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John T. England Jr., 55

November 04, 2017

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — John T. England Jr. passed peacefully on November 4, 2017, while surrounded by family at home in Williamstown, Mass. Though he fought a trying medical battle over the last two years, John's humor, charisma, and courageous character never faded.  

John was born on February 24, 1962. He grew up in White Plains, N.Y., with his mother, Adelaide, and father, John Sr., along with two older sisters, Karen and Kim. John would move at age 10 and later attended Mount Greylock Regional High School when he and his family relocated to Williamstown, Mass. After high school, John was accepted into flight school and completed his training as a commercial pilot. He would later acquire many other impressive accomplishments, such as being a Bennington, Vt., Deputy Sheriff, a skilled carpenter, a Nantucket Firefighter, and an outstanding entrepreneur.

John spent many summers on Nantucket, where he met his wife and best friend, Angie. Together they lived there for many years, sharing a love of the ocean and enjoying the beauty of Nantucket Island. They would later move to Williamstown and create the Berkshires staple Hot Tomatoes, which still thrives today thanks to their dedication and hard work.

John and Angie have three wonderful sons; Matthew, Nikolas and Riley, who all share the same love for Nantucket and treasure the many memories that have been created there. Each son has inherited their father's craftsmanship and skills. Matthew now operates and manages Hot Tomatoes, while also expanding the business into many new ventures. He also shares John's passion for flying, something they would sit and talk about for hours on end. Nikolas shares John's talent to repair and reconstruct, as can be seen through his ability to build entire computers. Riley, who now lives on Nantucket, is a skilled carpenter and builder just as many know John to be.  

John is survived by much family that he loved: his wife Angie and three sons; his mother Adelaide England; his sisters, Karen and Kim, along with their spouses, Paul and Michael; his nephews, Evan, Taylor, and Henry; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Donna and Brian, along with their son, Bryan Jr.; his brother-in-law, Anthony, and his children; his stepmother, Patricia, as well as her five sons; his cousin and good friend, Peter, along with his wife and daughter, Amy and Ella; and his uncles, Carl and Peter Sr.

John will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, an admirable father and a generous friend. His character was truly that of someone who is noble and selfless.

Funeral notice: There will be no funeral, but rather a celebration of John amongst family and dear friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals.

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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I am sorry To read about John. I know how upset you must all be.
from: Rita Watsonon: 11-10-2017

John was one of the most genuinely kind people I knew. On behalf of the entire airport community, I can say that he will be dearly missed. My prayers are with his family and friends in their loss.
from: Trevor Gilmanon: 11-09-2017

Angie and the Kids:I am so sorry, and quite shocked, at John's passing. He was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him over the years.My prayers are with you all.
from: Jeffrey Kennedyon: 11-07-2017

So sad !! Many memorable times With John throughout our teens and tweeties.. always a smile or a great laugh . Just such a sweet guy ... gonna be missed thanks for allowing me to be a part of your life . We shall meet again 😀 All of your family will be in our prayers at this time of sorrow ..
from: John w leonesio Jr on: 11-07-2017

We are so very very sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a fun, caring man and we'll always remember him with such fondness. Our heart ache for Angie, his sons, mother and all family and friends. Love to all.
from: Fred and Kathi Georgeon: 11-07-2017

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