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John L. Salo

October 6, 1945 — May 9, 2023

Lunenburg, MA

Lunenburg, MA – After a long illness, loving Husband, Father, Brother, Grandpa, Uncle, and Friend, John
“Jack” L. Salo, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Surrounded by his wife, Kay of
nearly 28 years and his children – Lisa, Lori (Norm), Chris, and Marcia (Mandy) – he passed away
peacefully at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance – Clinton Hospital, Leominster.

If you knew Jack, you knew he was a man committed to whatever he gave his heart to. First and
foremost, his family. He was a devoted Husband to Kay, whom he married in the summer of 1995. The
love they had for each other was very evident. Jack was Kay’s best friend. Kay was Jack’s. There was no
denying it. Together they had four children, each coming from their first marriages, and yet all blending
so lovingly.

As the children each married, grandchildren came into the picture and Jack loved each one dearly –
Jackson and Oscar, the children of Lori and Norm; Conor and Colin, Chris’ boys; and twins, Devyn and
Gehrig, the daughter and son of Marcia and Mandy. When any or all of these children were in his
presence, it made his whole day.

Jack also leaves his sister, Nancy Salo Rainville (Bob), and their children, Allison, and Robert (Sinead),
along with many cousins scattered throughout the United States and Canada. He is predeceased by his
mother, Rita O. Salo (1991), and his father, John U. Salo (2003).

He was also committed to his work as a public school Educator, having taught Math for the Town of
Littleton, Massachusetts for 37 years before his retirement at the age of 59. Jack received his Bachelor
of Science in Education from Fitchburg State College (now University) in 1968 and his High School
Diploma from Lunenburg High School as a member of the Class of 1963.

Jack loved sports, so much so that he was a well-known coach for Lunenburg Little League Baseball in
the early years but was best known for taking the Lunenburg High School Blue Knights Ladies Basketball
team to multiple winning seasons. He also crossed lines to a rival school, Oakmont Regional High, where
he coached for several seasons under Spartans Head Coach Garry MacEwen, AND he was honored with
the award for Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, Coach of the Year in 1990. Besides
coaching, his other athletic passions included bowling, playing cards, and golf. In golf, he even scored a
Hole-In-One at Bedrock Golf Club on August 27, 2004.

Whether you called him Husband, Dad, Umpa (“Grandpa”), Uncle, Mr. Salo, or Coach, he will be sorely

There will be a reception on Monday, May 15th at Il Forno Restaurant at 494 Electric Ave, Lunenburg
from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM where family and friends are invited to swap stories, anecdotes, and memories,
and raise a glass of Dewars Scotch (or whatever beverage of choice) in his honor.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to HealthAlliance Home Health & Hospice of Leominster.

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