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Obituary for John F. Friend

BOXBOROUGH: John F. Friend, 69, of Boxborough, MA, formerly of Acton, MA died Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. Born in Brookline, MA, he was the son of the late George H. and Catherine M. (Malloy) Friend. John attended the Acton schools and was a retired plumber. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.

He is survived by his longtime life partner and best friend, Sue McInnis from Boxboro; his daughter Kimberly Friend of Waltham; his son Eric Friend and wife Monica of Holden, MA; his beloved grandchildren Katlyn, Hayley, Dominic, Tony, Jenna and Michael; and a sister Liz Friend of Haslet, TX. He was predeceased by his parents George and Catherine, a brother George, a sister Kathleen and a brother Eugene.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 2:00-4:00PM at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA 01720. Masks or face coverings are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Funeral services are private.

Donations to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc. 30 East 33rd Street NY, NY 10016, online at would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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