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John Lansdell Atkins

John Lansdell Atkins

Friday, February 5th, 2021
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John Lansdell Atkins, 78, of Acton, MA, and a native of Stockport, England, died Friday February 5, 2021 in Newton. A Master Mason, Mr. Atkins was a member of the Corinthian Lodge A. F. & A.M. in Concord, MA.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visiting hour on Saturday February 13th from 9:30~10:30AM at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Due to pandemic capacity regulations, the Masonic Funeral Rites and burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, West Acton, are private.

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lee munger

Posted at 05:40pm
I worked with John for many years. He was a true gentleman and scholar. Traveled with John for work and he adapted to every situation we had to deal with, both customers and fellow workers. He was held in high esteem by all. The memories of John will always be with me. He will be truly missed by all. My deepest condolences to his entire family, regards, lee.

Betsy Burns

Posted at 08:55pm
I met John when I went to CA to be there for the birth of my first grandbaby. John and I spent many hours together waiting for him to be born. Think John knew how nervous I was, so he took me on a tour of the area to calm me down. It was great that
Neil’s dad and I, Courtney’s mom, could be there for that exciting time. We haven’t had much time together, except at Neil and Courtney’s wedding. But, I know how much Court and Neil loved having him visit them on Martha’s Vineyard. What a great man he was!

Jack Howes

Posted at 01:49pm
John Atkins will be sorely missed. He was one of my best friends as well as a honored co-worked.

John was truly a Gentlemen’s Gentleman. He was always kind a gentle. I’m going to miss his knowledge of so many subjects. He was a Mechanic, Electrician, AC and heating technician. He was one of my go to guys whenever I had an issue I couldn’t resolve. I couldn’t believe the number of books he would read and his knowledge of history always astounded me. Now to some of the great memories we shared.

The first was the famous Chalk Outline across from the Offshore Ale company and the many St. Patrick’s days celebrations down on Martha’s Vineyard. There’s the night he was supposed to go home to Neil’s and fell asleep in Jim Campbell’s bed. There were the golfing adventures at the Stowaway and Whippoorwill golf courses. If you golfed with John it was always an adventure.
We also attended a variety of Beer Tasting festivals in Boston. Most times getting in with a brewer’s pass compliments of Neil.

Next was our Friday lunches at various venues depending on the location of our work. This tradition was even upheld after both John and I retired. Speaking about retirement, I remember John’s Retirement party at Paul and Jerry’s in Hudson. Since we did our best to party hardy, Jan came over to drive him home.

I really looked forward to every time I got to get with John. I’ll think of him often and miss him everyday like he was my brother.


Betsy Burns Posted at 08:55pm

Very nicely said.

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