John M. "Jack" Kelleher, 85, died Wednesday March 29 after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of Patricia "Patty" (Wile) Kelleher to whom he was married for 36 years. He was born in Marlborough, the son of the late John M. Sr. and Lillian (Richer) Kelleher, and lived here all of his life.
Jack was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and went on to work for the former New England Telephone Company for over 30 years.
Jack was an avid golfer and was a long time member of the Marlborough Country Club. He was a past president of the Marlborough Country Club having served in the position for 20 years. Jack enjoyed reading and spending the winter with his wife in Delray Beach Fla. He greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons; Timothy Kelleher of Northborough, Stephen Kelleher of WA, a step son Marc Buchan of Marlborough, three daughters; Mary Kelleher of Marlborough, Susan Primeau of Norhtborough, Lynne Kall of Hudson, one brother Richard Kelleher of Marlborough, five sisters; Terese Rader of Falmouth, Elaine Hinckley of E. Longmeadow, Elanor Silva of Falmouth, Anne Hart of Falmouth, Mary DiRienzo of Marlborough, eight grandchildren; Jessica Roy, Jason Primeau, Stephanie and Scott Kall, Jacob Kelleher, Meaghan Kelleher, Alex and Ainsley Buchan, one great grand daughter Lia Roy and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two siblings Paul Kelleher and Kathleen Downs.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St.Marlborough. Burial will be at a later date. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday April 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Center, 450 Brookline Ave. Boston Ma 02215