John Charles Manoog Jr., “Jack”, of Cotuit, passed away peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on August 10, 2017. Jack was born in Philadelphia and raised in Worcester, MA. He was the son of Ann (Shine) and John C. Manoog. He attended Worcester Academy High School, where he was the captain of the football and track teams. He attended Colby College on a football scholarship, but was forced to transfer due to injury. He later graduated from Clark University with a degree in business.
Jack was the loving husband of his devoted wife Jean for 58 years, until her passing in 2008. He is survived by his three children Nancy Manoog, Deborah and James Mills, and John and Nicole Manoog. He had two loving grandchildren, Jack and Annalise Manoog. He also leaves his sister Carol.
He also leaves behind close friends Edward Landers, Tony McNabb, and Cheri Gelson. Also, his friends at the coffee shop, where he enjoyed hours friendship and camaraderie in his later years.
In Jack’s early career, he worked in the corporate world and rose to the level of Vice President of Independent Lock Corporation, an international lock and metal fabrication manufacturer. He later worked with his father, John C. Manoog, Sr., in several different ventures, including electronics corporation Electro Specialties, television manufacturing, hair care products, vending machines, as well as several other businesses.
In the early 1970's, Jack moved his family from Worcester to Cape Cod to pursue a career as a real estate developer. Jack built hundreds of homes and commercial buildings all throughout Cape Cod, from Mashpee to Truro. He later took that building experience and used it to transition to the resort business. He and his business partner, Angelo Rosso, then built several resorts in Cape Cod, western Massachusetts, and Pompano Beach, Florida.
In the late 1990's, Jack’s career took another turn, and he started a construction finance company with his daughter, Nancy. Jack and Nancy financed the construction of several hundred homes and business over the years. At age 87, Jack was working hard at the business, going into the office every day and always searching for new deals.
Although Jack had success in the business world, his greatest achievement in life was as a tremendous son, husband, father, and grandfather. Jack always put his family ahead of everything else in life. His driving motivation was never what he could do for himself, but what he could do for his family. His greatest joy was derived from providing for people he cared about.
Jack’s greatest loss in life was the passing of his wife Jean. He would say on a daily basis that losing her never got any easier and he missed her more and more each passing day. He visited her grave almost every single day for the past eight and one-half years. Finally, they are together again.
Jack was a wonderful father, who had an undying love for his children. They always knew how much he loved them and that he would always be there for them, no matter what. Through all stages of their life, until the time he passed away, they always knew their dad would fight to protect them from anything.
The greatest joy in Jack’s last several years was the relationship that he had with is two grandchildren. He was their friend, protector, and champion. He got total joy experiencing their successes with them and was always there to support them when things got hard. He instilled in them the work ethic, drive, and love of family that made him the special person that he was. He will be lovingly remembered and forever missed.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S. Main Street, Centerville, MA at 11:00 a.m. on Friday August 18, 2017. A reception at The Roadhouse restaurant will follow from 12:30-2:30.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cape Cod Needy Fund.
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