John A. Churchill

April 1, 1950 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 70)


John A. Churchill 4/1/1950-6/7/2020 70 years.

After a courageous fight with multiple illnesses, passed away in his sleep peacefully. Born in Detroit, Michigan he moved to Massachusetts in the early 1970’s and began his adult life on the East Coast.

John was an ordained Deacon at First Congregational Church in Woburn, Massachusetts, and a model Shipwright at the USS Constitution Museum. A few models he was most proud of included the USS Lexington, now at the Lexington Public Library in Lexington, Massachusetts; The USS Constitution; Coast Guard Rescue Boat now at the Monroe County Public Library in Marathon, Florida and many other amazing ships and models including cars that he won numerous awards for in different shows.

He is loved by so many, and was always smiling and laughing. He will always be remembered for loving others with his whole heart, kind spirit, sense of humor and being a family man. Friends and family will always remember his generosity, his love, laughter, and being a great friend to all.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Delfoss) Wyckoff and father Keith Churchill, his brothers, Billy and Steven Churchill, and daughter Melanie Churchill.

Survived by his wife Susan (Thibodeau) Churchill, together celebrated 39 years of marriage on May 9th. He also is survived by his daughter Linda Hagen and her fiancé Christopher Mila and granddaughter Rylee, and a son Master Sergeant John P. Churchill, USAF and wife Calida, grandson Tanner and granddaughter Lillian.

Also survived by his brother Roy Churchill and wife Peggy of Port Huron, Michigan and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.  

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, c/o Philanthropy, 41 Mall Rd, Burlington, MA 01805. You may also donate online at for donations to be made in John’s name for the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center.

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