Gardening 11

John E. Reardon, Sr.

June 9, 1929 ~ September 23, 2021 (age 92)


EPSOM- John E. Reardon, Sr., 92, of Epsom, passed away on September 23, 2021.

He was born on the family farm in Montague, MA, the son of James and Julia Whitney Reardon. He worked many jobs from an early age. Those jobs included caring for diseased trees at the Montague Tree Department, working for the B&M Railroad, and helping local farmers before starting his career as a salesman. He was very successful in that capacity - which led him to obtain his insurance license, begin working for Bankers Life & Casualty, and eventually retire after 25 years of service. He was a member of LUTC, the President’s Honor Circle, and earned many company vacations due to his success.

After his retirement, John and his wife, Palma, purchased a motorhome and travelled the U.S. and parts of Mexico. After 7 years of traveling, they purchased their home in Epsom.

John had a love of gardening and took great pride in his gardens, particularly his dahlias and mums. He also volunteered his gardening talent to the Pierce Manse in Concord, where he singlehandedly created a welcoming and colorful landscape. His services were greatly appreciated, and he was awarded a Lifetime Membership to the Manse.

John was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Parish and a member of Ste. Therese Rosebush Society.  

John is survived by Palma, his wife of 48 years; his children: John Jr. (Brenda) of Allenstown, Michael (Carol) of Loudon, Lola Black (Joe) of Dunedin, FL, Maxine Billings of Bernardston, MA, Kathleen Ward of South Deerfield, MA, and stepchildren, Louise Sizemore of Tallahassee, FL, Robert Hemeon (Penelope) of Bridgeport, WV and Michael Hemeon (Donna) of Bow; 18 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister, Marie Foster, and son, Carl Reardon.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 11 A.M. in St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown followed by a committal at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roof Fund of St. John the Baptist Church, 10 School St., Allenstown, NH 03275 or Pierce Brigade, P.O. Box 425, Concord, NH 03302.  Assisting the family with arrangements is the Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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Funeral Mass
October 2, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Church
10 School St.
Allenstown, NH 03275

October 2, 2021

St. John the Baptist Cemetery
River Rd.
Allenstown, NH 03275


St. John the Baptist Roof Fund
10 School St., Allenstown NH 03275
Tel: 1-603-485-3113

Pierce Brigade
PO Box 425, Concord NH 03302

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