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John P. Steere IV

John P. Steere IV

Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Hudson, MA: John P. Steere IV, 68, a longtime resident of Hudson, MA, died at Hermitage Healthcare in Worcester on Friday, April 24, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

John is survived by his siblings, Jean McNary and her husband Bill of East Dennis, Joyce Carter and her husband Phil of Leominster, Janice Steere, and Jeff Steere, both of Hudson. He was predeceased by his brother James Steere, sister Joanne Steere and sister-in-law Michele Steere. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Genevieve Steere of Lancaster along with nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

John was born in Providence, RI, son of the late John P. Steere III and Rita (Petersen) Steere. John and his family lived a short time in Millis, MA in 1957 until settling in Hudson, MA in 1961. He attended local schools and was a 1970 graduate of Hudson High. Later, after attending Quinsigamond Community College, he took courses at Wentworth Institute and became a land surveyor, working for Boston Survey Consultants in Bedford and later Stamski & McNary, Inc. of Acton.

Throughout his life, John cherished telling a good story. He looked forward to places where he could tell them: around dinner during a night out, with his circle of close friends for breakfast at a local Hudson diner, or over coffee and dessert at a family party. He was a Boston sports superfan, and he often recounted Red Sox pitching dominance and scolded the Patriots for not getting down to business on defense. For John the 60’s and 70’s was music’s golden age. If you could name the song or hum nonsense words like “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow," he could tell you what was the B-side on the 45 or name the hit the band had the year before, all while thinking of what cassette tape he had captured it on. John’s life will live on in these stories— memories of a loving son, brother, uncle and loyal friend will live in the hearts of all who loved and knew him.

Due to the COVID-19 Virus and safety concerning social gatherings, a graveside service and urn burial in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, MA to celebrate John’s life will be announced as soon as permitted under the guidelines of state health officials. John’s funeral arrangements are under the thoughtful guidance of Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA 01720.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to: Saint Joseph the Good Provider Parish, 52 West Street, Berlin, MA 01503. For online condolences and memorial page visit actonfuneralhome.com.
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    A Life Celebration is planned for a later date.
    Do to the Covid-19 Virus and the safety for all, a graveside service and Urn Burial in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, MA to celebrate John’s life will be announced as soon as permitted under the guidelines of the state health officials.
  • Interment

    Forestvale Cemetery
    Broad Street
    HUDSON, MA 01749
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    Do to the Covid-19 Virus and the safety for all, a graveside service and Urn Burial in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson, MA to celebrate John’s life will be announced as soon as permitted under the guidelines of the state health officials.


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Michele Swed

Posted at 03:52pm
I am so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. Our family lived a few houses down Priest St. The last time I saw John was maybe 5 years ago when I was in Hudson for Mrs. Power's wake. I stopped by the house to visit with Janice and John was there. We had a great conversation remembering years back.
My heart goes out to the family as you will be in my prayers and thoughts. May God bless you all with His Peace and Comfort for as long as you need it.
Michele Swed ( Scott )

Angela Jackson

Posted at 09:00am
I'm so, so sorry about the passing of your brother. My deepest sympathy to the entire Steere family. May he rest in peace.

Joyce Carter

Posted at 08:20pm
Johnny, I will miss you for the rest of my life!❤You are one of three most amazing and wonderful brothers and I am telling you..you could not ask for brothers like this!! Thanks for trusting me with your car on the day I got my license, thanks for driving myself and my friends to football games when we were "happy", oh gosh..Cape Cod vacations, Family get togethers, Patriots Games, Cook-outs, Blizzard of "78" your knack for music..you knew the name of every song and who was the singer and even sometimes you would sing it yourself!! Geez John..I could go on and on and on with all the memories I have with you❤❤❤Thanks for being my brother..I will miss you so very much..Love you...RIP

Deborah Murphy

Posted at 06:19pm
my heart aches for all of you. He's a peace, prayers and love to you all.

Cindy Cormier

Posted at 05:53pm
I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was a fun guy.

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