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1948 John 2021

John M. "Jackie" Folan

October 11, 1948 — February 3, 2021

FOLAN, John M. "Jackie". In Braintree, formerly of Dorchester and Rusheenamanagh, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland, died February 3, 2021.

Jackie was a retired member of the Laborers Union Local #223.

Beloved husband of Joanne (Cotter) Folan.

Loving father of Sheila Folan of Whitman, John M. Folan Jr. and his wife Brigid Folan of Pembroke, and Annemarie and her husband Mike Griffin of Salem.

Proud Dado of Robert John Folan.

Son of the late John and Barbara (Ward) Folan.

Brother of Mary Hochsteadt of Quincy, Mairtin Folan of London, Nan and her husband Colm Keane, Peadar and his wife Marie Folan, Cathy and her husband Marcus Mulkerrin, all of Ireland, and the late Steve Folan, Colin Folan, Bridget Keane, Paraic Folan, and Barbara McDonagh.

Survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Jackie was loved by all who knew him.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jackie's life by gathering for visiting hours in St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, 800 Columbia Road, Dorchester, on Monday, February 8th, from 4-8 P.M.

You are welcome to view Jackie's Funeral Mass using the following link:

A private burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, or at

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, February 8, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm

St. Margaret Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish

800 Columbia Rd, Boston, MA 02125

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