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“John was a kind soul and a wonderful friend and neighbor. He treated the neighborhood kids like his own kids and always looked out for us. Later on...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Tim Gardner - Marlboro, MA

“I will always remember him from Lynch's, and what a gentle soul. Condolences to his family and many friends. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: bill - Marlborough

“My most sincere condolences to John's family, friends and the many acquaintances John listened to and shared stories with, of which I am one!A gentle...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Rest in Peace John. You & Gloria were very special people and it was a pleasure calling you friends. All our love & Prayers, Bill & Leslie & Mena...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: bill hedin - framingham, MA

“John was a warm loving spirit. I first met him holding signs against the Iraq war and President Bush. He visited my shop, the Coffee Loft all the...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Fairbanks - Arlington, MA

“John's mother Antoinette always had the doors of 22 Davis Street open to those in need of a place to rest, share and be comforted. John carried on...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Walsh - HULL, MA - Family

“So sorry to read about John's passing. May God comfort you during this painful time ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“hope we meet again old friend. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: steve carroll - MA

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. I remember John as the very affable custodian at Immaculate Conception School.My condolences.May John have great...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“We'll be missing you, Uncle John ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Peter Holt - Salem, MA - Family

“So sorry for your loss, I met John 2 years ago at Starbucks. Even got John a Bernie Saunders tee shirt, and sign to hang on his red Scooter. I really...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Armen Aghamianz - Marlboro, MA

“Rest easy Johnny. Thank you for your friendship with my dad. He has his battery mate again. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Mike Sullivan - Marlborough, MA

“Ray and I will miss our friend! I always loved giving him hugs whenever I saw him, and he loved getting them. He would laugh and laugh. I'm sending...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Manuela Capodanno - Marlborough, MA

“My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. deBairos. May the God of a comfort give you comfort during this difficult time. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Theola Gray


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John Henry deBairos, 84, of Marlborough, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the company of his devoted friends, Izzmar Roche and Ali Hosseini.
Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Henry A. and Antoinette (Morel) deBairos . Proud of having always lived within a mile of City Hall, John graduated from Marlborough High School as class president and captain of the baseball and football teams. After service in the US Navy Seabees, John returned home and married Gloria Moura of Hudson, MA. They owned the former Lynch's Coffee Shop on Main Street, which John decorated with his portrait photographs of customers. John loved travel, music, photography and listening to peoples stories. He was a spiritual seeker and a man of strong political convictions, which he displayed on his porch, his truck his scooter and sometimes on placards at a prominent downtown corner. Widowed for many years John is survived by his nieces, nephews and their families and countless friends whose lives he touched. He was the brother of the late Mary Walsh, Pauline Charbonneau and Nita Holt.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, October 9, from 2-5 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 10 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.