Born in Windsor, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Ignas and Rose (Palosie) Abcunas. John had lived in Lynn for the majority of his life.
He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the 7th Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry Division during the entry, with the allies, into Germany and the occupation of Germany.
After his military service, John had worked as a tool and die maker at various shoe manufacturers in the area.
He enjoyed carpentry and reading, as well as following the Red Sox and Patriots. John loved and cared for his “victory garden” in his backyard for many years. He also enjoyed spending a lot of time in the family camp in Derry, New Hampshire. For several years John would spend three days every holiday with the New Hampshire branch of the family. His family was extremely important to him; he was a wonderful uncle who loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by his brother Alexander Abcunas of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He was also the brother of the late Peter Abcunas, Theresa Hoy, Julius Abcunas, Rose Quinn, Stanley Abcunas, who died during World War II, James Abcunas, Veronica “Dolly” Ierardi, and Joseph Abcunas.
John’s family would like to thank the members of Care Dimensions Hospice and the 3rd floor staff at the Lifecare Center of the North Shore for making “Uncle John’s” ending very peaceful.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Route 1A), Lynn. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Burial with military honors, will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
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