John “Jack” J. Phillips, 86, passed away surrounded by his loving wife and sons on March 29. He was born on May 3, 1935 to the late William and Olive (Beaulieu) Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was the beloved husband of Catherine F. (Burke) Phillips and the loving father of John Phillips, Robert Phillips, Kimberly Boudreau and her husband, Mike, Christina Dahill and her husband, Dan, and David Phillips and his wife, Jen.
Mr. Phillips was the cherished grandfather of eight: Cory, Alex, Ashley, and Shawn Boudreau; Cassidy, Jack, and Sarah Dahill, and Sydney Phillips. Mr. Phillips also had one great grandchild, Braden Boudreau.
Mr. Phillips was raised in Hingham and served in the U.S. Army from 1956-59. He worked on Nantasket Beach beginning when he was young, selling ice cream, and then throughout his life as foreman of the MDC/DCR Nantasket Beach reservation for 43 years.
Mr. Phillips had a true passion for the beach properties, and in 2006, a playground on the beach was dedicated in his name. He also served as a call fireman in Hull. When not working, Mr. Phillips enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, camping, vacationing, and gardening.
Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Phillips may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA or to the Leukemia Society, 70 Walnut St., Suite 301 Wellesley, MA 02481.
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