John P. Hargreaves
1923 - 2018
P. Hargreaves, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on
Friday, Oct 12th, after a brief illness. John was born in Malden
in 1923, the son of Percival and Marian Hargreaves. He was
raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School with the
Class of 1941. In 1942, he joined the US Air Force to help our
country’s fight in WWII. While in the service, he was stationed
in Utah where he met his future wife, Mary DeCisto. The two were
married in 1946 after John’s discharge and settled in Malden.
They were married for 64 years until Mary’s passing in 2010.
When he returned to Malden, he joined the Malden Fire Department
and attained the rank of Lieutenant before retiring in 1985.
John also worked part time at the Adler Supermarket in Oak Grove
in years past. He enjoyed summering in Ogunquit, Maine with his
family for many years. He especially enjoyed spending time with
his grandchildren and great grandchildren in his retirement
years. He was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed playing bridge,
cribbage and bowling.
He is survived by his children, Karen L. Zappy and husband Al of
Windham, NH, and Paul A. Hargreaves and wife Lisa of Byfield,
his grandchildren, Erica and husband Chris Wainer, Abbey and
wife Natalie Harburn, and Edward Hargreaves, and his great
grandchildren, Claire and Ian Wainer and Evelyn Harburn, born in
the early morning on the day of his death. Dear friend of
Marjorie Fletcher He is also survived
by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, as well as his
siblings, Ruth Wilson, Arthur Hargreaves, and Marion Bacon.
Calling hours for John will be held on Saturday, October 20 from
3–6, with a prayer service at 5:30.
John will be interred at a later date in the NH Veterans
Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.
Donations in his memory may be made to the