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John Macko, 80

by | Dec 24, 2023 | Obituaries

John Macko

John Macko

John Charles Macko, 80, of Hopkinton died peacefully at his home on Dec. 17 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Lynn on March 14, 1943.

John spent his early years growing up in Beverly and received an engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He later received a master’s degree from Trinity College in Hartford. He had a 20-year career in engineering and business at Pratt & Whitney, an aircraft manufacturer. At the age of 45, John became a registered nurse and had a 22-year career as a medical-surgical nurse at Framingham Union Hospital, retiring from nursing in 2011. He lived in Framingham for 30 years, moving to Hopkinton in 2016. John loved to travel, sail, ski and garden, and he was an avid reader, especially history. But his favorite activity was being an amazing uncle to all his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He preferred to always be called “Uncle John” by everyone. John had a special bond with his men’s group for 33 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Ann, his sister, Marianne (Wally) Shwert of Framingham, and his brother, Peter (Nan) Macko of Vista, California, as well as 10 nieces and nephews, and 35 grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215 or dana-farber.org.

Private family arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

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