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John Orcutt

July 12, 1933 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 86)

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John Orcutt of Port Charlotte, Florida and formerly of Hingham, MA., passed peacefully, surrounded by his family on September 26, 2019, at the age of 86. Born on July 12, 1933 to the late George and Mae (Dineen) Orcutt.  In his early years he served his country in the Korean Conflict as a corporal in the US Army. Jack married Liz Kelley, his sweety of 62 years, and they moved to Hingham, MA. to raise their family.  He proudly continued his service as a Hingham police officer for 36 years.  He was the owner of R.H. Lortie Movers and an active member of the Hingham community.  Coaching Little League teams, president of the Blue Knights. He embraced the Brotherhood of Knights on many cross country and local motorcycle adventures.

 After retirement he moved to Florida in 1990.  He continued to be active in his community.  A member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Retired Law, the Gulf Cove Homeowners Association, volunteer at the Veteran’s Hospital and the New England Club. His great joys in life were attending his grandkids activities and cheering them on. He was a perpetual prankster and loved a good laugh.

Jack was predeceased by his wife, Liz, in 2017.  Beloved Dad to John and Martha Orcutt, of Colorado, Betsy Orcutt, of Hingham, MA, Ann Young of Port Charlotte, FL and Judy and Mark Shubert, of MA. Umpie to Kelley, Molly, Amy, Austin, Mikayla and Michael.  GG of Alexis, Rachel and Little Guy.  Brother of the late Bill Orcutt and sister to Gerri DeMeo. Celebration hours of Jack and Liz will be held at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond Street, Hingham on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5-7:00pm with a funeral service to follow on Friday, October 11th at the Bourne National Cemetery at 10:15am. In lieu of flowers, Jack’s family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Hingham Police Association, 212 Central Street, Hingham, MA. Laugh, enjoy life, and let Jack’s legacy live on.  

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October 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel (Pond Street, Hingham)

Funeral Service
October 11, 2019

10:15 AM
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Off Connery Avenue
Bourne, MA 02532

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