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John V. Tata

November 10, 1947 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 73)

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MAGNOLIA- Mr. John V. Tata, 73, of Magnolia, formerly of Leominster, beloved husband of Jocelyn (Glacken) Tata, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Lahey Medical Center, Burlington embraced by Jocelyn, his angel Alyson and his beloved grandchildren.

Born in Fitchburg he was the son of the late Anthony and Helen (Gallagher) Tata. He was brought up in Leominster, the boy from Plastic City and then moving to Boston, Portsmouth, NH and settling in Magnolia 35 years ago. 

An artist at heart, John expressed himself through several mediums; illustrations as was evident through his impressive career with Raytheon where he was well respected for over 40 years as a graphic designer. Through his music as, vocalist, guitarist and bassist. This multitalented band member played almost every weekend and was sought after by several bands, which he played with for many years bringing the unique sound of “Rockabilly” to the north shore and beyond. He eventually put words to paper and he wrote and published “The Boy From Plastic City” highlighting the trials and tribulations of one’s journey from adolescences to adulthood. 

A loving husband, father and devoted grandfather, John adored his family. He worked hard every day to provide for them. He enjoyed the time spent with them hosting get togethers, being involved in the grandchildren’s activities or spending time on the beach in Magnolia. John loved going to the movies, the North Shore Music Theater and Gloucester Stage Company with his beloved Jocelyn. He will be fondly remembered for his many talents, his deep love for family and deeply missed by them.

Surviving John in addition to his wife Jocelyn, of Magnolia, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage are his children, Alyson Jalbert and her husband Richard Jr. and his son Jeffrey Donahue all of Peabody, his grandchildren, Olivia Donahue of Gloucester, Alyssa Jo Brennan of Peabody, Justin Donahue of Kingston, NH, and Daphne Jalbert of Peabody and his beloved canine companion Louis. As his nephew Jason Alan Fuller said “He was a cool cat”.

ARRANGEMENTS: He will be buried in the spring at Magnolia Cemetery. Assisting the family with the arrangements is O’Donnell – Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62) DANVERS. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

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