Jonathan H. "Jon" Deree, 67, of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at CareOne at New Bedford after a brief battle with cancer. He was the husband of Nancy M. (Livesley) Deree to whom he was married for 47years.
Born in Acushnet, son of the late Howard and Annie (Higgins) Deree, he grew up in New Bedford and lived in Connecticut for seven years prior to settling in Fairhaven over 40 years ago. Jon was a calibration technician for 30 years at Johnson and Johnson until his retirement at age 62.
He was a member of the Livesey Club, in Fairhaven, and helped coach his sons little League team when he was young. He enjoyed woodworking, computers and collecting toy trains. He enjoyed the company of his dog Ruby and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kevin and Jason Deree both of Fairhaven; three daughters, Karen B. Duarte of Fall River, Tracy L. Brightman and her husband Mike of Acushnet and Sarah E. Deree and her fiancé Tony Rocha of New Bedford; a brother, William "Butch" Deree of SC; nine grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and several nieces, and nephews. Jon was the father in law of the late Timothy Duarte.
Calling hours are Friday, December 15, 2017, from 6-8pm, in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jon's name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
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