John Cyril Harding, Jr. 78, Electronic Design Engineer

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FRAMINGHAM – John Cyril Harding, Jr. 78, died, Monday, March 01, 2021 after a long illness.

Born in Norman, OK on February 27, 1943.

Resided in Framingham, for 42 years and previously resided in Hartford, CT. and Andover.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Arline Frances (Lunny) Harding; their sons, Sean, Daniel, Paul and Bryan Harding; daughter- in-laws, Danielle (Blake) Harding and Angela (Danese) Harding; grandchildren, Faith (Kenney) Keefe, Erinn, Bridget, David, Daniel, Devin, Griffin, Nicholas, Shaylin, Olivia and Isla Harding; siblings Donald Harding and his wife Bonnie (Walker), Michael Harding, David Harding, Maryann Richards and her husband Dennis, Timothy, Kathy Dirinian and, Joseph Harding and his wife Norma (Lane).

John is preceded in death by his parents John Cyril, Sr., and Mary (Rush) Harding; sister, Mary Patricia Harding; sister-in-law Joan (McAree) Harding and parents-in-law Edward and Margaret (Creamer) Lunny.

John has a deep love of family and was a doting grandfather to 11 grandchildren.

He has a long and successful career as an electronic design engineer, authorizing several patents.

A lifelong lover of music, John was a devoted participant in both the Saint Jeremiah’s and Saint Bridget’s choir in Framingham and a longtime cantor at St. Jeremiah’s as well.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham.

A private funeral Mass at St. Bridget church will be celebrated.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation in his memory to be made to the Alzheimers Association at

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