John J. Slattery
1939 – 2017
John James SLATTERY, EA (Pearl River, NY) October 23rd, 2017 peacefully with great dignity surrounded by his loving wife Eileen and his beloved children Maura and James. Born in Upper Manhattan, NY on September 6th, 1939 to James Slattery and Ann (McCabe).
A graduate of Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College, he worked until the day he died supporting his clients for taxes and accounting. He was proud to be admitted to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent.
John served his country in the Army National Guard and cherished the friendships made there.
He will be sadly missed at Irish seisiúns around the world and eternally remembered by his wife of 50 years and children, son-in-law Kevin, grandchildren Michael, Declan and Keira, brother Donny and predeceased by sisters Rosemary Forneris and Barbara Boyle. He will also be remembered fondly by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Proud of his Irish Culture, John and his wife were married in Lanesboro Co., Longford in 1967, John served as president of the Leitrim Society, chaired the Rockland County AOH Feis and chairman of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association at Good Shepherd Church in NYC. He was grateful for his musical gifts and shared them at any opportunity.
John served his church and his community as Director of Finance for the Town of Orangetown, Founder of the Marathon for Catholic Schools, chaired Bingo at St. Margaret’s School for over 12 years, served as a lector and member of the Parish Council.
Visitation with family on Friday, October 27th 2-4pm and 7-9pm Assuma-Shankey Funeral Home, 34 N. Summit St., Pearl River, NY; Funeral Mass 10am, St. Margaret of Antioch Church, 33 N. Magnolia St., Pearl River, NY. Burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home (845) 735-4849
Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 26, 2017
Slattery, John James [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: Same link
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Also reported by O’Sullivan, Cornelius (MC1990)
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1961.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Slattery, John James [MC1961 RIP]
[JR: I remember my Uncle “Big” John took my cousin Pete Sweeney (MC1964) to see them play at the old Manhattan gym. They all seemed larger than life. Requiescat In Pacem ]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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