John R. McBride, 86, died Nov. 1 surrounded by family. He was the husband of Carol A. (McManus) McBride, to whom he was married for 62 years. Born in Milford, he was the son of George J. and Dorothy (McKinnon) McBride, formerly of Hopkinton.
A longtime Hopkinton resident, he graduated in 1957 from Hopkinton High School, where he excelled in football, baseball and basketball and later was enshrined in the Hopkinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
He worked for 35 years at New England Power Company, taking early retirement at age 55 in 1992. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Taking up golf later in life, age 26, he excelled, winning two club championships and one senior club championship. A member of Highfields Country Club in Grafton, he shot his age on numerous occasions when he turned 73.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Christine A. O’Brien and husband Thomas of Hopkinton, John R. McBride and partner Christine A. Forte of Hopkinton, Steven J. McBride and wife Deborah of Hopkinton, and Karen E. Gibson and husband Joshua of Northbridge, as well as 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, George McBride of Hopkinton and J. Michael McBride of Dennis.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home are Sunday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 p.m.
Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
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