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John D. Meehan

August 12, 1935 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 81)

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John D. Meehan, 81, of Hooksett, passed away on April 25, 2017.

He was born on August 12, 1935 in Mattapan, MA, son of the late John and Emily (Mooney) Meehan.

John graduated from Mission High School in Boston and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958 during the Korean War. He then worked for the Federal Aviation Administration from 1959-1970, during which time he was a lobbyist for PATCO. He earned a BA in Political Science from St. Anselm College and an MA in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He taught at Manchester West High School from 1971-1973. He was a founding member of Magdalen College and retired from there as President in 1998. He continued to teach catechetics until his death. John was a man of great faith, who loved his church and family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth, and their four children, Jack (Kathy) Meehan, Rev. Kevin Meehan, Rev. Timothy Meehan and Katie Meehan Richardson. He leaves behind eight grandchildren; Christina, Jake, Bridget, Lizzy and A.J. Meehan and Luke, Emily and Caitlin Richardson. He is also survived by a brother, Paul (Elaine) Meehan, a sister, Mary Price and several nieces and nephews.

At John's request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 10:30am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester. Interment will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:30am at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Cathedral Outreach, 145 Lowell St, Manchester, NH 03104 or Mount Royal Academy, P. O. Box 362, Sunapee, NH 03782. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

Charitable donations may be made to:

Cathedral Outreach
145 Lowell Street, Manchester NH 03104

Mount Royal Academy
P. O. Box 362, Sunapee NH 03782

 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
April 29, 2017

10:30 AM
Cathedral of St. Joseph
145 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03104

May 1, 2017

10:30 AM
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303

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