John W Hardy

  • Died: January 31, 2018
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Hardy, John W. "Jack," 96, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, passed away at home on January 31, 2018. Husband of the late Margarette (Maloney). Dear friend and companion of the late Irene Comerford. Beloved father of Ann Lapierre and her husband Bruce of Wakefield, John A. Hardy and his wife Mary of San Diego, and Elizabeth Owens and her husband Vic of Walpole. Grandfather of Christine and Mark Lapierre, Beth McCaul, Jessica McCarthy, and Meaghan, William, and Kathryn Hardy, and Shannon Smith. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. Brother of Alfred, Francis and George Hardy and the late Walter, Edward, Robert, William, and James Hardy, Mary O'Brien and Irene Miscavage.

Born in Boston, he grew up and attended school in Somerville. He had worked for the B&M Railroad while in high school and joined the Army when he was 21. He was a 32 year employee of the MBTA.

WWII Army Veteran, Technical Sargent. Hardy campaigned and fought at Normandy, Northern France and Germany. He was a POW and was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday from 4-8 p.m. His Funeral will be held on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 a.m., with Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry of hearing of Uncle Jack "s passing , our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Richard $ Lillian Hardy - Everett, MA - Family   February 06, 2018

Dear Ann and family, so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Sending lot's of love your way. Mary G.

Posted by Mary Guy - Boston, MA - Friend   February 05, 2018

Thank-you for being in our lives and giving joy and love to us all.
Thank-you and goodnight Uncle Jack

Posted by Christine & Edward Boynton St George - Boynton - Lowell, MA - Family   February 05, 2018

I was fortunate to have Jack as my neighbor for the past 10 plus years. I got to know him well and I would refer to him as one of my favorite people on the planet.
He never had a bad word to say about anybody. I would also call him a hero because of his service to our country and the fact he was a POW. Jack would say "I'm no hero I was just lucky".
The lucky ones were the people who got to know Jack, myself included.
You will be sorely missed my friend.
With deepest sympathy Bob DeNutte

Posted by Bob DeNutte - Wakefield, MA   February 04, 2018

Jack was beautiful inside and out. He had a smile for every person he came in contact with. Such a joyful way to live.

Posted by Janet Smith - Watkinsville, GA - Family Friend   February 03, 2018

Liz. So very sorry for you loss. May the happy memories and family togetherness carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy Preston

Posted by Nancy Preston - North Kingstown, RI - Coworker   February 02, 2018


We met Jack years ago at Blessed Sacrament Church and then again at St. Joseph's Church in Wakefield, Ma. He was without a doubt a gentle man and a kind soul. He made you feel like you were so special. I will miss our talks about football and the Red Sox. Well, our dear friend, we have gained an angel looking over us all. We will love you always and May Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother keep you close to their loving arms.

Posted by Betty & Don DeFeo - Wakefield,, MA - Friend   February 02, 2018