John "Jack" Barlow

January 29, 2020


Jack Barlow, 77, of Taunton, passed away on Wednesday January 29, 2020, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, following a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Donna Barlow.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jack spent his childhood there and in Howard Beach, NY. The son of Anne and Howard Barlow, Jack was the oldest of 3 boys. He graduated high school from Bishop Loughlin, in Brooklyn. Jack moved to Vernon, CT with his family in 1979, and relocated to Taunton in the mid 1980's. He worked in the insurance industry for his entire career, starting at Aetna and retiring in 2006.

From his early childhood, Jack loved sports - particularly baseball and basketball. Later in life, Jack became an avid golfer, was a member of the USGA, and spent the past 21 years as a member of the Segregansett Country Club where he played as often as he could and spent time in various positions on the club's board of governors including Secretary, Golf Committee Chairman, and a member of the Finance committee. He had a passion for the game, loved to play, and loved the friendships that he built as a result.

More than anything else, Jack loved his family. He was a kind man with a big heart who would do anything for them, and always looked forward to spending time with them. Jack was predeceased by his parents and brother James Barlow. He leaves behind his wife Donna, sons Michael Barlow of West Hartford, CT, David Barlow of Freehold, NJ and stepdaughter Michelle Henshaw of Taunton, his brother Gerard Barlow, 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 8am, from the Crapo-Hathaway Funerals Home, 250 Somerset Ave., Taunton, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9am, in Annunciation of the Lord Church, First Street, Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial to follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 4-7pm, in the funeral home.

Memorial donations in Jack's memory can be made to either the Make-A-Wish® America Gift Processing 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or the LGH Cancer Center, attn: Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854.

Calling Hours

JAN 31. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Service

FEB 1. 8:00 AM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Mass

FEB 1. 9:00 AM (EST)

Annunciation of the Lord Church
31 First Street
Taunton, MA



St. Joseph Cemetery
East Britannia Street
Taunton, MA

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