John M. Cahill M.D.
During his training, the Korean War began and he was stationed in a military hospital in Osaka, Japan. While chief surgical resident at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut he met a beautiful young nurse, Corinne Savoie Haines. He and Corinne married on September 6, 1958 and settled in Cohasset where they raised their five children.
Jack established his academic general surgery career at Boston City Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine. After retiring from the practice of surgery, Jack chose to work for many more years in hospital utilization at Boston Medical Center and finally retired at age 86.
He was a member of the American College of Surgeons, New England Surgical Society, and Boston Surgical Society. He was also a member of the Holy Cross Club of Boston and the Clover Club of Boston. Jack was an active congregant at Saint Anthony’s Parish in Cohasset, serving as a lector, alter server, and CCD teacher. Yearly family ski trips to Waterville Valley were the source of many happy memories.
Jack is survived by Corinne, his loving wife of 60 years and their five children Susan Cahill and her husband Frank Bailey of Wayland; John Christopher Cahill and his wife Robin of Marshfield; Harry Stuart Cahill of Cohasset; Leslie Cahill and her husband Mark Prashker of Savannah, Ga.; Steven Cahill and his wife Stephanie of Newton; and, his five wonderful grandchildren: Matthew and Michael Bailey; and Remy, Ella and Alexandra Cahill. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Connecticut, Vermont, Florida, and California.