Jack Russell Lombard, 69
Jack Russell Lombard, born April 1, 1950, died November 15 in Ocala after a short illness. He is survived by his adoring wife, Susan (McGill) Lombard and their dog and Jack’s good buddy, Bingo, along with Jack’s brothers and sisters: Joan Silva, Paul Lombard, Gail Fiore, Gary Lombard, David Lombard, Clifton DeGrace, Debbie DeGrace, Eva DeGrace and Chris DeGrace. He was predeceased by his mother Ruth E. Gomes, his brothers Robert (Bubba) White and Dana Lombard, his sister Delores (DeGrace) Silva, and his Uncle Raymond Cardoza.
Jack was born in Acushnet, Massachusetts, and grew up in Onset as part of a large and loving family – 12 siblings and many cousins, aunts and uncles. He loved seafood and especially enjoyed fishing with his Uncle Raymond. He moved to California to be close to his brother, and close friend, Bubba. While in California, he crafted various skills such as boat repair and fence installation, while still having plenty of time to enjoy a full social life with many good friends.
He returned to Massachusetts in the 1980’s and later met his wife, Sue, at the Cape Cod Factory Outlet Mall, where they both worked. Jack reconnected with family and had many close friends from the mall with whom they went on trips and shared many of life’s happy and sad moments. Jack and Sue married in 2002 and moved to Bonita Springs, Florida, a few years later to be close to Sue’s parents. Jack was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor at local communities and was well liked by everyone – he was always willing to lend a hand and always with a smile on his face. Jack was a member of the Bonita Fairways golf league, where everyone wanted to be his partner – or, so he said.
Just a month ago, Jack and Sue bought a house in Ocala which they had planned to make their home. Sadly, that dream ended upon Jack’s passing.
Those who knew Jack knew his heart of gold, love for his family, sense of humor and beautiful smile. He will be remembered with love.
A Celebration of Jack’s life will be held in Massachusetts at a later date.