John Bresnahan

John "Jack" R. Bresnahan

Monday, May 17th, 2021

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Obituary for John "Jack" R. Bresnahan

John (Jack) R. Bresnahan Jr., 73, of Nashua, NH and Murrells Inlet, SC, died peacefully at his home on May 17, 2021 with his loving wife of 52 years, Patricia (Pare) Bresnahan and devoted dog, Lucy, at his side. He was born in Nashua, NH on December 3, 1947 and was the son of the late John R Bresnahan Sr. and Josephine (Zedalis) Bresnahan. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Lillian Graham and her husband Everett, and Dolores Robbins and her husband Robert Sr.
Jack attended Sacred Heart School, Spring St JR high and Nashua SR high school, class of 1965. He was a noteworthy athlete and excelled on the football field, basketball court, and baseball diamond. He attended Assumption College in Worcester, Ma before enlisting in the US Navy in March 1968 during the height of the Vietnam War. He attended electronic school at Great Lakes, Il and in Norfolk, Va before being assigned to the USS Biddle DLG-34. The ship deployed to the Gulf of Tonkin in April 1972 where they rescued many downed pilots and shot down enemy planes under attack. They returned to Norfolk, Va in October 1972 and he was reassigned to Dam Neck Naval station in Virginia Beach where he remained until his honorable discharge in December 1975.
After serving in the Navy for 8 years he went to work for Sanders Assoc/Lockheed Martin/BAE system in Nashua, NH and completed his education receiving his Business degree from Daniel Webster College and his MBA from Rivier College. He enjoyed many years of coaching his daughters’ basketball and softball teams as well as taking them on treasured vacations. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, cruising and visiting the Disney Parks. Always a fan of golf, he enjoyed a round whenever he could find time and he was a passionate fan of all the Boston sports teams.
In addition to his wife Pat, he is survived and lovingly missed by his two daughters, Jill Grace and her husband Bob of Amherst, NH and Jessica Lydeka and her husband Mindaugas of Cornelius, NC; his five grandchildren, Ivy Buxton, Isabel Buxton, Ava Grace, Nolan Lydeka and Emelia Lydeka.
Other family members who will miss his smile, include his brother and sister in laws Daniel and Holly Pare, nephews, Bob Robbins and his wife Susan, Kevin Graham and his wife Helen, Dan Graham and his wife Debbie, Carl Robbins and his wife Christine, Nate Pare, nieces, Sally O’Hearn and her husband Bill, Patti Tipping and her husband Hobart, Beth Robbins, Oliva Pare, and many cousins, great nephews and great nieces and many wonderful friends.
Services: A graveside service will be held on June 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Cemetery on Derry Rd. in Hudson, NH. Family and friends are invited to attend. Due to Covid, those of you in attendance are requested to wear masks and social distance. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 will be in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Service

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 11:00am
    St. Patrick Cemetery
    Derry Rd
    Hudson, NH
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    Saturday, June 12th, 2021
    Rev. Deacon John Martin
  • Interment

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 11:00am
    St. Patrick Cemetery
    Derry Rd
    Nashua, NH
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    Saturday, June 12th, 2021

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Brenda&Ron Short

Pat, Jill, Jessica and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He fought a long hard battle and gave it his all. Pat, Ron and I remember when we first met you and Jack back in 1972 in Virginia Beach, Va when you moved in across the street. When we saw you had the exact same furniture we had and even the exact same car we knew we would be lifelong friends and it's been almost 50 years. We had many good times and we kept in touch all these years. We each went on to have and raise our children. Jack always talked about his kids and grandkids and was so proud of them all. Jack has left us now but will always be remembered as a great friend who was always smiling. He was a kind, caring man who always put his family first. We will miss him and our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat, their wonderful daughters and their families. We will always remember Jack and love him.
Comment | Posted at 12:18am via Condolence

Greg Andruskevich

Jack is now walking with the King in Heaven above keeping watch on us . He certainly contributed to the youth of Nashua and his own family being a superb coach and athlete. My condolences to the family, he will be missed by many!
Comment | Posted at 01:52pm via Condolence

Donald Bernard

Jack was my idol, great sense of humor, outstanding athlete. He accepted and looked over me as a brother at Assumption College.One of Nashua’s best.
Comment | Posted at 10:48am via Condolence

Aliah Sage

Dear Pat, my thoughts, my heart are with you. I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing and wish I could be close enough to give you a giant hug.
My condolences to you Pat and your family with love.
Comment | Posted at 02:00am via Condolence

Joyce Grandmaison

Dear Pat....what a great love story you shared. Please accept my deepest sympathies during this very sad time.
Wishing you peace
Joyce grandmaison (Wesson)
Ft Lauderdale Fl
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