Jack R. Mead

October 1, 1948 - November 1, 2011
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Jack R. Mead 63 of Ludlow died Tuesday November 1 in Baystate Medical Center. Born in Lewiston, ME October 1, 1948. Jack had owned and operated restaurants in Florida and Ludlow, and will long be remembered for his passion of cooking. Jack started his professional career with Turley Publications in 1975 at the bottom entry level, and worked his way to the top as Vice-President of Manufacturing, and being responsible for all areas of the company. Operating two plants, one in Palmer and one in West Springfield. Jack also served many civic clubs with great passion. He was a 30 year member of the Ludlow Lodge of Elks BPOE 2448. He held numerous positions and offices, having donated his time, talent and services to support the clubs mission including charity’s to the community. He was a 10 year member of the Knights of Columbus, and held numerous offices and positions. He was also a 10 year member of the Tiger Club of Chicopee. Jack was also involved with many printing organizations, related to his position at Turley Publications. He is survived by his wife Cheryl (DeSocio) Mead. A son Jack R. Mead Jr. of Florida, a daughter Barbara Nai of Enfield, CT 2 brothers David LeVeque and Ray Mead, and a sister Ruby. Also survived by several grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, extended family members and friends.

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Funeral Services Celebrating Jacks life will be Saturday November 19 with family and friends gathering at 8:45 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial offered by the Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth in St. John the Baptist Church 181 Hubbard St. Ludlow. Rites of committal in Island Pond Cemetery will be at a later date.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

Catholic Community of Saint Elizabeth
181 Hubbard Street
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: October 1, 1948
Died: November 1, 2011

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