Monday, March 12, 2012

Waldron Remembered For Love Of Brockton

BROCKTON--John A. Waldron, 54, a lifelong Brockton resident, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 10 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.
Waldron, the husband of Brockton 21st Century Corp. Executive Director Mary Waldron, who is fighting breast cancer, last week went into the hospital for surgery after a fall.
He went into the hospital this weekend suffering from trouble breathing and other complications. He unexpectedly died Saturday.
Waldron was a 1975 graduate of Brockton High School, and he remained devoted to his alma mater throughout his life. He served with the Brockton Boxer Alumni Group raising funds for the football team, and volunteered innumerable hours for the Brockton High School Alumni Association.
Waldron served as Retirement Counselor for the Massachusetts State Retirement Board for more than twelve years. John cherished his service as Legislative Aide to Representative Thomas Kennedy in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
It was at the State House where John met the love of his life, Mary, whom he would marry. John was the proud father of daughter, Casey Angela, who graduates from Brockton High in 2012, following in the tradition of her father.
He loved sunsets down the Cape, golfing with high school and college friends, reminiscing about Brockton – never forgetting anything or anyone.
He was a member of the Polish White Eagles, Brockton Boxer Football Alumni and the Democratic City Committee.
But everyone knew that he lived for his family and would boast about them to anyone who would listen.
Waldron earned a bachelor of arts from St. Joseph’s College in Maine in 1979.
He loved watching all sports, but in particular loved watching Sunday football with friends.
He was the beloved husband of 21 years to Mary (Przybylowicz) Waldron; loving father of Casey A. Waldron; cherished brother of Jean Weathers and her husband Jack of Brockton, Mark Waldron and his wife Cindy of Bridgewater, Maureen Waldron of Brockton, Susan Taylor and her husband Joseph of Hopedale, Sheila Veideman and her husband Jeff of Auburn, and Leo Waldron and his wife Joanna of Warsaw, Poland.
Waldron was the eldest son of the late G. Robert and Mary C. (O’Connor) Waldron.
He was the nephew and godchild of Patricia “Sis” McGillis and her husband John “Butch” McGillis, and nephew of Paul “Brother” and Terese O’Connor.
He was the son-in-law of Angela Przybylowicz of Chicopee, brother-in-law to Kris and Len Clark of West Barnstable, Chet and Jill Przybylowicz of Chelmsford, Theresa Przybylowicz of Belchertown, Tom Przybylowicz of Higganum, CT, and Patty and Dan Guilmette of Chicopee.
Waldron was proud of his many nieces and nephews: Kerry Weathers and her friend Jonathan Grasso, Katie, Chris and Colin Weathers, Mary Catherine and Joseph, Jr. Taylor and his fiancé Heather Lau, Kathleen, Elizabeth and Robert Waldron, Christie and Melanie Frazier, Ian, Mia and Max Waldron and Paige Veideman, as well as Erica Glanville and friend Jonny Martins and Alex, Alli, Anna, Andrew, and Abigail Przybylowicz.
In addition to his immediate family, Waldron leaves many cousins, extended family, and countless friends.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Edith Stein-St. Edward Parish, 71 East Main St., Brockton.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Brockton.
Calling hours at Russell & Pica Funeral Home will be Wednesday, March 14 from 2 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of Waldron's giving back to the community, please consider donations to the Brockton High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1765, Brockton MA 02303 – In memory of John or to the Signature Health Care - Brockton Hospital Cancer Walk, Signature Healthcare, Foundation Office,680 Centre St., Brockton, MA 02302.

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