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John P. Squires

May 26, 1945 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

NASHUA- John P. Squires, 75, died peacefully Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by his loving family. He is the beloved husband of Mary E. (Cunniff) Squires with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

John was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 26,1945 and was the son of the late John P. Squires and the late Gloria (Hall) Dombrowski and her husband Frank Dombrowski. He received his education in the Tewksbury School System and was a graduate of Lowell Trade School.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy until he was honorably discharged.

For many years, John was employed as a senior mechanical designer for Sanders and later was self-employed as a design contractor until his retirement.

In his free time, John enjoyed being outside, tending to his lawn and garden which he took great pride in. He was a handy guy who loved to fiddle with computers and home improvement projects. John could be found scheduling trips to various destinations however cruising was his favorite mode of vacation especially on any Royal Caribbean ship. Above all, John truly cherished his time with his family. He always made sure to attend any one of his granddaughter’s activities or sports. 

In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by his two children, Christine Squires Walker and her husband Donald of Nashua and Jack Squires and his wife Ginger of Florida; his six granddaughters, Kate Walker, Lauren Walker, Aiden Walker, Calista Squires, Meghan Squires, and Adyson Squires. He is also survived by his five sisters, Regina Marsh and her husband Wally of Billerica, Donna Harvey and her husband Brian of Manchester, MA, Diane Nardone and her husband Michael of Derry, Debbie Rappa and her husband Ed of Middleton, NH, and Sandy Kenney and her husband Larry of Weare, NH; his loving mother-in-law, Anna Downey Cunniff of Nashua; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Dombrowksi.

Relatives and friends are invited to John’s WALK THROUGH visitation on THURSDAY, November 12th from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERIVCES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His graveside service will be held on FRIDAY, November 13th from the Funeral Home at 10 AM and committal prayers will begin at 11 AM in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua.   

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Merrimack Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054, as they were a great source of comfort for John and his family.  

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ANCTIL - ROCHETTE

Funeral Service
Friday
November 13, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua, NH

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