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John J. Muir

June 25, 2021


John Muir of Westwood, formerly of Needham, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.  He was the beloved husband of Anne (Bailey) Muir to whom he was wed for 23 years.

John was born in Newton on January 29, 1963.  He was the loving son of Frederick R. and Mary T. Muir. John grew up in Needham, attended St. Joseph’s School and graduated from Xaverian Brothers High School in 1981.  He went on to further his education, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Finance from Bryant University in 1985. 

John spent most of his working career at State Street Corporation. He enjoyed his job immensely as well as working with his colleagues.  His work ethic was incredible.  John’s greatest pleasure was building a personal relationship with his clients.

John’s number one priority was taking care of Anne, his “bestie” friend, soul mate and loving wife. The two were inseparable, always together whether it was a trip to BJs, Home Depot, the dump or just sharing an evening together. 

John loved to travel with Anne, and took many trips across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.  One of his favorite places to visit was Key West, where he was able to relax by enjoying a sunset sail on the water.

John had another passion, classic cars.  Although he never owned one, he did enjoy attending car shows and he knew a ton about all the different makes and models.

John’s love of sports was evident every weekend when he spent time watching the English Premier Soccer League and the Patriots. 

Time on the Cape with friends was always special.  John loved to host 4th of July parties with friends and he always had a knack for grilling and ensuring no one left hungry. 

Through the years, John became the master of practical jokes.  He got great pleasure in figuring out how to pull off a special prank.  It didn’t matter if it was with friends or family, he always came up with something that was good for a laugh and rolling of the eyes.   He was known for his wonderful generosity and always put others first.  John was a very caring, giving, and funny person….ONE OF A KIND. 


John is also survived by his siblings  of Mary J. Keefe & her husband James E. of Danvers, Anne M. Kelly & her partner David Rogers of Westwood, Frederick R. Muir Jr. & his wife Marcia J. of Needham and Marshfield, Jean Muir McDonald & her husband Daniel B. McDonald Jr. of West Roxbury, Rita F. Muir & her partner Peter Molina of West Roxbury, Julie C. Fahy & her husband Francis of Dedham and West Roxbury and many nieces and nephews.  We have been so fortunate to have had John in our lives and hearts through these years. He will be greatly missed.

Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Thursday July 1st from 4-7 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1360 Highland Ave, Needham, on Friday July 2nd at 10am. Interment is private.  In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to the American Liver Foundation (www.liverfoundation.org.)           





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July 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Mass of Christian Burial
July 2, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
1360 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

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