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John F. Shine

October 30, 2017
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John F. Shine 82 of Alexandria, VA, formally of Medford, MA passed away on October 30th. Raised in Medford, graduated from Medford High in 1952. Following his military service where he was deployed in Korea, John joined the Department of Labor in 1961 at the age of 26, as a grade 2 typist. He retired 25 years later, in 1986, as the Department of Labor’s Deputy Comptroller.

He leaves behind his partner of 27 years, Patrick M. McClure, He was the son of the late Thomas & Ida [Mabardy] Shine. Devoted brother of Mrs. Barbara Norton and Mrs. Elizabeth Awad, Thomas and his sister-in-law Diane Shine, his late sister Rosemary [Fitzgerald, Fahey] and his late brother James Fitzgerald. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers contributions in John’s memory to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Life will be at the Gaffey Funeral Home, 43 High St., MEDFORD SQUARE, on Sunday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. To send condolences or sign guest book, please visit:

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