- Deceased's name: John "Jack" D. Sampson
- Age: 81
- Date: November 30, 2010
- Hometown: Andover
- Survived by: His wife of 51 years, Lorraine (Ripley) Sampson, his brother Lloyd Sampson, his sons Mark Sampson of Andover and Keith Sampson of San Francisco, CA and grandsons John and William Sampson.
John "Jack" Donald Sampson, 81, of Andover passed away at the Lahey Clinic on Tuesday, November 30, 2010.
Mr. Sampson was a devoted husband, father and veteran. At the age of 17, Mr. Sampson joined the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country, with distinction, in both World War II and the Korean War.
He had a long and distinguished career with Bay State Gas Company, including his role as vice president and general manager of the former Lawrence Gas Company. He also served his community and was an active member in many Merrimack Valley business groups, including the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, where he held the position of president, the Lawrence Rotary Club and the Lanam Club. Among his many interests, he enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports.
Funeral services will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne. Arrangements handled by Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main St., Andover.