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John H. Souther Sr.

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A longtime resident of Malden. Passed away on Tuesday, September 26th, after a brief illness. John was born in 1943, the son of Everett and Dorothy Souther. He was raised in Everett, and soon after completing his education, he enlisted in the US Army to help our country’s fight during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the Boston area and settled down in Somerville. In 1971, John married his sweetheart, Eileen Clain. The two settled down together in Somerville to raise their family, until 1976, when they relocated to Malden. John had worked as a Steel Worker for the Boston Steel Company in Malden until his retirement.  His life revolved around his family, and he enjoyed traveling with his wife as well as playing poker and pool with his sons.

He is survived by his children, James McLeod and wife Rosario of Malden, Fred McLeod and wife Holly of Manchester, NH, Kim Ferretti and husband Donald of Windham, NH, John H. Souther Jr. and wife Jennifer of Malden, Scott Souther and wife Michelle of Lynn, Daniel Souther and wife Tracy of Manchester, NH, and Brett Souther of Peterborough, NH, his siblings, Edward Souther of VA, Joseph Souther of OK, Lillian Scheri  of Amesbury, Florence Lauziere of Ashby, and David Souther of Methuen, as well as 17 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. John was preceded in death by his wife Eileen, his daughter Kellie McLeod, his sisters Rosemary Kyle and Dorothy Lemay, and his brothers, William Souther, Thomas Souther, and Robert Souther.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 2, at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden with visitation from 3:00 PM to 6:30PM and a prayer service starting at 6:30. 

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