Obituary: John F. McElhinney Jr.

John F. McElhinney Jr., at 89
John F. McElhinney Jr., of Hull, formerly of Mission Hill, died peacefully Nov. 25. He was 89.
A Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was the husband of the late Helena Leonard McElhinney. Mr. McElhinney is survived by his daughters: Helena Silva and her husband, John, of Hull, Patricia Collins and her husband, Tim, of Hingham, Eileen Lynch and her husband, Ron, of Hull; and his sons: John F. McElhinney III of Florida, Thomas McElhinney of Boston, and Stephen McElhinney and his wife, Collette, of Cohasset. He also leaves his grandchildren: John A. Silva of Hull, Michael Silva and his wife, Reagan, of Louisiana, Kevin Silva and his wife, Kerrin, of Abington, Kathryn Collins of Boston, Colleen Collins of Hingham, Ryan McElhinney, Erin McElhinney, and Sean McElhinney of Cohasset, Helena Lynch and Patrick Lynch, of Hull; three great grandchildren; and many extended family members. Mr. McElhinney was predeceased by his siblings: Daniel McElhinney, Betty Cahill, and Mary Glynn. 
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