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John E. Creedon

May 25, 1925 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 93)

NASHUA - John E. Creedon was born in Boston, MA on May 25, 1925.  The son of the late Peter and Esther 'Mabel' (LeBlanc) Creedon.  John was a retired physicist for the Department of the Army and a combat veteran of World War II.  As a young man, John played varsity football and baseball, and he later boxed for his Regiment in the Army.  John had enlisted after  high school, serving with the 69th Infantry Division seeing combat in Germany as a 60mm mortar squad leader (awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Rifleman badge).  With the GI Bill he earned a BS in Physics from Boston College, later working for the Army’s Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory at Fort Monmouth, NJ as a Physicist in gaseous electronics.  He later earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from Monmouth College.  John received the ‘Army R&D Achievement Award’, and the prestigious Germeshausen Award (1996) for  contributions to power modulator and radar transmitter technology. 

John enjoyed serving as a Cub Scout Pack leader in Troop #126 in Little Silver, NJ.  After retiring, he devoted more time to gardening and salt water fishing in New Jersey, and later enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren during summer gatherings on Cape Cod.  He and his wife moved to Nashua, NH to be closer to their daughter and her family, where he became an avid ‘backyarder’, tapping trees to make maple syrup each Spring.

Mr. Creedon is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wilma (Tippett) Creedon; his daughter Carolyn (husband James Mahoney) of Nashua; his son LTC Michael Creedon (wife Sherri Meade) of League City, TX; six grandchildren, Kaitilin, John and Patricia Mahoney, and Andrew, Thomas and Christopher Creedon; and many nieces and nephews.  John was the eldest brother of the late Francis, Peter 'Joseph', Paul, Lawrence 'Larry', Eugene and Bernard Creedon.

Friends and family are invited to call upon the ANCTIL-ROCHETTE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 21 Kinsley St, Nashua, on Friday, 12 October from 5-8pm.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday 13 October at 10:30 am.   Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in John's honor to Home, Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054 or to the Lobster Foundation of MA, 8 Otis Plc., Scituate, MA 02066.

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