July 16, 1919 ~ June 8, 2002

Born in: Waterbury, CT,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

John Joseph “Jack” Linnane, Jr., 82, of 35 Lynndale Avenue, Asheville, died Saturday, June 8, 2002, in an Asheville hospital. Mr. Linnane was born in Waterbury, CT, and was a son of the late John Joseph Linnane, Sr and Rose Cecelia Finn Linnane. He was a 1937 graduate of Hillhouse High School in New Haven CT, was a Coast Guard veteran of WW II, and moved to Asheville in 1963. He was retired after 31 years with the Air Weather Records Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He was an active member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the church Men’s Club. He is survived by his wife, Helen P. Linnane; two daughters, Mary Patricia Linnane Biggers of Asheboro and Maureen Theresa Linnane Smathers of Leicester; two sons, William Patrick Linnane of Port Richey, FL, and John Kevin Linnane of Allen, TX; ten grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. John M. Pagel at 2:30 pm Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Private burial will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 919 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. My Dad was a great person. Very loving to all and a pleasant personality. I am so grateful for the life lessons he provided me and know that he will continue to guide me from above.
    Rest assured your children are watching over Mom. Mary and the Maude have been relentless. The caring qualities they’ve demonstrated can directly be attributed to skills you instilled in each of us. Thank you for this and thank you to my sisters.
    Sorry Dad, the Reds are still in the cellar and President Bush is leading the best country God created to glory. You can be proud you voted for him! Love forever. Your youngest Son.


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