John F. Carberry, 102, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, surrounded by his loving daughters. John was born in Ware, MA., on February 9, 1917, the son of the late Francis and Edna (Malboeuf) Carberry. John graduated from Cathedral High School in 1934 and worked for the City of Springfield until 1941 when he joined the armed forces. He proudly served our country in the United States Army through World War II as Chief Warrant Officer with the 33rd General Hospital in North Africa and Italy. He went on to become a respected insurance claims adjuster and retired from American General in 1981. Beginning as an altar boy at age 5, John was active in the Catholic Church. He was a Lecter and Eucharistic Minister and active in the Parish Council at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and in later years a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Springfield. He was involved with the Cathedral High School booster club through his daughters’ high school years and has remained an enthusiastic supporter of Cathedral High School (Pope Francis Preparatory School) and St. Michael’s Academy. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and watching his favorite New England sports teams and in his last years enjoyed the friendships he made at Life Care Center of Wilbraham. In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by his beloved wife of 72 years Elaine (Gosselin) Carberry in 2013 and his brother Edward Carberry. John is survived by his four devoted daughters Mary Wood of Springfield, MA., Ellen Bump and her husband Benjamin of Hampden, MA, Nancy Frutuozo and her husband Richard of Harrisonburg, VA., and Elizabeth Roloff and her husband Donald of Swanzey, N.H. He leaves seven cherished grandchildren Matthew, Nathan, Emily, Seth, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Jonathan, and eight adored great-grandchildren. Family and friends will gather and remember John on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 9-10 a.m. at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1023 Parker Street, Springfield. Burial will conclude at Hillcrest Park Cemetery. John’s daughters would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of “The Woods” at Life Care. The care they provided, the friendship they gave, and the admiration they had for the man he was and for his positive approach to life will be remembered always. Memorial contributions may be made to The Fund for St. Michael’s Academy, 153 Eddywood Street, Springfield MA 01118.
St. Michael's Academy
153 Eddywood Street, Springfield MA 01118