John Henry Hackett


SOUTH PARIS — John Henry Hackett, 84, of Mechanic Falls, died Tuesday, May 17, at the Maine Veterans Home.

He was born in Minot on Sept. 8, 1926, the son of Emery and Nettie Eves Pollard Hackett. He attended schools in Minot and Mechanic Falls and had been employed as a mechanic and later at Marcal Paper Mill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in Okinawa, and received four medals for his service.

He was also a farmer, something he enjoyed very much, as well as gardening, dancing and flowers. He enjoyed listening to country music with his special grandson, Todd.

He is survived by his children, Brenda Coleman, Jo-Ann Hutchinson and her husband, Jim, both of Mechanic Falls, Barry Hackett, of Arizona and Barbara Whittemore and her husband, Danny, of South Paris; grandchildren, Katie Sturtevant, Dan Coleman, Andy Coleman, Todd Hutchinson, Rob Hackett, Steve Hackett, Lana Whittemore, Bruce Whittemore and Kelly Whittemore; great-grandchildren, Kody, Tyler, Ashton, Gracie and Gavin; a sister, Harriet Walsh, of Minnesota; and a stepson, Jeff Hooker, of Detroit; and his two former wives, Margaret Brissette and Virginia Hackett.

He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Gerald Coleman; a stepson, Jim Hooker; and four brothers, Robert, Parker, William and Ralph.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Unit B at the Maine Veterans Home.

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