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John Croke

John Croke


John C. Croke, 69, passed away suddenly on April 20, 2022 at his home in Largo, Fl. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Brenda Tenaglia Croke.

John was the son of the late William M. Croke/Marie A. (Bond) Croke and Blanid M. (Dolan) Croke. John was the brother of William M. Croke and his wife Kim; the late Timothy J. Croke and his wife Deborah; Louanne Canty and her husband the late Kevin M Canty; and Peter L. Croke. Loving father to daughters, Janine M. Clifford, and her husband Nathan; Jocelyn M. Marchand, and her husband Philip; Julianne M. Carrube, and her husband Anthony. Loving step-father to Derek J. Griffin, Mark V. Griffin. "Poppi" will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Xander, Zachary, and Gabriel; and step-grandchildren Myleigh, Dominic and Lily; and his many nieces and nephews.

Additionally, John will be missed by his mother-in-law, Loretta Tenaglia, Sister/Brother-in-law, Valerie Maley, and Kurt Tenaglia and his wife Donna. John will be missed and remembered by many close friends and colleagues.

John was raised in Lynnfield, graduating from LHS in 1970 and obtained his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College 1974 and his MBA from Suffolk University, John also attended Stanford University. Upon graduation, his first job took him to Washington DC. where he worked for the Department of Agriculture as an auditor. He then returned to the Boston area and became employed at Varian as an accountant in Beverly, Ma. His career then brought him to Signal Technology where he eventually became president of the company. Ultimately he was offered a Department of Defense position as a consultant that took advantage of his knowledge of intricate governmental contracts until he retired.

After retiring to Florida, John loved to travel and enjoyed many adventures. During this time, he and Brenda shared their time between homes in Wakefield, MA and Largo, FL. Wherever he was, John was not only the life of the party but also the go to guy for anyone looking for a helping hand and loved to volunteer. His time with his grandchildren allowed him to be his big goofy self, cherishing every minute with them. He was over the moon with joy upon hearing the news of his first granddaughter arriving early this summer.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Roosterfish Grill, 776 Missouri Avenue N., Largo FL. 33770, Thursday May 5, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John, please visit our floral store.

Published by Hubbell Funeral Home & Crematory on Apr. 27, 2022.

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05/04/22 12:02 PM #1    

John Sullivan

John and I became friends through junior golf at Bear Hill Golf Club where our parents sent us every summer day from the time we were 8 or 9 years old.  We became decent golfers but were always the slowest swimmers on the Bear Hill swim team. 
As teenagers we had summer jobs digging ditches for the Bond Construction company.   The old timers on the crew liked to joke that " we were the only kids they knew who could sleep standing up!"

I had been looking forward to seeing John at the reunion..... I will miss him   


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