Braintree John B. Byrne, age 96, died peacefully on June 26, 2008 at the Golden Living Center, Cohasset, after a short stay. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Johnston) and his loving daughter, Mary Byrne. He is survived by his sons John R. Byrne of Weymouth and William E. Byrne of St. Augustine, FL and his daughter, Nancy E. Stebe of Tucson, AZ. He is the brother of Vincent P. Byrne of Quincy, Regina (Jeannie) Burkinshaw of South Yarmouth, the late Joseph Byrne and the late Mary Burke. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. John was born in Dorchester and lived there for forty years before moving to Braintree in 1952. He was well known in the Dorchester area due to his many business and civic activities which included being the President of the Byrne, Dailey & Pike Insurance Agency, a Director of the Massachusetts Cooperative Bank and also Columbus Travel Service. He served as President of the Dorchester Board of Trade and the Dorchester Kiwanis Club and for many years as a Trustee of the Cedar Grove Cemetery. During his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Elizabeth and in particular visiting his many friends in Ireland while organizing Irish Travel Programs for Columbus Travel of Dorchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Thomas More Church, 8 Hawthorn Road, Braintree, Wednesday, July 2 at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in Johns memory may be made to the charity of your choice. For information and directions visit, www.dolanfuneral.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-ledger/obituary.aspx?n=john-b-byrne&pid=112539006#sthash.W5N07gsL.dpuf
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