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John Francis Trainor

May 17, 1961 — December 10, 2019

WORCESTER-John Francis Trainor, 58, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer.

John was born in Worcester, son of Francis J. and Mary Jane (Grady) Trainor and graduated from St. Peter-Marian CCHS. He then graduated from New England School of Accounting and Worcester State College. John worked for the City of Worcester for many years, most recently in the Worcester Public School system as a facilitator. He had a strong Catholic faith and was a longtime member at St. John's Church. John was very proud of his Irish heritage and created many wonderful memories on his trips to Ireland with his family. He was known as a "people person", always there to advocate or support the less fortunate and socially challenged; a quality found not only in his professional life but also his personal life.

John enjoyed traveling, especially trips to warmer climates with Alicia, spending time at the house on the Cape, and he cherished spending time with his family at gatherings, holidays or simply watching the Patriots games. Six months ago, John became a grandfather to Owen Patrick, a role that brought many hours of laughter, smiles and great joy to him.

John will be dearly missed by his best friend and wife of 35 years, Alicia M. (Makowiecki) Trainor, two children, Eric J. Trainor and his wife Ashley of Worcester and Laura Jayne Trainor of Bennington, VT and his beautiful grandson, Owen Patrick Trainor. John also leaves his father, Francis J. Trainor, two brothers, James M. Trainor and his wife Pamela and Brian J. Trainor and Lisa and a sister, Sharon A. Zenevitch and her husband Mark, all of Worcester, several nephews and nieces and his two trusted yellow lab companions, Indy and Edward.

Visiting hours to celebrate John's life are Friday, December 13th from 4 until 8 pm at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Saturday, December 14th at St. John's Church, 40 Temple Street. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Pan Mass Challenge, 77 4th Avenue, Needham, MA 02494 or by visiting
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Friday, December 13, 2019

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Home

61 Myrtle St, Worcester, MA 01608

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)

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