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John Allen Wallace, age 87, of Boston, died December 25 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.
Born in Milford, MA on July 9, 1935, he was the son of the late John and Lillian (Moran) Wallace.
John (and to his family, “Allen”) was a longtime resident of Boston before moving to the Residence Senior Living Center in Melrose in 2021. He was a lover of opera, architecture, other fine arts, and bad action movies. He was also an avid donator to philanthropic charities. He had fond memories of his lengthy careers at State Street Bank and Massachusetts Financial Services Company, and often told hilarious stories of his adventures there. He loved New York City and was fond of Germany and Europe from his military time there in 1957-1961. John was never married but spent much of his time with numerous friends and his brothers’ extended families.
He was predeceased by his younger twin brothers Robert and Richard.
John is survived by his sister-in-law Sandra Wallace (wife of Richard), cousins George and Howard, and nieces and nephews Peter, Sarah, Stephen, Amy and David, and numerous grand nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his dear friends Steve and Ellen, and his beloved caregiver Irene.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main Street, Wakefield, MA on Saturday, January 7, at 10:30AM. Interment will be held privately at Pine Grove Cemetery, Milford at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield, MA.
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