John “Jack” Cogan

September 2, 1934 - March 6, 2021

John “Jack” Cogan, 86, a resident of Massachusetts and a seasonal resident of North Fort Myers, Florida for more than 25 years, passed in peace unexpectedly on March 6, 2021 in Ft. Myers Florida.

Jack was born September 2, 1934 in Boston, MA to the late Joseph and Anne Cogan. He was an unmatched Mack mechanic who went on to truck for over 57 years. Jack was a graduate of Boston Trade School and a Veteran of the United States Army.

He was a huge Boston sports fan, and an avid race car enthusiast who proudly was a pit-crew member for Indy Race Car Series driver Bentley Warren.

Jack was proceeded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years Christine “Tena” Cogan. He is survived by his children, Cheryl Heath and her husband Donald of Whitman MA, John Cogan and his wife Sandy of Middleboro MA, Paul Cogan and his wife Cheryl of Bridgewater MA and Christopher Cogan and his wife Kathy of Middleboro MA.

He was the loving and devoted “Papa” of Keith and his wife Abigail, Kimberlee, Steven, Jennifer, Kailyn, Christopher, Nicollette and a soon to be a great-grandfather.  If you asked Jack, what his greatest accomplishment was he would tell you it was being a grandfather. 

He was the brother to Joseph Cogan and his wife Josephine, and the brother to Mary and the late William Cataldo.

He is further survived by his loving companion, Janet Anastasio of nine years in which they shared numerous travel adventures and wonderful memories.

Jack was a combination of someone who loved life and had a firm understanding of what was most important – the simplicity of living life surrounded by those you love. If you didn’t know Jack, you could spot him by picking out the best dressed man in the room.

Jack will always be remembered as a very loved and important man. We wish to celebrate someone who never grew old; and whose smile was the most contagious. He had his loves & dreams and that together is what carried him along. He will be sadly missed by all to include his close friends he called his “snowbird family” at Old Bridge Village in North Fort Myers, Florida.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Massachusetts.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Cathy Willock Mar 12, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    What a nice dedication to Jack. I am so sorry for your loss , He was a good looking man and he will be missed by all

  2. Kristin Kitchen Mar 12, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Forever a smile on his face and a good laugh to be had. Dressed to the nines and ready to have a great time with family and friends.
    You will be missed Jack, thanks for always being the life of the party!
    Sending all our love to the family, we are so sorry for the loss.

  3. Jean galanis Mar 13, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Rip Cogan. Your humor, your smile, and candor will live in our memories. May you rest in peace and dance away with Tena. Love Climo.

  4. Paula Webb Mar 13, 2021 at 11:44 am

    We had the privilege to work with Jack and we are very sorry for the loss of such a great man. May God give you comfort as you walk through this loss. Paula and Wayne Webb

  5. Cicchini Family Mar 13, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    To the Cogan families.
    Very sorry for your loss.

  6. Michelle, Mark. Frost Mar 14, 2021 at 6:16 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of his family and friends at this time.🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

  7. Marie Jasset Mar 15, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Here’s to a life we’ll lived. One devoted to his family, country, hard work, and Boston sports.
    You fought the good fight Jackie, until we all meet again, Rest In Peace!
    Love, Marie and Doug Jasset

  8. Paul Waitze Mar 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Worked for me for years. Great employee and great person.

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