passed away after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was at home, surrounded by his family.
John was born in Boston,MA, and grew up in Quincy,MA. He was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High school, and UMass Amherst.

He spent 30 years working as a School Food Service Director for the towns of Norwell and Weymouth MA.
John retired from the Weymouth Public Schools in 2004 to care for his parents. He spent the last 14 years working part time as a Medical Van Driver for the Hingham Elder Services. He loved his passengers and enjoyed his time chatting with them on their drives.

John is survived by his beloved wife Martha, her daughter Sarah Lawless, and his four children Scott Callahan and wife Brandy, Amy Gardner, Sarah Callahan and wife Aundrea, Marcy Gaudet and husband Rich. He had seven grandchildren: Haydn, Meghan, Sierra, Sydney, Madison, Ryan, Mason and his dog, Tucker. He leaves behind his brother Steve Callahan, who was also his best friend, Steve’s wife Diana, and their children Jack Callahan and Elizabeth Al Shehabi. John played tennis at the Weymouth Club for many years. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards,or walking with his beloved dog Tucker in the woods.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John's memory to the ASPCA at

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maureen masley

Posted at 08:16am
Martha and Family,

I am sorry to hear of the loss of John. He was a kind man and Pleasant to work with.

Maureen Masley

Lauren Burke

Posted at 08:29pm
John was a caring, pleasant, and positive man who always had a smile on his face. He was easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in what others had to say. John would always have a kind word or compliment to give as well as the ability to make others laugh. He had an admirable style, grace, and a welcoming way about him. Our family loved him very much. Truly one of a wonderful kind, we will miss him dearly.
John and Lauren

Maryanne Dillon

Posted at 12:09pm
To the family of John Callahan,
I want to offer my sincere condolences. I worked for John in the Weymouth school system. He was always a kind man and went through his day with a smile on his face. I’m sure he’ll be greatly missed bye the people that new him best. I’m sorry for your loss.
Maryanne Dillon

Posted at 09:04pm
Dear Martha and Sarah, Marcy, Sarah, Amy, Scott, Steve and families,
John was such a wonderful, caring and much loved member of our family.
Fun, easy going, thoughtful and kind.
Our family gatherings will never be the same. He will always be missed, but never forgotten.
My love and deepest sympathy to all of you.
Love Mary Ellen

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