From a contemporary press report:
NEWTON, New Hampshire — John Francis Nally, Jr., 78, died Thursday afternoon at home. Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, he attended Amesbury High. He attended and was an altar boy of Holy Family Parish's St. Joseph Church in Amesbury.He served in the Army during World War II and a received the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf Cluster. He served and was wounded in battle at Anzio, Italy during the war and later again in France. Mr. Nally retired from the Army after more than 20 years of service, which included several posts in the U.S. and in Panama, Germany and Korea.
Captain Nally was the commanding officer of the National Guard Training Center in Fort Greene, Narragansett, Rhode Island, before he retired. He then served for 10 years in the U.S. Postal Service in East Greenwich, Rhode Isalnd, where he lived for 15 years before moving to Newton.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Irene T. (Cloutier) Nally; sisters, Margaret W. Nally of Newton and Elizabeth Hartwell of South Hampton; sons and daughters-in-law James J. and Cynthia of Arundel, Maine, John M. and Ruth Ann of Northfield, and Daniel P. and Lisa Marie of East Kingston; daughter Ann Connolly of Marblehead, Mass.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish's St. Joseph Church, School Street, Amesbury. Private burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
NALLY, JOHN FRANCIS JR
- CAPT US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 03/04/1940 – 11/30/1962
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/28/1922
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/27/2000
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/04/2000
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6-N1 ROW 13 SITE 6
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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