John “Jack” Robert Maynard Jr., of Cohasset, formerly of Hingham, passed away on August 28, 2017 after a long illness.
John graduated from Hingham High School in 1958. He attended Dean Junior College and Penn State University before entering the United States Army from 1962 to 1964. He served overseas in Germany.
He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 4 for 50 years. During his decades of involvement in both land and marine construction, he worked for various contractors, most notably Jay Cashman, Inc. One of his most significant contributions was the “Big Dig”, the enormous Central Artery Tunnel construction project in Boston. His work was his life's passion just second to family.
He leaves his wife Mary Anna (St. Cyr) Maynard of Cohasset; daughter Martha A. Gianibas and her husband Nickolas of Hull; son John N. Maynard and his wife Stephanie of Englewood, CO; daughter Victoria L. Walsh and her husband Matthew of Scituate; and two stepchildren Peggy L. Chaput and Pamela J. Donovan. Grandfather of Ashley, Brittany, Peter, Nickolas, John and Daniel Gianibas; Leighton Walsh, and Meagan, Gregory, and Carol Ann Donovan. He was looking forward to the upcoming births of two grandsons. He is predeceased in death by his parents Bob and Midge Maynard, and his sisters Virginia Girouard, Nancy Wokoun, and Faith Allegra. He leaves many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his many friends and Basset Hound Dan.
Visiting hours will be held at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond Street Hingham, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 660 Country Way Scituate, on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 9 a.m. All relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be held at the Mass National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to ALS ONE, 8 Industrial Way, Whitman, MA 02382 or to www.alsone.org.
August 31, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
21 Pond Street
Hingham, MA 02043