WINCHENDON – John R. “Jack” Dale Jr., 63, of Winchendon, a long time respected Templeton police officer, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, June 20, 2021 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
He was born in Long Beach, Ca on December 16, 1957, son of Rita M. (Dami) Dale of Melrose and the late John R. Dale Sr. and grew up in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School. He later graduated from Mt. Wachusett Community College and Worcester Police Academy.
John began his career as a police officer for the Town of Ashburnham and had worked part time as a police officer for the Town of Winchendon and Town of Phillipston. He worked as a police officer for the Town of Templeton for 25 years until his retirement. Jack was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baldwinville.
In recent years, Jack had worked as an inspection sticker inspector at CO & S Garage, East Templeton.
Jack had been a member of board of directors at the former Colonial Cooperative Bank and was a former corporator of Fidelity Bank. He had been a member of Templeton Lions Club, Winchendon Finance Committee and the Eagle Scout Program of Troop 27 East Templeton. Jack was also heavily involved in the DARE program in Templeton.
In addition to his mother, he leaves his long time fiancé Brenda Patriquin and their two children, Benjamin and Jack; his brothers and sisters, Harry Dale of Melrose, Mary Gendrolis of Weymouth, Susan Crossen of Newton and Jim Dale of North Reading, as well as nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10 A.M. in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1 Forest Street, Baldwinville.
The mass will be live streamed and may be viewed on the Stone-Ladeau Funeral home Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Stone-Ladeau-Funeral-Home-103485175072409/ .
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 4 to 7 P.M.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Baldwinville a later date
Memorial donations may be made to CANDO, UMass Memorial Medical Center/UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S7-714, Worcester, MA 01655, https://umassmed.edu/psychiatry/clinicalservices/child-adolescent-clinical-services/cando/