In memory of
John M. Radigan
John "Jack" M. Radigan, a resident of Campbell, Calif., passed away peacefully on December 20, 2016, after a brief illness. He was 70 years old. Born in Boston, March 14, 1946. He moved with his family to Hingham, Mass., while Jack was in grade school. He attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School in East Weymouth, Mass., and graduated from Boston College High School in Dorchester, Mass., in 1963. After two years at Boston College he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Jack was a Vietnam veteran. Upon his return from military service he went to work for the Boston Globe until 1981 when he moved to San Jose, Calif. Jack worked for many area newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News from where he retired in 1991. As a boy, Jack enjoyed his time in Boy Scouts Troop 4 in Hingham, especially the summer camp at Camp Child in Plymouth. He spent many hours in ice rinks in his teens and twenties playing hockey all over New England where he made many friends earning their respect with his easy, fun nature and for his love of the game. He was fast and had a hard shot. He was a lifelong fan of every sport and wept when the Red Sox won the World Series. He had an amazing memory for sports statistics and movie trivia. Upon his return to the Boston area after his time in the Army, he picked up the game of darts which he became quite good at. His reason for moving to San Jose was to be closer to the leagues and tournaments. At one point Jack came in as the number 2 dart player in the world, something he was quite proud of. It was while he was playing in a league that he met the love of his life, Pam Goose. They were married for 23 years and soul mates for 35 years. Jacks outgoing personality spilled over into everything he did and affected all those he met. He had friends all over the country, and would easily call any one of them out of the blue, the conversation sounding like he had just spoken to them yesterday. He loved his dogs, especially Travis who stole his heart. Jack is survived by his wife, Pamela Goose; his half-brother, Keith Radigan; and his half-sister, Carol Ann Radigan; stepdaughter, Jennifer Moore; stepson, Jason Goose; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin, his mother, Virginia Radigan, and his father, John E. Radigan. Condolences can be sent to Pamela Goose, 601 El Patio Drive, Campbell, CA 95008-2131. There will be a private interment at the veterans cemetery at Fort Ord, near Monterey, Calif.
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