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John A. Luther

Obituary for John A. Luther

October 23, 1926 - November 7, 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts | Age 94


John A. Luther, 94, of Somerville, formerly of Stoneham, died on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Born in Boston on October 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Allen) Luther.

John was raised in Somerville; he proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. John served on the USS Pillsbury, DE 133 during the war and was part of the task group that captured the only German sub off the coast of Africa. John had been a Stoneham resident for 47 years and was retired from Stoneham Ford. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Stoneham and was the past president and coach for Stoneham Youth Hockey.

He was the beloved husband of the late Martha L. (Cosgro) Luther. John is survived by his loving children, Janet Moylan and her husband Jim of Bristol, CT, Karen Armata and her husband Andy of Wilmington, Susan Corbett and her husband Don of Hooksett, NH, John Jr. and his wife Kim of Stoneham, Nancy McDevitt and her husband Bill of Marco Island, FL, Mary Fiore and her husband Jim of Wakefield, Tom of Wilmington, Barbara Bates and her husband Jim of Andover, Chris and his wife Cindy of Orlando,FL. Devoted Papa/Pa of his 16 grandchildren and 9 1/2 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends here and in Ireland.

John was predeceased by his two brothers, Thomas Luther and Edward Luther.

A celebration of his John's life at St Patrick Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham on Saturday at 10 AM. Interment will be at St Patrick's Cemetery in Stoneham with military honors. Calling hours to be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Boston Food Bank at 70 SouthBay Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. Or, Veteran's of Foreign Wars at

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McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home Inc

322 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
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