Richmond-John “Jack” Hurley died Saturday, June 27, 2009 at his home.
Jack was born in Richmond on December 28, 1934. He attended Richmond schools, graduating from Richmond High School in 1953. He served in the United States Army and Army Reserves between 1953 and 1963. Jack returned to Richmond after his discharge from active duty, where he was an active community member until his death. Throughout his life he was a parishioner of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Richmond, where he most recently served as the Pastoral Council President, and has served on the parish council, the building committee, and the All Saints Parish cluster committee. At the time of his death, he had been the Treasurer of the Richmond Cemetery Association for over 40 years. Jack was a member of the Richmond School Committee for nearly 10 years, at times serving as Chairman. He was a past member of the Richmond Lions Club and the Richmond Sportsman’s Club.
Jack was the third of nine children born to John C. and Phyllis (Sykes) Hurley, and was their first-born son. He was predeceased by both his parents, and is survived by sisters Patricia McManus, Carole Thibeault, Charlotte O’Donovan, Phyllis Davis, Nancy Stinson, and brothers Harry, Richard and Robert Hurley.
On January 9, 1960 he married his beloved wife of 49 years, Marion (Mary) Moody Hurley at St Ambrose. Together they raised their 3 children Cynthia Hurley, Cheryl Hurley Lancaster and John Hurley Jr. On September 26, 1986 his family grew when daughter Cheryl married Paul Lancaster, who Jack treasured.
Jack worked for 31 years at Central Maine Power Company, where he was a Construction Inspector at the time of his retirement in 1996. After retiring from CMPCo, he continued to enjoy working on construction projects as a contractor for E-Pro and later TRC Engineers through June of 2008.
Jack lived a full, rich life. He loved his work, but what he enjoyed most were the times he spent with family and friends, particularly his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching his grandchildren’s games and trips to brother Richard’s camp with family and friends. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and could always be found in his living room on game day, usually in the company of one or more of his grandchildren.
He will be most missed by his grandchildren: Devon John Hurley, “The Lancasters” - Brandon, Brooke and Bryanne, “The Hurley Girls” - Shelby, Tara, Kayla and Anthony Marson.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, June 30th from 4 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 1st at 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Fr. William Dinga officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richmond Alumni Association P.O. Box 55 Richmond, Me 04357, Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children P.O. Box 518 149 Front St. Bath, Me 04530 and Chans Home Health Care 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Me 04011.
Condolences may be expressed at www.KincerFuneralHome.com
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.