John W. Kershaw, 82, formerly of Barrington

Posted 12/1/20

John W. Kershaw, 82, passed on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in Jupiter, Fla. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Georgette (Langevin) and father of Michele Ann Kershaw. John also leaves behind his …

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John W. Kershaw, 82, formerly of Barrington

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John W. Kershaw, 82, passed on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 in Jupiter, Fla. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Georgette (Langevin) and father of Michele Ann Kershaw. John also leaves behind his dear brother Jim and sister-in-law Susan Kershaw of Rumford. He was preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Katherine (Dwyer) Kershaw, and brother Larry.

Born in Washington, D.C., he moved to Rhode Island with his family as a child and lived most of his life in Barrington. He was also a long-time resident of Palm City, Fla. before moving to Jupiter earlier this year.

John was a civil trial lawyer practicing in Providence for 45 years and was a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a graduate of Barrington High School, the College of the Holy Cross and Boston College Law School. Between college and law school, John was an officer in the US Navy for four years of active service and he continued to serve in the Navy Reserve for many years thereafter. John loved Holy Cross and was an active alumnus and past president of the General Alumni Association. He received the In Hoc Signo award from Holy Cross in 1986 in recognition of his service and contributions to the college.

Throughout his life, John enjoyed reading, golfing, watching sports and playing cards.

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