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4601 Ave N
BROOKLYN, NY 11234
Phone: (718) 377-5200
Fax: (718) 258-8282
John Borsare

John Borsare

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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John Thomas (“Jack”) Borsare, age 74, of Brooklyn, joined God in Heaven on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. John was born on September 8, 1945 to John James and Margaret J. Borsare (nee Twomey). John’s mother taught him about faith and fostered his devotion to Mary. John’s father taught him to be courageous and strong. John was raised in a lively, loving family and will be sorely missed by his sisters and brothers, Margaret (“Peggy”) Rossiello, James, Maureen Viani, Richard and Thomas and the outlaws, Guy, Steve and Marianne. They laughed during the good times and supported each other through the worst of times.
A proud veteran of the United States Army, John served his country honorably during the Vietnam War and upon his return, was showered with pretzels and ice cold Coca-Cola.
John was a dedicated caregiver and civil servant. After his discharge from the Army, he joined the New York City Police Department and faithfully protected and served the City for 32 years. Many of his closest friends worked alongside him and remained his buddies for life.
John married his sweetheart and best friend, Barbara Jean (nee Kushner), on August 28, 1971. He was grateful for every day that they spent together, especially enjoying walking to Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach, cruising, trips to Atlantic City and Black Friday shopping trips.
John was like a superhero to his daughters, Eileen Patricia and Robin Ann. He always made sure they had what they needed and encouraged them to do their best. He would wrangle down the apple at the top of the tree because it was the shiniest for them. He lovingly walked each of them down the aisle at their marriages to George and James.
John is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. He knew the latest news about each and every one of them and cherished sharing their stories. Family celebrations, especially Christmas, will never be the same.
John had the gift of gab and had a story for everyone. He enjoyed the Saint Patrick’s Day parade and sharing special times with his friends in the Emerald Society. John also looked forward to spending his summers with his “extended family” at Breezy Point, where he loved to go fishing on the bay side.
John was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with the “breakfast club”. John became fast friends with virtually everyone he met. John was lucky to have supportive and caring neighbors who assisted him without hesitation, even with the most difficult of tasks.
John loved to read and work on crossword puzzles. Most of all, he loved to spend time with and spoil his beloved grandchildren, Sophia Grace, James, Kayleen Ann and Thomas John. Every day was an adventure when they were together. He took pleasure in teaching them many important things, like how to fix a towel rack, how to sew, how to ride a bike and how to pull out their own teeth. He loved to watch them play sports and treated them to buffalo wings, ice cream, pony rides and ice pops. They will miss him terribly.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the N.Y.P.D. Emerald Society Scholarship Fund to benefit the children of our future.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    McManus Funeral Home
    Address
    4601 Avenue N
    BROOKLYN, NY 11234
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    McManus Funeral Home
    Address
    4601 Avenue N
    BROOKLYN, NY 11234
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  • Service

    9:30am
    Location
    St. Marks Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    2609 East 19th Street
    BROOKLYN, NY 11235
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    Notes
    CHURCH SERVICES HAVE BEEN CANCELED, FINALLY SERVICES FOR JOHN WILL BE FROM THE FUNERAL HOME ON MONDAY MARCH 23, 2020 AT 10:30am
  • Interment

    Location
    Calverton National Cemetery
    Address
    210 Princeton Blvd.
    CALVERTON, NY 11933
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Posted at 09:55pm
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Kathleen Galatro

Posted at 01:09pm
Our most sincerest condolences to Eileen and the rest of John's family during this time of morning. From what I have just read there should be many stories for all of you to share and enjoy to keep his memory alive.
May your faith help you.
Wishing you love and peace,
Kathy & Nick Galatro
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Thomas Sullivan

Posted at 02:25pm
The NYPD Emerald Society has a Tribute for Jack Borsare in the Website www.nypdemeralds.com
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George M. Kuzma

Posted at 09:26pm
I always enjoyed spending time with Jack. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to spend enough time together… Unless, of course, we bumped into each other in a casino somewhere… anywhere! It is amazing how much information Jack could get just by sitting at a casino bar about anything… and everything!
But the memory I want to share here is about when I was at a UN event almost twenty years ago and I chatted with the security detail assigned to the venue. After some small talk, I found that they were retired NYPD. I told them that my daughter –in-law, Eileen’s father was a retired NY police officer. They asked his name and I told them.
Nearly a half hour of stories and accolades ensued… I had to break it off to go and network. But, every time they provided securing for an event I attended after that, they would come over and ask how Jack was. Not only was he liked, he was respected. Not only did he get involved, he was depended upon. Not only was he fun to be with, he was the life of the party. I was proud to be associated with him.
Ernest Hemingway once said that a man dies two deaths: once when he is buried in the ground and the last time someone says his name. I have a feeling that Jack Borsare will be immortal.
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Pppatty299@aol.com

Posted at 09:03pm
Jack was a great and fun chatacter..always had a story and a laugh to follow..I will always remember the Grand times we had in Ireland!!!..You will be missed..My prayers for Barbara, Eileen and Robin Ann... Sadly, Patty Lyons
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