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Official Obituary of

John Patrick Staunton

May 22, 1939 ~ April 2, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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John Staunton Obituary


Cherished husband, adored father, doting grandfather, loving brother, and exemplary friend passed away on April 2, 2024.  He was 84 years old.

He was born on May 22, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late James and Mary (Walsh) Staunton.  As a young boy, John moved to Milton from Dorchester and he later graduated from Boston College High School in 1956 as “Mr. Basketball”, and went on to Providence College as an outstanding basketball player.  He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran, having served two years on USS Boston in the Mediterranean.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary E. (Gallagher).  They raised their family in Cohasset, where John coached little league baseball, youth basketball and youth soccer, and was a long time active member of Cohasset Golf Club. He leaves his daughters, Caitlin (Paul) Appleton of Cohasset and Megan (Frank) Selinger of Cohasset and his son John Jr. (Jessica) Staunton of Wellesley. John was preceded in death by his beloved son James M. Staunton and his siblings, Richard M. Staunton (Carol) and Maureen Crowley (Brian), and is survived by James T. Staunton (Elaine) of Weymouth, Paul Staunton (Elizabeth) of Scituate, and Robert Staunton of Sandwich.  He dearly loved and was proud of his nine grandchildren: Emily, James, Liam, and John Appleton, Dominic and Mary Linda Staunton, Colin, Claire, and Eamon Selinger.

For 58 years, he had a successful career as a stock broker, starting in the Merrill Lynch training program and retiring as a Vice President of Tucker Anthony Wealth Management.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 8, at Saint Anthony of Padua Church at 2 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting hours will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 7, in the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home at 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA. Interment at later date. Visit for guestbook and directions.

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April 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McNamara - Sparrell Funeral Service
One Summer Street
Cohasset, MA 02025

Funeral Mass
April 8, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Anthony
10 Summer St.
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025

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Interment will be held at a later date.

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