Loving Husband, Father, Grampa, Brother, Uncle
U. S. Navy Korean War Veteran
John W. “Jack” Condry Jr., 88, a longtime resident of Hudson, died peacefully April 13, 2022, just over three weeks after his ‘bride’ of 67 years, Dorothy (Blenkhorn) Condry, passed away, his broken heart now mended.
Born in Marlborough, October 19, 1933, he was a son of the late John W. Sr. and Elsie (Dorsey) Condry. He received his early education at the Immaculate Conception school and was a graduate of Marlborough High School with the Class of 1952.
Jack enlisted in the U. S. Navy on April 21, 1953, serving as Storekeeper Third Class aboard the U.S.S. Arcadia. He received the National Defense Service Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal, and was honorably discharged on April 19, 1957.
Always ambitious, he began earning money as a young boy by establishing a large paper route of loyal customers. After contributing to the family, he always found enough money left over to purchase the latest Hardy Boys adventure book. As a young man, he worked at Rice’s Apple Orchard where he picked apples and peaches, honing his early cooking skills by making delicious apple sauce and peach cobbler, a tradition he continued through the years.
Jack met Dot at the A&P grocery store in Marlborough where they both worked. They married and raised a family in Hudson, later retiring to Falmouth, MA, and Melbourne, FL.
In his younger days, he enjoyed listening to the fire and police scanner, and was known to occasionally hop in the car to follow the action. Jack was also a member of the VFW and Hudson Elks.
During his career in the grocery business, Jack worked hard to provide for his family, often working three jobs at once. One of his all-time favorite jobs was that of manager for stores on Nantucket, to which he ‘puddle hopped’ from Hyannis. While there, he enjoyed meeting some of the world’s most famous politicians, actors, and TV personalities, always coming home with a story to share with family.
He was an avid reader, and also loved to watch his Boston sports teams, garden, take long walks, and especially, be near the ocean. Family meant the world to him, and he loved bringing everyone together for his famous home-cooked lasagna, mac ‘n cheese, and clam bakes – complete with fresh quahogs and clams often harvested by Jack himself.
Jack and Dot remained active and engaged in their community during their many happy retirement years. Whether playing marbles or cards, attending musicals, or soaking up the sun at the beach, they were inseparable. Guided by deep love and a genuine mutual respect for each other, theirs was a union admired by all who knew them.
The family would like to thank his devoted aides, Helen and Jeffrey, the doctors and nurses of Faith and Family Hospice, and the staff at the Artisan at Hudson, for the loving care they gave Jack during his final months.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Bowen and her husband Thomas, a son, William Condry and his wife Martha, three granddaughters, Rachel Condry, Sara Bowen, and Eliza Condry, two grandsons, Ethan Condry and his wife Cherie, and David Condry, and seven great-grandchildren, Landon, Nolan, Melody, Ava, Brandon, Connor, and Windsor. He also leaves a sister, Margaret Pacific and her husband Harry, and a brother, Raymond Condry and his wife Ginette, many nieces and nephews, two sisters-in-law, Georgianna Condry, and Claire Condry, a daughter-in-law, Helen (Raboin) Condry, and many friends. He was the father of the late Robert Condry, and brother of the late Paul, Fred, and Bernard Condry.
Jack will be laid to rest beside his cherished wife Dot after a private Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial donations in his name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, or online at <a style=”font-weight:bold” href=”https://lovetotherescue.org/”>Shriners Hospitals for Children</a>. Arrangements in the care of Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home, Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Jack’s life tribute page at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.