John M. Enright
Camden — John M. Enright, 70, died at home, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, with his wife, Louisa and his sister, Maryann Enright at his side. John chose the outstanding staff of Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice and Dr. Ira Mandel to manage the last stages of his cancer, and they kept him so comfortable that he was out in the community up until the Saturday preceding his death.
John attended St. Clements High School (1960) and Tufts University (1964), both in Medford, Mass. He graduated from Tufts with a bachelor of the arts in government. Having completed the Tufts’ ROTC program, John was sworn in as an officer in the United States Air Force and was assigned to the 544th Aerospace Reconnaissance Technical Wing at Offutt Air Force Base in Offutt, Neb., where he worked in intelligence (1964-1968). At Offutt, he met and married, in 1966, Louisa Philpott, the daughter of Lt. Gen. Jammie M. and Lucy Bryan Philpott.
John worked at Planning Research Corporation from 1968 to 1992, first working in Intelligence Systems and then moving to Civil Systems in 1978, where he was made a vice president. He worked at Andover, Mass.-based Dynamics Research Corporation from 1992 to 2004 as their Washington, DC, marketing representative.
John and Louisa lived in Falls Church, Va., from 1968 to 2004. John, at 32, was elected to the Falls Church City Council in 1974, the youngest councilman ever elected at that time. He was a commissioner of the Northern Virginia Planning District. He retired to Camden in 2004, and John often expressed that these years were the happiest of his life.
In Camden, John served on the Board of Directors of the Camden Area Futures Group, The Coastal Counties Workforce, The Camden Conference, and The Community School. And John served as Roger Moody’s treasurer during Moody’s two successful campaigns for Knox County Commissioner. John was a member of the Camden Rotary and the Mid-Coast Forum for Foreign Relations.
John was predeceased by his parents, John Joseph Enright and Norah T. O’Connell of Ireland and Somerville, Mass. John is survived by his wife, Louisa; his sister Maryann Enright, a Sister of Saint Joseph in Boston and his brother, James Gerard Enright of Surprise, Ariz.; his sons and his daughters-in-law, J. Michael Enright and Tamara Kelly Enright; Bryan J. Enright and Corinne Casacio Enright, all of Isle of Palms, S.C.; and his grandchildren Bowen, Kelly, Talula, Wilhelmina, and Ailey.
John’s life was celebrated Jan. 12 at the Camden Congregational Church in a service led by the Rev. T. Richard Snyder and Maryann Enright, csj.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Enright family at longfuneralhomecamden.org. Memorial donations may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.