Justin C. Locke

  • Born: February 25, 1958
  • Died: December 25, 2020
  • Location: Boise, ID, formerly of Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Justin Charles Locke, age 62, formerly of Stoughton, Massachusetts died after battling a long-term illness on December 25th, 2020.

Justin is survived by his 3 children and their significant others, Nathan and Kelly Locke of Lisbon NH, Justin and LeeAnne Hatch of Fremont NH, and Jacob Locke and Graciela Maldanado of Boise, Idaho. In addition to his children, Justin will be lovingly remembered by his 8 grandchildren, Aiden Locke, Alex Locke, Nicole Maldanado, Justin Locke, Tommy Locke, Charlotte Locke, Beauden Hatch, and Elias Hatch. Justin will also be missed by his 2 brothers, Daniel Locke and William "Billy" Locke and 3 sisters, Kathy Portway, MaryAnne Lyerla, and Julie Phipps as well as many nieces and nephews.
Justin was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on February 25, 1958. He was one of 6 children born to Daniel Ansley Locke and Patricia Anne (Keefe) Locke. He told many stories of his antics growing up on Sheehan Street in Stoughton, Massachusetts where he enjoyed playing with his neighborhood friends, reading encyclopedias, or pretending to be a frontiersman in his backyard.

By high school, Justin was a standout football player in the Hockomock League. He was proud to have been a part of the 1975 championship team his senior year. Justin was known for many big plays as a defensive tackle. One of these plays was illustrated by the Brockton Daily Enterprise on October 14, 1975, "...in that closing period Locke made a crushing sack of quarterback...a sickening thud which as Coach Cullen said, 'must have been heard in Boston. I have never seen a harder hit in high school ball in my 11 years of coaching.'" On the field, Justin earned a reputation as tough and determined, qualities that he would carry forward and use throughout his life on many occasions.

Soon after graduating from Stoughton High School in 1976, Justin went to work in the environmental cleanup industry and spent several years at Jetline Services out of Dover, NH. In 1980, Justin married Margaret Doherty of Stoughton, Massachusetts. By 1982 a career opportunity led them to move to Rochester, NH where they raised their 3 children for 20 years. Justin was a dedicated father who always ensured that his children were involved in sports and numerous extracurricular activities. When he wasn't working long hours cleaning up oil spills across the country, his evenings and weekends were often filled watching his kids practice at Roger Allen Park or barbecuing by the backyard pool. By 1990, he partnered in a business in Dover, NH called Environmental Rental and eventually worked for G.A. Climo and Sons in Stoughton, Massachusetts. It was working in these industries that he developed life-long friends that he always spoke of fondly.

In 2005, his fighting spirit prevailed as he battled back from several life-threatening illnesses which led him to retire from project management. After retiring, Justin spent his time chasing hurricanes and traveling around the United States. In the last years of his life Justin spent time in Boise, Idaho with his son Jacob. It was here he found the adventure he sought as a boy and tried his hand at mining for gold, becoming a member of the Idaho Gold Prospectors Association. Not only was Justin an adventurer but he was also a lover of politics and history, and often remarked that "he had a memory like an elephant." A statement his children can attest to. For Justin, every Sunday was set aside for watching football, especially the New England Patriots. He was an animated storyteller and could have you on the floor laughing in minutes. His sense of humor, quick temper, and unique mannerisms will no doubt be remembered by all who crossed his path.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a celebration of Justin's life will occur at a later date. Donations can be made in Justin's name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Times are so much more difficult now with all the social distancing. I can't even imagine how hard this must be for you and for your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm not sure how to contact you but please reach out to me if you want to talk. You were a great friend for a long time and you will always have a place in my heart.

Posted by Leah Fossella - Lakeville, MA - Friend   January 22, 2021

Had a lot of good times !! Thanks for the memories. May you rest in peace. Hugs and condolences to the family <3>

Posted by Cheryl McKusick - ME - Friend   January 04, 2021

Sorry to hear about Justin He was my next door neighbor. We always had Good times wether it was fishing, ice skating, sledding , swimming in McGrath's pool Bike races etc. A lot of good times in our neighborhood everyone always go along and a lot of laughs. He was a great guy. It's sad that he died so young. May you Rest in Peace. Love Sandy Phillips Peterson

Posted by Sandra Peterson - Lakeville, MA - Family Friend   January 03, 2021

Sorry to hear of Justin's passing. Quite a guy! Lot's of memories from growing up in Stoughton with a lot of the families on Sheehan St. We will miss you Justin. Dana Kearns

Posted by Dana Kearns - Belchertown, MA - Friend   January 02, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Jeannie Paciocco - Mashpee, MA - Family Friend   January 02, 2021

Rest in peace u love you cousin justin Locke

Posted by Danielle Diecidue - Palm Bay, FL - Family   December 31, 2020

Your leaving 3 beautiful children inside and out. Job well done.
Rest in peace

Posted by Margaret Doherty - Abington, MA   December 30, 2020

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