John F. "Jack" McGaffigan Jr.
Owner, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Jack is a graduate of Northeastern University and the New England Institute of Anatomy & Sanitary Science. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Leisure Studies, and has been a Registered Embalmer & Licensed Funeral Director in Massachusetts since 1984.
A first generation funeral director, his career in funeral service began with his apprenticeship at Rockwell Funeral Service, formerly of Watertown. Shortly thereafter, Jack relocated to the South Shore, where he spent two years working for the Sullivan Funeral Homes of Rockland, Hanover, and Hanson.
Jack and his wife Patricia, later relocated to Groton, where they started their family. Jack is the proud father of Erin, Moira, and Michael.
For over 32 years, Jack faithfully served as a Funeral Director & Embalmer for Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton, Groton, and formerly of Ayer. During this time, he became ingrained in the local community and was blessed with many lasting friendships. Following his lifelong dream of owning a funeral home, he now practices funeral service independently here at McGaffigan Funeral Home, assuming ownership from his predecessor William Hamilton and the Hamilton Funeral Home, Pepperell, MA.
Over the span of his career, Jack has served hundreds of families throughout the Nashoba Valley Area. His approachable demeanor has allowed him to become a trusted resource and friend to many throughout the community. He has had a countless number of local involvements such as: Groton Electric Light Commissioner, Groton Minutemen, Groton Volunteer Fire Department, the former Groton Volunteer Police, Groton Lion's Club "Tail Twister", Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the former Nashoba Deaconess Hospital Group.