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John E. Studley, Sr.

Born: Wed., Mar. 15, 1933
Died: Sat., Oct. 10, 2020


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 15, 2020
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Oct. 16, 2020
Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church

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John E. Studley, Sr. passed on October 10, 2020 at the age of 87 while at the All-American Assisted Living Center in Raynham after a period of declining health.  He was born in Boston, and was the husband of the late Janet L. Studley (Johnson).  He was the son of the late Harold E. Studley, Jr., the late Dorothy B. Yourkwitz (Shay), and his step-mother, the late Winifred C. Studley.  John had two sisters, the late Joyce Studley and Francis “Frannie” Cianfarani, both of Florida, and his late brother William F. Studley of California.

John graduated from Brockton High School in 1951.  Except for a few years when he resided in Easton as a child, he lived his life in Brockton.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. in June of 1951 and left for Parris Island, South Carolina two days after graduating from High School, where he was awarded a Silver Sharpshooters medal as a Marine Marksman.  He spent Christmas of 1951 aboard a ship in the Pacific and landed in Japan where he underwent training in amphibious invasion tactics.  He was deployed to Korea with the 1st Armored Amphibious Battalion of the 1st Marine Division.  He spent his 19th birthday fighting on the Korean front and was involved in many combat engagements.  Upon his return to the States after one year on the Korean peninsula, he spent time at the Charlestown Naval Hospital recuperating.  He was honorably discharged in 1954 at the rank of Sgt.

John married Janet L. Johnson of Brockton on June 14, 1953 at the First Lutheran Church of Brockton.  He attended Boston University and initially worked as a draftsman.  Thereafter he worked in the electronics manufacturing industry as a Manufacturing Engineer.  He worked for Data General Corp. for over 15 years before semi retiring.  He continued his education through his life and received a B.S. and Master’s Degree from Lesley University. 

John was a lifelong, active member of the First Lutheran Church of Brockton, serving in many roles, including on the Church Council.  He was a lifelong member of the Easton Rod & Gun Club, the N.R.A. and the Disabled American Veterans.  He enjoyed traveling and took his family on two cross country camping trips, including to Alaska during which many adventures were enjoyed.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life, much of which was with his son.  He spent many vacations on Cape Cod/Provincetown area.  He was a fan of Brockton High School Football and attended every game for a stretch of over 20 years.  He was also a N.E. Patriots fan.

John was married to Janet for 62 years until she passed in 2015, and he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He is survived by his three beloved children, Pamela J. Fisher, her husband Richard, of New Jersey, Attorney John E. Studley, Jr., his wife Catherine, of Lakeville, and Sandra E. Studley, of Taunton.  He has three grandchildren, Alison Hammer, Adam Fisher and Rachael A. Studley, M.D.; and two great grandchildren, Elina and Mila Hammer.  He is also survived by his loving dog Juliette.  He will be sadly missed.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 5-7 PM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, MA.  John’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 900 Main St. Brockton, MA.  Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery in Brockton.

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John E Studley
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
Dad, I could not have had a better Father. You taught me so much that has guided me throughout my life that I don't know what it will be like without you. I pray your wisdom and guidance will be within me until my final days. I can't thank you enough and although you shared your life with me in kind and generous ways, I now wish for more of your time but that is now impossible. Your love and affection for Cathy and Rachael was a special gift generously given. We will miss you always. Your son, John

   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
Dear Papa, It was a true honor and my great pleasure to be your daughter-in-law. Over the years, we have spent an abundance of great times together on vacations, outings, holidays, anniversaries, birthdays and many, many, many dinners. You were our strength, our hope, our joy, our rock and our Dad/Papa who we loved and cherished so very much! Our hearts are broken. I will miss our visits so very much and your brilliant blue eyes smiling! May you rest in peace eternally with Nanny by your side. Love you always and forever. Cathy

Dona [ Della-Volpe ] Bettale & husband Jerry
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
We are deeply saddened at the news of John's passing and offer the entire family our sympathy. We have lost family also & feel your grief ! Janet & John were both long time friends. Dona born in Brockton, MA, later moved to St. Louis, after her marrying Jerry, in Brockton; in Oct. 1958; both Janet & John were in our wedding. We now, since 1958, have lived in the St. Louis area but always visited with Janet & John on return trips to Brockton.
John was a great & fun loving guy, who we all loved.
Dona & Jerry

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