John M. Fleming

  • Born: November 10, 1939
  • Died: August 24, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Maher Fleming, 80, of Manchester, died August 24, 2020 after a period of declining health.

Born in Manchester on November 10, 1939, he was the son of James and Agnes (Maher) Fleming. He graduated St. Anne Grammar school in 1953 and St. John's Preparatory School in 1957. He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Anselm College in 1961.

Prior to retiring as a major, he served in the US Marines in active duty for 12 years including 2 tours in Vietnam, along with an additional 8 years in the Reserves. He retired in June 1996 from the US Navy Transportation Department after employment for 20 years.

John will be remembered as a loving and caring man who always recognized and appreciated the kindness of others. His wife, Joan (Vodoklys) Fleming predeceased him in 2013.

Family members include his sister-in-laws, Ginny and Paul O'Brien of Amesbury, MA, Kathy and Sandi Goretti of West Boylston, MA including several nephews and nieces and his friends, Andy and Sue Dery of Manchester.

There are no public calling hours. A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, August 31st at 11:30 am in St. Joseph Cemetery, 448 Donald St, Bedford, NH.

Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one's choice.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

John was a dear friend of mine during his time in Washington DC. John, Joan and I would get together at his house or mine for dinner often. He asked me to come to his retirement party, the only one there who did not work with him. He was a treasured friend, a good husband and a kind man. God bless you John, I will miss you.

Posted by Kevin DeLany - Woodbridge, VA   August 30, 2020

To the Fleming Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns

Posted by A friend   August 29, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends, for the loss of my dearest friend John! I got to know John during his time at BHT Manor. We became very close over the last two years. He was one of the kindest, most gentle man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss him always! Love you always Fleming! XO

Posted by Sandra Twarog - Manchester, NH - Friend   August 28, 2020

Mr.Fleming, Thank you for your service RDM Windham NH Semper Fidelis

Posted by - Friend   August 28, 2020

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