Jack Dean, 53, a 26-year-resident of Hopkinton, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 17 after a short illness. He was listening to his favorite music and surrounded by his loving family. Born in Malden, Jack was raised in Reading by Ed and Bunny. He and his older brother, Tom, had an almost idyllic childhood, filled with love and laughter, family adventures, plenty of shenanigans, and what Jack described as the best after-school snacks in town.
Jack is predeceased by his adoring mother, Berenice “Bunny” (Buckett, March 2023) and his fabulous cousin, Jeanne Fullerton (January 2022). He is survived by his beloved wife, Renee (Einbinder), and smart and beautiful daughter, Linnea; his father, Ed of Litchfield, New Hampshire; his big brother, Tom, and sister-in-law, Brita (Sorli) Dean, of Chelmsford; nephew Duncan and niece Lilia; aunt Joanne Bulla of Harrison, Maine; cousin Marianne Dudek and husband Martin of Concord, New Hampshire; cousin Rob Bulla and partner Joyce Carp of Harrison, Maine; adored brother-in-law Erik Einbinder and sister-in-law Jamie of Arlington, Virginia; and father-in-law Robert Einbinder and partner Gail Hendrikson of Boynton Beach, Florida. Jack also leaves behind many beloved friends and work colleagues, all of whom provided unwavering support to Renee and Linnea these last difficult months.
After graduating from Emerson College in 1992, Jack spent his career working in retail, then banking. He was adored and respected by his colleagues and supervisors across many companies, and it’s no secret that he was the person you went to when you needed a problem solved.
Jack was a loving, beloved and doting father, husband, son, brother and friend. His quiet and sometimes reserved nature belied a sharp wit, and he was known for coming up with the perfect phrase or made-up word to perfectly describe an absurd situation. Jack loved music in all its forms: live, on vinyl, carefully arranged on a mixtape, or a well-curated Spotify playlist. Over the past several years, Jack had renewed his passion for Lego creations, spending hours collecting, building and cataloging sets. It was a beautiful benefit that Linnea shared his excitement for the “brick.”
Jack was the ultimate dog lover and couldn’t go long without a dog living in the house. The three mutts that he and Renee adopted over their 26 years of marriage lived or are living their very best lives.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 2-4 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. Words of remembrance will follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Pawfect Life Rescue, 195 Old Millville Road, Uxbridge, MA 01569, the American Cancer Society (cancer.org), or Salmon Home Care (hospice), 37 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757.
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