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John McPartlan, 56, Musician

Mineola High School graduate passed away on Jan. 12, 2014.

Obit graphic. Photo credit: Patch
Obit graphic. Photo credit: Patch
John McPartlan of Duxbury, MA passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at the age of 56. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 12, 1957, to Donald and Ann McPartlan.

McPartian graduated from Mineola High School and received a bachelors degree in business from the University of Minnesota in 1979. He married his wife, Bernadette, in Sligo, Ireland, July 26, 1986. John fought end-stage renal disease, heart disease and prostate cancer. That he survived as long as he did is a mighty testament to his strength and fortitude.

A gracious, sincere spirit, John dedicated his time outside of work to his music and writing, recording full-length albums, performing with worship teams at multiple area churches, woodworking and instrument building, helping the homeless, and was always an ear to all, burden to none.

John is survived by his wife, and three children, Claire, 24, Brian, 22 and Michael, 18. He is also survived by his parents; his sister, Kathy Keenan of Marshfield; his brother, Donald of Minnetonka, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St. (Rte. 106), Kingston, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. A second viewing will take place Friday morning at St. Paul's Church of the Nazarene in Duxbury at 10 a.m.with funeral service at 11, with a reception to follow. A private interment will be held at a later date.

To offer condolences or for directions, please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com. Shepherd Funeral Home, Kingston.

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