John H. McNair,
of Mansfield died Saturday, June 18 after a long illness at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro. He was 72 years old. He was the beloved husband of the late Penelope J. (Webster) McNair for 46 years.
Born in Sharon on February 8, 1939, he was the loving son of the late Thomas J. and Barbara B. (Bowman) McNair. He was born, raised and educated in Sharon, MA.
After graduating from High School in 1957, John served in the Army National Guard then went to work for the Foxboro Company beginning as a Photographer, then moving into their Vending Machine business. In the early 1970's, John left the Foxboro Company to continue his career in the vending machine business as an entrepreneur with his own company 'Associated Vending,' which he first ran solo, then expanded into a successful partnership. John eventually sold Associated Vending and went to work for the Bristol County Sheriff's Department, retiring after 25 years of noted service as the Chief Processor of The Civil Division in 2005.
John was active in the Mansfield Community - serving two terms as Selectman, was a loyal supporter and Communicant of Saint Mary's Church and coached Pop Warner Football. John was an avid fan of all Boston sports, a charter member of the 'Mansfield Elks' and Lions Club and in his younger days loved playing the French Horn with 'The Boston Crusaders'.
Mr. McNair was the loving father of Robert J. McNair of Mansfield. He was the dear brother of Charles H. McNair of Sharon and Charlotte Hunt and her husband John of Holliston. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 North Main Street, Mansfield on Wednesday, June 22 at 8am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt Street (Rte. 106) Mansfield at 9am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
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