John “Jack” Hee, a longtime
resident of Malden, passed away on Friday, Sept 27th,
after a brief illness. Jack was born in Philadelphia, PA in
1947, the son of William and Jane Hee. He was raised in
Philadelphia, and graduated from West Catholic High School with
the Class of 1965. He then enlisted in the US Navy, and during
his service he was stationed in Charlestown, MA. Upon his
discharge in 1968, he remained in the Boston area. He went on
to work for “Ma Bell” as a lineman and an inside repairman. He
worked for the phone company for over 25 years until his
retirement in 1998.
In 1976, Jack married his sweetheart, Georgianna Elia, and the
two settled down in Malden to raise their family. Then shared
over 40 years together until Georgiana’s passing in 2016. Jack
was a member of the VFW Post 603 in Malden, the American Legion,
and the East Side AA. In years past he enjoyed playing softball,
throwing darts, and going bowling.
He is survived by his
daughter, Laurie A. Lajzer and her husband Andrew of Beverly,
his brothers William J. Hee Jr of NY City, James B. Hee of
Philadelphia, his sister Jane C. Hee of Wellfleet, and his
grandchildren, Benjamin and Julia.
Jack was preceded in death
by his wife Georgianna, and his brothers, Thomas E. Hee,
Christopher C. Hee, and Carl F. Hee.
Funeral from the Weir –
MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden Wed,Oct
2nd, at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial
in the Immaculate Conception Church, Malden, at 10 AM.
Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Visitation will be held at
the funeral home on Tuesday. Oct 1, from 4 – 8 PM