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John (Jack) Sheffield

John (Jack) Harrison Sheffield

Friday, October 25th, 1946 - Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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Obituary

John (Jack) Sheffield, 73, of Campton NH died peacefully at home in the tender care of family, on April 16, 2020, after a long, courageous battle of declining health.

Born in Chicago, IL, Jack was the son of Peter and Mary (VanderLinda) Sheffield. His family moved to CT in the early 60’s and he called that home for many years.

During his high school and college years (Hawthorne College NH), he lettered in three sports; tennis, football and ice hockey. It was a passion for hockey that he carried his entire life. Instilled in Jack by his father, he proudly passed on and shared the love of hockey with his son and grandson. Year’s of coaching his son’s hockey teams and catching a few of his grandson’s games brought a tremendous amount of joy to his life.

Jack managed sales for his family’s manufacturing and packaging company, Sheffield Tube for the majority of his working years. He also worked in merchandising and sales for a hardware company in CT. In his NH “retirement” years he enjoyed learning and working in the building and landscaping trades.

Jack was a lover of history and a gifted conversationalist. So many of his family and friends have expressed cherished memories of their casual chats with him and the wisdom he so effortlessly shared. Hiking, skiing, fishing and boating on Squam Lake, and the simple everyday pleasures of home and time with family and friends are what filled Jacks life and heart. Jack and Sally, his wife of 25 years, moved to NH in 2002 and enjoyed many outdoor adventures together and with family and friends. He was a dedicated partner in all things and was a blessing to Sally in helping care for her aging mother in their home for many years.

He is survived by this wife Sally, his son Hiram and his wife Meghan Sheffield of West Greenwich RI, his grandson Seamus and granddaughter Penelope…all of whom he as incredible proud of, his brothers, David Sheffield, Dorchester, NH and Peter Sheffield, CT. He considered his “in-law” siblings, their spouses and children as his own.

A celebration of his life is being planned for a future, socially safe time. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Squam Lake Association, Holderness NH.
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Lee E

Posted at 08:54pm
Following Kathy’s comment, Jack was a truly nice man, never said anything negative about anyone but he was an excellent athlete. He was an expert skier and played on the Hawthorne Hockey Team against teams like St. Anslem’s College. One game he had a defense man spearing him and riding him non stop. Eventually the gloves came of and Jack fliped the guy over his hip and pounded him until the ref stepped in. Later jack had a lot of bruises from the offending stick.
Senior year the Class of ‘70 had saved up thousands for entertainment. Jack decided to have a blow out Graduation Party ( he was class president) and hired an expensive NY music group to perform. A tent was set up, torches, kegs, food and an awesome band. Kathy Kerrigan knocked us all out singing( belting out) an Aquarius song “ when the moon is in the seventh house”. The best party EVA!
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Kathy Bove (Kerrigan)

Posted at 11:00pm
Jack was, by far, one of the nicest men I've known. He, friend Tom, another guy (?), Annie Quirk and I went to Cape Cod one summer looking for jobs. Tom is the only one who got one!
yes. He was the guy who got me to sing at events at school. He was the main guitarist and there was one other guy, Les Moorehouse, and we were a trio. He also took me to the Prudential building, the only time I've been. Lee E. I believe you drive that day,
buy Idon't remember who was with you. He and I, with afew friends, went NYC and he and I performed in Greenwich Village in some hippy bar. So many memories. 😢 Love you, Jack. RIP.
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LE

Posted at 05:58pm
All young men should make a trip to tour Europe and Jack and I were lucky enough to do that the summer before entering our senior year at college. Starting in the UK we made an amazing circle thru Europ making it all the way south to Rome and back thru the Nordic Countries ending in France. The amazing thing was that it was the summer that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. Americans had never been so popular, it was like we were astronauts! We were so popular at every pub, hotel and stop off point, it was unbelievable. It will probably never be like that again. So glad to have done that. A quick glimpse of being a super star. Lee E
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Rick & Diane Longo

Posted at 06:56pm
Sally please accept our condolences on the passing of Jack. May he breathe easy.
Love Rick & Diane Longo
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