John M. Killion
ATTLEBORO - John Michael Killion passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the age of 53 years old. John was born in Worcester, MA to the late Anita (Thibault) Killion and John J. Killion MD of Attleboro. He was the loving and adoring father of Bryana Killion and her husband Sean Fogarty of Cranston, RI, Emma Killion, Jay Killion and Ayla Killion and their mother, Cheryl Reardon Killion of Attleboro. In addition, he leaves behind six siblings, Kathleen (Killion) Legg of Attleboro, Karen (Killion) Fischbach of Attleboro, Timothy Killion of Bellingham, Daniel Killion of Bellingham, Michael Killion of Attleboro, and Stephen Killion of North Attleboro. John also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who loved him deeply.
John was a graduate of Bishop Feehan High School, class of 1981, received his B.A from Providence College in 1985 and was employed by Reliant Medical Group as Vice President of Payor Contracting and Provider Network Development. He was a star player on the undefeated 1981 Bishop Feehan basketball team and was inducted into the Bishop Feehan Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. He was a survivor of an acoustic neuroma and became an advocate, fundraiser, and spokesperson for the National Brain Tumor Society. John was well known and respected for his passion for life and his desire to make a difference in others’ lives. He was a source of inspiration to so many.
John’s four children were his everything. He loved coaching his children’s basketball teams, and he was exceptionally proud of all his children. John took great pride in each of his children’s achievements but even more pride in who they are as individuals – loving, generous, and compassionate. There is no mountain that John would not move for them.
Anyone who needed help received it from John. There was no problem he couldn’t fix, no fight he wasn’t willing to take on, no inspirational word that failed to come from his lips. He will be missed more than words can say. Those who knew and loved him will honor him by living life to the fullest in love and compassion. As John loved to say, “Live life fearlessly.”
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 16 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main Street, Attleboro. Burial will be held privately at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor and celebration of John’s life to the National Brain Tumor Society at www.braintumor.org.