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John Joseph Hindle

John “Johnny” Joseph Hindle, 63, of Gardner, died peacefully, Monday, January 11, 2021, in his residence.

Born in Lowell on November 24, 1957, he was the son of the Lillian Hindle. He attended Belchertown State School for 18-years, Birch Hill Workshop in 1976, and the BUDD Program in 1989. Johnny was part of the Open Sky Community Services since 2018 and was previously part of Bridge for several years.

Johnny loved Dunkin’ coffee at any time of day.  He loved attending Church at the First Congregational Church of Gardner on Sunday’s and dinners on Thursdays. The thrill of his life was meeting Santa Claus. Johnny loved to travel. His favorite trips included traveling to Cape Cod, New York several times once seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, Bar Harbor, Chinatown and camped at Wakeda Campground in Hampton Falls, NH. He attended several concerts including Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffet and the Mamma Mia Sing-along in Boston.  Johnny enjoyed watching the Paw Sox and Boston Red Sox, camping in New Hampshire, going out to Singapore on Saturday night dancing with the ladies and all his friends. He was affectionately known as the greeter of his home who was always greeted with his beautiful smile. Anyone who entered who did not know Johnny would get to know him rather quickly. 

Johnny is survived by his best friend and housemate, Ed Dwelly, whom he has know since 1986; several other housemates, caretakers, and friends.

Funeral Services will be private. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 28 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of John Joseph Hindle.

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I knew John as a child at the Belchertown State School. I remember an outgoing youth with an inquisitive nature. His speech was a bit tricky to understand but he was very able to make me understand what he wanted. It is so nice to see how his life progressed. Rest In Peace with the angels.

Lorna Lamsa Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

Often John would arrive at our home with my brother Paul for a visit. He usually had his Dunkin Donuts coffee and always had his wonderful smile. It was a pleasure to know John. He made all our lives better. We will miss you John.
Pete, Madeline and Kristy Gamache

Pete gamache Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

John will be deeply missed by all the staff and his peers. Hope you are at peace. Miss you.

Alanna Prentice Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM