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John Francis Ragan
  • September 25, 1930
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  • September 27, 2022

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John (Jack) Ragan, of The Villages, FL, peacefully passed away on September 27, 2022 at Cornerstone Hospice with his family by his side.

John was born September 25, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA to the late Frank and Ann Ragan (nee Cosgrove).  John graduated from St. John the Baptist High School in Manayunk.    Shortly thereafter John became a Sales Manager at Sears & Roebuck where he worked for 35 years retiring at the age of 60.   John met the love of his life, Geraldine, while working at Sears.

John will always be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit and love of music.   He was the King of “one liners”!   There wasn’t a person that did not enjoy his presence and he was always kind to everyone.   He had a gentle way about him and always made everyone feel very at home when spending time with him.   John had a passion for golf and was a member of Burlington Country Club in NJ for 35 years before spending his last 10 years playing golf in The Villages, FL.   It was not uncommon for him to shoot below his age when he was 88 and 89 years old and that made him very proud!  Another passion was traveling with his wife, Geraldine, they took many trips to Ireland – they also visited Australia, South America, England and Italy to name a few.   John especially loved Ireland when visiting his best friends – John and Pat Doherty (and family).

John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine Ragan (nee Philbin), daughter Colleen (Dave) Richardson, son Michael (Gina) Ragan, son James (Adrienne) Ragan, seven grandchildren – Erin, Brian, Kevin, Bridget, Bronagh, Patrick and Emily, as well as a great-grandchild Millie.   He will be deeply missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A special thank you to Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Fl for their loving care and support in his last days.   In lieu of flowers – donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Resurrection Parish, 260 Conrow Rd, Delran, NJ 08075 on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 10:00 AM.


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  1. Denis lit a candle:
    18 Oct 2022
    Lit since October 18, 2022 at 10:33:13 AM

  2. Colette Denis says:
    18 Oct 2022
    We hope time accomplish what no word can do and bring some measure of comfort to the family

  3. Colette lit a candle:
    18 Oct 2022
    Lit since October 18, 2022 at 10:27:52 AM

  4. Ryan Ptaszenski says:
    10 Oct 2022
    Uncle John was a great man who made you feel welcome no matter how much time had passed between seeing him. He will be truly missed.

    To the King of Manayunk

  5. Ninette Watson says:
    10 Oct 2022
    John Ragan was always kind and gracious to all. He will be greatly missed.

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