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“ So sorry to hear of the death of your dear husband, he is at peace now, no more suffering. This is a very difficult time for you to go...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: VERA piantedosi-divico - MA

“Maureen, I am very sorry for your loss. You and John are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless! ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Paul Costine - Needham - Friend

“Maureen, so sorry for your loss. I know how much he fought but God needed him upstairs. He will always be remembered as a great guy & husband....Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Anthony Bolotte - Brighton, MA

“Maureen,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband John. May your good memories comfort you in the days ahead. Kay (McCarthy) Smith ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kay (McCarthy) Smith - Friend

“He is now resting in peace ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“Maureen, I am so sorry for your loss.you are in my thoughts and prayers Please know that I am here for you. Rest peacefully,John. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Marie Connolly - Falmouth, MA


Mr. John B. Callan, of Waltham and formerly of Brighton, died suddenly on Monday, January 11, 2021 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. He was 83 years old.

John was the son of the late James and Hannah (Bray) Callan and was raised in Newton. In September of 1966 he married Brighton native Maureen A. Costello. They made their home together in Brighton and Scituate before moving to Waltham several years ago. Before his retirement he had worked for the City of Boston Traffic Signal Department as a repairman.

John is survived by his wife, Maureen A. (Costello) Callan and his brother-in-law, Thomas Costello of Brighton.

He was the brother of the late Margaret Mullens.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for his Funeral Mass on Friday, January 22nd, at 10:30 am in Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Brighton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02453 www.saintjudewaltham.org
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be live streamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.

Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.