Monday, June 1, 2009

John F. Sherlock Jr.

PhotoSHERLOCK, JOHN F. JR. ESQ., 90, of Robert St, Pawtucket died Saturday, May 30, 2009.

He was the husband of the late Leora A. (Balkcom) Sherlock.

Mr. Sherlock was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late John F. and Mary A. (King) Sherlock Sr. He was a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army serving in Europe during WWII. Mr. Sherlock was an Attorney in the City of Pawtucket for many years.

He is survived by his children John F. Sherlock III and his wife Karen of McLean VA, Matthew P. Sherlock and his wife Patricia of Seekonk MA, Mark P. Sherlock and his wife Paige of Pawtucket, Lauren Petrucelli and her husband Joseph of Duxbury MA, Moira Walker and her husband Ron , and Lisa Roberts and her husband Chris, both of Swansea MA, his brothers Gerald Sherlock of Smithfield, Henry Sherlock of Providence, his sisters, Martina Higgins of Narraganset, Angela Brousseau of Wakefield and Helene Mainor of North Kingston, 13 grandchilden and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Sherlock was the father of the late Leora Costa and the brother of the late Paul Sherlock, Edward Sherlock and M. Frances Campbell

The funeral for Mr. Sherlock will be Thursday at 9:00am from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Marys Church, Coyle Drive Seekonk at 10:00am. His burial with full Military Honors will be in Mt. St. Marys Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours will be Wednesday 4-7pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leora Costa Scholarship Fund C/O RI Hospital 169 Point St, Providence RI, 02903 or Beacon Hospice 1 Catamore Blvd, East Providence RI 02914 in Mr. Sherlocks memory. For online condolences please visit

Original published in the Providence Journal here

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