John Paul Bourgeois
1935 ∼ 2020
John Paul Bourgeois, 84, of Mashpee, passed away peacefully at Falmouth Hospital on February 2, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Tuite) Bourgeois and son of the late George and Evelyn Bourgeois.
John was born and raised in Cambridge. He graduated from Rindge Technical School and was “Man of the Year” in the Athletic Department. He also graduated from Northeastern University. He served in the United States Army during the Cuban missile crisis. Following his military career, he attended Suffolk School of Law and graduated with his Doctorate, (Juris Doctor). He worked as an attorney with multiple law firms in the City of Boston until his retirement. He was an avid softball player up until the age of 83. He achieved 3 senior world series championship rings. He also loved traveling especially with his wife Mary. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and traveling the world. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
In addition to his loving wife Mary of 58 years, John is survived by two children, Lt. Jay Bourgeois of the Newton Fire Department and Michelle Feeley of Waltham, Maribeth Bourgeois and fiancée John McNeff of Mashpee, two granddaughters, Megan and Erin Bourgeois and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the Mashpee Fire and police first responders, The kind staff at Falmouth Hospital, The West Roxbury VA, and lastly, the warm and caring staff at Hematology Oncology Specialists of Cape Cod.
A visitation will be held at Christ the King Church, 3 Job’s Fishing Rd., on Thursday February 6, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00am. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00am. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:30pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.