FRAMINGHAM – John “Jack” Arthur Surro, 68, of Framingham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, following a 12- year battle with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. He was welcomed with love by his son, Jeffrey, who predeceased him in February of 2020.
A lifelong resident of Framingham, Jack was the son of the late John E. and Angela A. (Patti) Surro.
He was the beloved husband of Jayne E. (Chalifour) Surro, and loving father of Jennifer (Surro) Moran and her husband Timothy of Upton, the late Jeffrey Surro, Jason Surro and Nikki Gomes of Framingham and Janelle (Surro) Hall and her husband Christopher of Framingham. Jack was the proud grandfather of Jack, Carter and Owen Moran, Avery Surro and Makenna Hall. He also leaves his loving siblings including his brother Thomas Surro of Arizona, sister Carol (Surro) Fellman of Framingham, sister Janet (Surro) O’Neill and her husband Michael of Sutton and brother Joseph Surro and his wife Katherine of Ashland. Jack was the fun-loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and leaves behind countless friends.
Jack was a 1970 graduate of Framingham (South) High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Salem State University in 1974.
Jack devoted his career to the Metrowest Community Federal Credit Union, joining at a young age and eventually serving as the President and CEO prior to stepping down when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Jack spent his childhood years split between Framingham and Marblehead where his family spent summers at the cottage. When he wasn’t out lobstering Jack could be found teaching the Chalifour girls how to waterski. Back in Framingham he enjoyed tending to his fruit and vegetable garden and had quite the green thumb; a trait he passed on to his children. A big kid at heart, Jack was a perpetual jokester and could light up the room with his laughter. Jack’s favorite day of the year was a tie between the annual Surro 4th of July party and Christmas Day. Whether he was behind the grill or singing Christmas carols he was happiest on these two days. Jack was an avid Patriots fan; whether they were winning or losing he was there watching and supporting them. It was a great testament to his everlasting loyalty – to a sports team, to his family, to his friends, to anyone who needed him. Jack was always there to help someone in need and his compassion for others will never be forgotten.
To honor Jack’s love of the ocean, there will be a private burial at sea. Jack’s family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life gathering at The Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 2-5 p.m.
Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, . “Team Jack Attack” at 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Norton Funeral Home, Framingham. To leave a message of condolence or sign the online guest book please visit www.nortonfuneralhome.com.