Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Thomas & Helen (Honen) Gibbons.
He was a graduate of Marian High School, and a 1968 graduate of the Citadel where he majored in political science.
He served with the Military Police Corps for 2 years in Vietnam, was honorably discharged, and later served with the MA Army National Guard.
He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Gibbons of Hampton, NH, 3 grandchildren, his brother, Thomas M. Sr. & his wife Jacqueline of Franklin, and many nieces, nephews, & cousins.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning in St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in John’s name to: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston, 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210, www.ccab.org.