In Memoriam

John Strouse

We mourn the loss of another member of the LSHS Class of 1966 who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday of this week. As many of you will remember, John had an indelible ear-to-ear smile for everyone with whom he came in contact during our days together in Lockport and according to all reports that smile never waivered throughout his lifetime.

Our sincerest sympathies and condolences go out to John's sister and our classmate, Marcy Strouse Micelli, his wife of over half-a-century and member of the LSHS Class of 1965, Helen Tomaino Strouse, his two daughters and four granddaughters to whom John was affectionately know as PAPA and the entire Strouse-Tomaino family.

Please click on the link, below, to see a recent picture of John and that infectious smile of his which will live on in the memories of those who knew and loved John.


John L. Strouse

August 17, 1947 ~ November 11, 2021

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TYNGSBOROUGH – John L. Strouse, age 74, a resident of Tyngsborough, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at his home.  He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Tomaino) Strouse to whom he had been married for 52 years.

Born in Lockport, NY on August 17, 1947, he was the son of the late Alton and Gertrude (Ward) Strouse. He was educated in the Lockport school system and was a graduate of Lockport Senior High School.  He later attended SUNY Brockport where he received a BS in business.

John was a former member of the Air National Guard and current member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. 

He was employed as Regional Director of Sales for Welch Foods, having retired in 2010 after 30 years of service.  John had also been a volunteer Firefighter for the Town of Westford for many years and was a member of the Nashoba Valley Ski Patrol.  

John was an avid fisherman, he enjoyed boating, trap shooting, pheasant hunting, golf, making people laugh, dinners and cocktails with friends and his daily meetings with the guys; but his family was his world, especially his four grandchildren.

Surviving John in addition to his loving wife Helen are two daughters and two son-in-laws, Lynn A. and Christian Hoague of Westford and Kelly M. and Christopher Ricard of Littleton; four grandchildren, Paige, Connor, Kasey and Cody; a sister, Marcy Miceli of Brockport, NY; also nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Relatives and friends will be received at the TYNGSBOROUGH FUNERAL HOME, 4 Cassaway Dr., Tyngsborough, on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Tuesday morning with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church, 75 King St., Littleton, MA. Whereas John was a proud cancer survivor, his family suggests gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of John to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via For online condolences or directions, please visit