John T. Whittaker Jr.

Date of Passing:

November 3, 2018

Whittaker, John T., Jr., 71, of Ivy Lane, died peacefully on November 3, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Mary E. (Mycroft) Whittaker.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John T. and Etta (Swallow) Whittaker, he lived in Seekonk, MA for 45 years.

Mr. Whittaker was a union pipe fitter for Local # 476-51 for 45 years before retiring in 2001. He also was a former Special Police Officer for the Seekonk Police Department for 15 years.

John was a communicant of St. Margaret Church. He was a former coach for the South Seekonk Little League for many years.

Mr. Whittaker was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

Besides his wife of 45 years, he is survived by four sons, John T. Whittaker of Seekonk, MA, James P. Whittaker of Jensen Beach, FL, Joseph F. Whittaker of Seekonk, MA and Jeffrey A. Whittaker of Seekonk, MA. He was the loving grandfather of Madison, Rylee, Raylan and Laney Whittaker. He was the brother of the late Louise M. Holden.

His funeral will be held on Thursday November 8, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.Calling hours are Wednesday 5-8 p.m.

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  1. Mary, John was always a gentle giant even as far back at EPHS!
    He will be sorely missed by all who knew him! My deepest condolences to you and your family! I only wished I had learned of his passing much sooner!!

  2. Mary sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and family.

  3. Mary and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. John was such a great man, not to mention a pretty good pool player! He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    ❤️ Mike, Tammy & Mikie

  4. My deepest condolences to Mary and the boys. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Joe I’m sorry for your loss God bless you and your family .

  6. Joe I’m very sorry for your families loss. Please except my condolences.

  7. Sorry for your loss joe ,god bless

  8. Mary and boys so very sorry to hear about Jack’s passing.
    He was a very good person and had a great sense of humor.

    Mary C. Wayss

  9. Mary and the boys very sorry for the lost of Jack. He had the best sense of humor and was always fun to be around.

  10. My condolences to the Whittaker family. May God bless you and your family.

  11. My deepest condolences to the Whittaker family. Jack was a fantastic man and I am a better person for knowing him.

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