Edward J. ‘Jack’ Callaghan, 85, Groveland’s First Harbormaster

Edward J. “Jack” Callaghan, 85, of Groveland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 12 at home. He was the husband of the late Tressa (McBride) Callaghan. Born in Boston on March 30, 1933, Callaghan was the son of the late Edward and Marian Callaghan.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. For his service during the war, Callaghan was awarded the Purple Heart, four Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was employed with the United States Postal Service in Haverhill for several years until his retirement. He was also an avid boater and served as Groveland’s first and original Harbormaster. He enjoyed motorcycles and boats and most especially loved patrolling and boating along the Merrimack River for many years. Callaghan was a member of the Groveland D.A.V. and V.F. W.

Callaghan is survived by his son Glenn Callaghan and wife Christine of Groveland. He was predeceased by his son Daniel Callaghan and his devoted wife of 63 years, Tressa Callaghan. His grateful family would like to express their gratitude to The Compassionate Care Hospice for the great care and kindness they provided him and his family.

Services will be private and are in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local animal rescue or shelter in Callaghan’s memory.