RIP: The Rev. John M. Balcom

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. John M. Balcom in Northampton on Jan. 3, 2017. John served parishes in Newton Highlands, Chelmsford, Holbrook and Walpole.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Home, 87 North Pleasant Street, Amherst.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church, 14 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst.

May the soul of God’s faithful servant departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Faithfully yours,

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris

Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Jeanne Balcom (widow)
2 Autumn Lane
Amherst MA 01002

Memorial donations may be made to:
Grace Church
14 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst MA 01002


Dakin Humane Society
171 Union Street
Springfield MA 01105