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John F. Billings

October 10, 1957 — January 31, 2022

Acton, MA

Acton, MA

John F. Billings,64, of Acton, died on January 31,2022 due to COVID and previous health related issues. He was predeceased by his brother Victor J. Billings and his parents C. Myron Billings and M. Marcella (Gibney) Billings


He graduated from Hudson High School class of 1975 and Wentworth Institute, 1979 with a BS in electronic engineering. Directly from college, he began his career at Teradyne Co. where he had previously interned. Eventually his position entailed world travel to China and other Asian locations


As his life progressed, his interest in photography and video production increased. He became self-employed pursuing those fields. To supplement his livelihood, he worked in Customer Service at various locations in the Boston area. The Broad institute in Cambridge brought him into contact with many outstanding people in various fields. He valued his friendships forged there with many of the researchers.


He grew up in Hudson and was always the sibling who kept us informed of the deaths and interesting events of people we had known. As the youngest of four, he never wanted center stage. He loved being the man behind the camera for family functions and videotaping highlights of his nephew and nieces’ development and recently their children’s. John brought our mother to Ireland in her later years, it was a highlight of her life and his as well. John was a bit of a Renaissance man interested in art, photography, music and film. His interests ran the gambit, he shared books at Christmas on an array of topics. He cared for his friends deeply and his wry sense of humor, unique world view and quiet presence will be missed.


John is survived by his brother, Charles Billings of Gloucester; sister Mary Billings Sherman and her husband Peter of Franklin; nephew Ryan Sherman (Jessica) of Norton; niece Kathryn Sherman (Steven Achatz) of Somerville; niece Erin Arruda (David) of Plymouth; John was a great uncle to Ella and Grant Sherman, Peter and Brooke Achatz, and Natalie Arruda.

Funeral and internment services will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in John’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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