John Yard

Obituary of John J. Yard

Middlesex, NJ – John J. Yard, 83, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family at his bedside on July 26, 2021.  Born in Jersey City to the late John T. and Mary (Hayes) Yard, John grew up in Jersey City then lived in North Arlington before settling in Middlesex fifty-two years ago.


An honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, John proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Private First Class E3.  He retired in 1999 from Lucent Technologies where he was a Senior Electrical Technician in the Fairfield office.


An avid outdoorsman, John had a passion for the Jersey Shore and fishing, especially shark fishing where he enjoyed entering numerous tournaments.

Predeceased by his two sisters; Maureen Goodman and Joan Yard and his beloved four-legged friend Max, John leaves behind his loving wife Joyce C. (Bono) Yard and their three daughters; Lori Butrico and Michael and Maria Butrico and Frank, all of Warren and Diane Lorah and her husband John of South Bound Brook.  He will be missed dearly by his seven grandchildren; Frankie, Carly, Marissa, Alexa, Nicole, Danielle and Michael.


Funeral services will be held in Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, NJ 08846 on Friday, July 30, 2021 beginning 10:00am followed by an 11:00am funeral mass at Our Lady of the Mount Roman Catholic Church Chapel in Warren.  Mausoleum entombment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge.


Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 4pm-8pm and on Friday, July 30, 2021 beginning 9:30am.


In lieu of flowers, donations sent to Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, 972 Shoppes Boulevard, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902.



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Middlesex Funeral Home
528 Bound Brook Road
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, July 30, 2021
Our Lady of The Mount RC Church
167 Mt. Bethel Rd
Warren, New Jersey, United States
Prior to mass, additional visitation will be held in the funeral home from 9:30am until 10:00am. Funeral mass will take place in the Chapel.

Mausoleum Entombment

12:30 pm
Friday, July 30, 2021
Somerset Hills Memorial Park
95 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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