John T. “Jock” Conroy III of Lowell, MA “Let me tell you about my day”


5767-ConroyJohn T. “Jock” Conroy, III, 66, of Lowell passed away on April 12, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was married to Jean (Fowler) Conroy with whom he would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on August 23, 2016.

He was born August 3, 1949, in Lowell the son of Mary A. (Burke) Conroy of Dracut, MA and the late John T. Conroy, Jr. He attended Sacred Heart School in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School.

Jock retired from the Teamsters, where he worked at Stop and Shop and Purity Supreme as a truck driver. He built up his own company, J&J Pallet & Trucking Inc, started in 1985.

Jock was generous of himself and loved nothing better than to reach out and help friends and family. A friend to everyone he met, Jock was warm and loving and he will be dearly missed by many. Jock was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

Besides his wife of 45 “glorious” years, and his mother Mary A. (Burke) Conroy of Dracut, he is survived by three children, Shannon Conroy of Westford, John “Jock” Conroy, IV of Lowell, and Timothy Conroy of Lowell; his beloved chihuahua, Phoebe; his sister, Meredith (Conroy) Rickheit with her husband, Peter Rickheit of Lakeland, Fl; his brother Michael Conroy with his wife Sarah Conroy of Tyngsboro; sisters-in-law Nancy DiMeo, with her husband Robert DiMeo of Dunstable, Carolyn Barney, with her husband Chuck Barney of Groton and his brother-in-law Allen Fowler, with wife Joyce Fowler of Londonderry, N.H. He is also survived by his aunt Theresa (Burke) Hall of Gardner and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. A celebration of Life will be held Fri. at 1pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Noble Family Animal Care & Adoption Center, 400 Broadway St., Methuen, MA 01844.





April 14, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home


April 15, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Ruth Ellen & Peter says:

    Dear Jean
    Peter & I are so very sad to hear of Jock’s illness and death. He was such a vibrant person and so outgoing & kind. Hopefully you will find some comfort in knowing the pain is over for him. Sending you virtual hugs and love. Also love to your family for their loss.

  2. Donna Finn says:

    My prayers are with all of you my heart goes out to you

  3. Maura Daly says:

    My deepest condolences to the Conroy family with special thoughts to Mary, Merry and Mike. So very sorry for your loss. Many fond and fun memories of Jock growing up in the old neighborhood. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love & Peace always.

  4. The Caisse Family says:

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Conroy family. Jock was a rare soul who lit up the room wherever he went. He will be greatly missed by all. Peace & Love, Chris, Kristen and Skylar Caisse

  5. Evagrio "Vaag" Mosca says:

    My deepest condolences to the Conroy family. May Jock rest in eternal peace. May his family and friends know that they will be missing one of the great gems of humanity.

  6. Candice Fowler says:

    Dear Aunt Jean,
    Words just don’t express the depth of our sympathy to you and everyone in the family. Stan and I are so saddened by Uncle Jock’s passing and know there will be a giant void in all our lives. We love how you managed to capture his spirit with “Let me tell you about my day”! Sending virtual hugs and love today….we will give them tomorrow!
    XO ~ Candi and Stan

  7. The Maynard Family says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  8. Joe Kelley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to work for Jock at the pallet company. Jock was a great boss, but an even better man. I will always be grateful for having known him.

  9. Adeline Murphy says:

    Jean and family I am so sorry for your great loss. Jock was a wonderful man who brought joy to everyone he met he will be missed by many. I will keep your family in my payers to help you through this sad time.

  10. Brian Jason says:

    Jock and I grew up in the same neighborhood, at one time we drove trucks for the same company. Jock was always smiling patting you on the back with his hand out to shake your hand. He’d always say to me “Jase, how the hell are ya?” Just terrible that this disease has claimed another victim well before their time. To the Conroy family our prayers and condolences. He certainly will be missed by all that knew him. Brian and Barbara Jason Chelmsford Ma

  11. Kathy Davis says:

    My prayers are with all of you. Jock was so special to everyone, as is your entire family. Prayers & peace , Love, Always, your friend Kathy Davis

  12. Jane Millett says:

    SO very sorry for your loss, Jean and family. Jock was such a jovial soul and a supporter to all whom he met, what a rare quality! He was such an unusual advocate for those who needed his help…hope you can all realize what he meant to those of us he touched. He visited Mom several times and brought great light into her life toward the end! She loved his “joi de vivre”, spelling could be off, but hope you understand! He was “a FORCE”, for sure! I know he will be greatly missed, but know his time on this earth was well-spent. Please know he was SO well-thought-of and very well appreciated! Great Memories of a life Well-Lived!

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