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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
John Nevins

John E. Nevins

Friday, April 19th, 1940 - Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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John E. “Jack” Nevins, 78, died on December 9, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

He was born in Wappingers Falls, NY in 1940 and grew up in Beacon, NY where he met his loving wife of 55 years Mary McVeigh Nevins. He was the son of Katherine Morris Nevins and Wilfred P. Nevins, and brother to Daniel Nevins of Beacon, NY. Jack graduated from Siena College in 1962 and then graduated from Georgetown Law School with a Masters and Doctorate in law. Jack served as litigation attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C., but most of his career he served as VP/Chief Counsel for General Foods USA.

Jack was active in the United Way in Westchester County and Ocean County serving on the Board of Directors. Jack and Mary were passionate members of the Marriage Encounter and Cursillo programs for many years and met so many close friends along the way. After retiring, Jack provided pro bono legal work for the poor in Ocean County, NJ for 20 years, working out of St. Francis Center in LBI, NJ. Jack received the Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service from the Ocean County Council of Agencies. What touched him most was the Humanitarian Award he received from Siena College where he and Mary developed a deep love for the Holy Name Franciscan Order which continues to this day.

Jack is survived by his loving wife Mary McVeigh Nevins of Wappingers Falls, NY; daughters Colleen Nevins Gabler and her husband Mark Gabler of Easton, Maryland, Maureen Nevins Dennett and her husband James Dennett of Fishkill, NY; son John Edward Nevins Jr. and his wife Phyllis Nevins of New Fairfield, Connecticut; sister-in-law Sharon R. Nevins of Beacon, NY and many cousins. He has 9 beautiful grandchildren Jade, Haleigh, Morgan, Nevin Dennett; Walter, Steven, Samuel Gabler; Jake, and Dana Nevins; and will always be remembered as “Poppy”.

Jack enjoyed swimming in the ocean at Long Beach Island, attending church services, playing tennis and basketball, traveling (especially to Ireland), listening to Sinatra, HAPPY HOUR, and his family. Mary is the love of his life and he always remained her soulmate.

Jack will be remembered for his commitment to serving others, devotion to family, community service, generosity, and being a role model for others to follow in living a blessed and selfless life.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 3-8pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 11am at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.

Donations in his honor may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or at Please visit Jack’s Book of Memories at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, December 13th, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Service

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 11:00am
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Interment

    St. Denis Cemetery
    604 Beekman Road
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Christine Komer-Eagen

Posted at 11:07am
I am so sorry for your loss. We were neighbors of the Nevins on Kent St. in Beacon. They were the best possible neighbors. You could tell that Jack was going places. Mrs Nevins saved my life. I was choking on a hard candy,and she helped me. I also babysat for Dan and Sharon's children. I wish that more people were like the Nevins family. By the way, LBI is our favorite place to vacation. God Bless You. iwas in my yrd

Alan Shaver

Posted at 09:40am
Jack was directly instrumental in my being hired by General Foods in 1975, and for a period of a couple of years he was my direct supervisor. In all the years we worked together at GF I highly valued Jack's integrity, kindness and attentiveness to the feelings of others. He was a truly fine man and will be missed. My deepest sympathies to Mary and the family.

Linda Vuolo

Posted at 12:46pm
My heart is full of beautiful memories from growing up next door to you all in New City. Jack was always so generous with his time and love for all of us kids and helped me while I was considering attending Siena College, his alma mater, as well as helping me get my first internship with him at General Foods. It was time for God to call him home, but I am comforted by these and so many memories. My family and I are richer for being lucky enough to have Jack in our lives. With all my love and deepest sympathy, Linda

Margaret Mary Schatzle

Posted at 04:52pm
Dear Mary and Family, I was saddened to hear about Jack's passing. My dad often talked about the good times he had with his cousin Jack. Jack was such a great man. He was so kind to everyone and an inspiration to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Peggy

Margaret Mary Schatzle

Posted at 04:48pm
Dear Mary and family, so saddened to hear about the loss of Jack. He was a dear cousin to my dad and will sadly be missed. Jack was such a wonderful man and did so much for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Peggy

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