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John M. Killion Dec 9, 2016

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.






#46 Parker family 2016-12-21 20:23
To the killion family,
We just heard of the passing of dr. Killion! He was an inspiration to many! my deepest sympathy to you and your family! He was the best!
#45 Carol Petrasky 2016-12-20 12:51
My deepest sympathy to the Killion family My thoughts and prayers are with you. God be with you all.
#44 Stephen Chapdelaine 2016-12-20 01:10
Dear Michael and the entire Killion Family.

Ann and I wish to express to you our sincere condolences on your recent loss of one of your family. We think of you often.
#43 John Byron 2016-12-19 23:38
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Killian family at this difficult time. Our sincere love and appreciation of your family is ever present.
Love always.
Byron family
#42 Kelsa Zereski 2016-12-19 19:17
Dear Killion family,
I just learned of John's passing and wanted to reach out to share what you probably already know, which is that John was an incredibly positive and helpful person. Every time I interacted with him at work he was smiling. He volunteered for our golf tournament each Spring and always asked how else he could help us. I know he was proud to raise funds for the National Brain Tumor Society and was grateful for each day. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hold your memories close as you move through this difficult time.
#41 Donna Ciccio Bryant 2016-12-17 14:21
Heartfelt sympathies to all of you and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
#40 Donna Canuel 2016-12-17 12:11
My sincere sympathy to Dr. Killion and all the family. May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time.
#39 Richard Couto 2016-12-16 22:57
My sincere condolences and prayers to all family members and close friends. I am sorry that John passed at such a young age. My you all find strength in Christ's love.
#38 Joan StGeorge 2016-12-16 17:15
My condolences to the Killion Family. I will pray for ohn.
#37 Ed Gagnon 2016-12-16 15:54
My deepest Sympathies to the entire family! May you all find comfort in the happy memories of John and what a great Husband, Father and friend he was to all. May he rest in peace!
#36 Melissa Reardon 2016-12-16 13:24
Kathy and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

Melissa Richard Reardon
#35 The Anderson Family 2016-12-16 09:52
Dear Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
#34 The Siddall Family 2016-12-16 04:37
Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this sad loss of a beautiful life. John has earned his wings and shall look down upon all of you. We are so sad for all of you and will prayer for peace and healing. God bless your beautiful family.
#33 Katrina Papillon 2016-12-16 02:37
My deepest condolences to John's family. I had the privilege to work with John at BCBSMA years ago and he was a wonderful person, generous and kind and with a wicked sense of humor. I remember him fondly and wish his family peace.
#32 Jeffrey Byron 2016-12-16 01:30
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#31 Diane DeSantis 2016-12-15 21:31
Though decades have passed, I have never forgotten how kind & gentle John was in high school. I am glad to read his life touched so many for years after. Deepest condolences to his family, loved ones.
#30 Elaine Flamand 2016-12-15 19:33
To Dr. Killiion and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy! He is now in heaven with his mom and Jesus. Fondly, Elaine Flamand
#29 Elaine Flamand 2016-12-15 19:29
I used to work with John while he was at Bishop Feehan and he worked part time as a cook at the Tri-Boro Plaza Bliss Bros. He was one of the nicest young man I ever met. He was polite to everyone and had a good sense of humor. I wish all his family my sincere sympathy and know he is now with his mom and Jesus in heaven
#28 Hillsgrove House 2016-12-15 15:22
Our deepest sympathies to your family. We are wishing you all peace during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Your friends from Hillsgrove House
#27 Sandy Dalton Goodwin 2016-12-15 15:14
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Killion family.
#26 Sandy Dalton Goodwin 2016-12-15 15:02
So sorry to hear of your loss . The Killion family are in my thoughts and prayers .
#25 Dori Strumar 2016-12-15 01:11
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Killion family. John was a classmate of mine at Bishop Feehan. John always had kind words for all an was willing to help and offer encouraging words when needed. He was such a kind soul. John will be greatly missed by everyone. He holds a very special place in the hearts of the entire Class of 1981. It is of some comfort to know he is now one of the special angels looking down upon us. May he rest in Peace.
#24 Pat and Tom Thibault 2016-12-14 23:15
We are so sorry to hear of John's death. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and help you get through this difficult time.
#23 Leslie Baptist 2016-12-14 23:00
Cheryl and family,
Jack and I are so very sorry for your loss.
#22 Jane Olsson 2016-12-14 19:16
Dr. Killion and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved son John. You have our deepest sympathy.
With Sadness and Hope, Jane Olsson and the Laverty Family
#21 Steven LaFond 2016-12-14 16:45

As a member of National Brain Tumor Society, I got to know John by sharing his story, talking with him at so many events, and sharing more than a few strong hugs. He was a fantastic man, and I'm so honored I knew him and got to meet a few of you.

With love,

Steven LaFond
#20 The Lattari Family 2016-12-14 14:58
Peace, prayers, and blessings.
#19 Jessica 2016-12-14 14:16
My sincerest condolences to John's family. He was such a kind and gentle person - always had a smile and a "hello" when I would see him at work. God bless to you all during this difficult time. Peace and prayers.
#18 The Moore Family 2016-12-14 13:19
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
#17 The Bemis Family 2016-12-14 13:06
Bryana, Emma, Jay and Ayla; our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. We hope the the happy times you had with your dad shine through now and always. Keep those memories close to your heart and they will help you through .
Cheryl, we know your love and strength will get your family through this complicated time.
We love you always.
#16 Liz and Dan Flynn 2016-12-14 11:59
Dan and I are so very saddened by the loss of John. Every memory always has him smiling and ready to offer a kind word. We send our love and prayers to your beautiful family and pray for peace in your hearts.
John is gone from our sight, but will live on in all of our hearts.
#15 Christina LeCompte 2016-12-14 11:49
Dear Dr. Killion,
I'm so sorry about the loss of your beloved son.
My deepest sympathy to you & your family.

Sincerely, Christina LeCompte
#14 Ryan Di Corpo 2016-12-14 06:25
Sincerest condolences to the Killion Family, the Bishop Feehan community, and the Providence College community. May he rest in eternal peace. Amen.
#13 Melissa Hathaway 2016-12-14 04:33
We are so sorry for this loss. May God bring comfort to John's family and to his father Dr. Killion. Prayers for such a wonderful family. Death is not forever.
#12 Kelly Pappas 2016-12-14 03:43
My deepest condolences to the entire Killion family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you can find solace in your faith and knowing he is at peace. God bless you all.

Kelly (Varrieur) Pappas
#11 The Forget Family 2016-12-14 01:35
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
#10 Amy Marotta 2016-12-14 00:34
John was my friend. We met through the acoustic neuroma group. He helped me to stay positive through my journey, and always had the right words to say. He will always have a place in my heart.
#9 Cathy McDonagh 2016-12-14 00:26
I was lucky to know John and reconnect with him on facebook and this summer as he worked diligently planning our 35th high school reunion. John was so capable and caring. It was evident how much he loved his family. Your loss is great. I wish I had the right words, just know I care.
#8 Linda Ausiello 2016-12-13 22:48
Our deepest condolences to the entire Killion family. Every one of you is kind and loving- as was your dear brother, father, husband, son. Dr. Killion and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love,
Linda, Leigh and Hope Ausiello
#7 Becky Maxwell 2016-12-13 21:41
I knew John the the ANA and I looked forward to his inspiring words. I donated to his ride in 2015 and have the Killin' It Everyday bracelet. I wore this bracelet to my own surgery in late 2015. He was so inspiring, upbeat and positive ALWAYS. I am so very sorry for your loss. John was a special man, it was clear to see that without ever meeting him in person.
#6 Jackie Hurley 2016-12-13 20:48
Words cannot express the loss of this sweet wonderful man, whom I only knew through The Acoustic Neuroma foundation. I pray that the wonderful memories of John will help sustain in loved ones and family! May he ever rest in the arms of our Lord!
#5 ray guillette 2016-12-13 20:29
Martha and I will keep all the Killions in our thoughts and prayers. I will retain so many happy memories of John as a child, teenager, and proud father.
#4 Lauren 2016-12-13 20:18
So many people loved you John. You inspired me to be a more adventurous person during my AN tumor post op. You helped me through my mother's brain tumor journey. Live life. I wrote to you last week to say hello. Now I am writing a very sad note to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you. Much peace and love to you my friend.

My sympathy goes out to your family. I want to hug them all.
#3 Donna Welch Caswell 2016-12-13 19:37
My sincere condolences and prayers to all family members and close friends. John was such a sweet, kind, sincere, fun, generous man that lived life to the fullest and desired to help others do the same. He shared many inspirational quotes with me and prayers for me during some difficult times. John you will be greatly missed.... a gift to us all now in the arms of Jesus. The following John shared with me: I made you and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. Isaiah 46:4.
#2 Barbara Mitchell 2016-12-13 19:16
Karen - What a beautifully written obituary about a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences to you & your family on the loss of this special man. May you find comfort in your happy memories of John.
Barbara Mitchell (HPHC)
#1 Denise Bishop 2016-12-13 19:08
My deepest sympathies to John 's family. My God hold you in his arms.

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