Obituary of John J. Dineen

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John J. Dineen

July 14, 1874 - July 31, 1937

The Hampton Union & Rockingham County Gazette, August 5, 1937

The death of John J. Dineen is a great shock to this community where he has lived a greater part of the time in past years. Stricken with a sudden heart attack at 10:30 Saturday morning at his summer residence 71 Ocean Boulevard he passed away soon after.

Last Friday Mr. Dineen was apparently in the best of health and played golf with his brother, James A. Dineen, and Jack Doyle, New York betting commissioner, who was his guest at the beach. Saturday morning he suffered a heart attack.

For the past ten years Mr. Dineen had been active in the upbuilding of Hampton Beach as one of the Casino Associates. In the ownership and management of the Casino, Ocean Inn and other property, he was associated with his brother, John E. Cuddy, Jr., and Napoleon L Demara, both of Lawrence. Mr. Dineen had particular supervision over the hotel.

Until 1935, Mr. Dineen was manager of the Modern Theatre in Lawrence, which he and his brother built. He was born in that city 62 years ago, a son of the late Patrick H. and Margaret (Calnan) Dineen.

Besides his brother, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Alice L. Dineen, a teacher in the Lawrence evening school, who is bookkeeper in the Casino office during the summer, and Mrs. Mary C. Hayes, of Peabody; a son, John J. Dineen, Jr., who is active in the management of the Casino ballroom, and a sister, Miss Mary A. Dineen.

A funeral mass was held at St. Patrick's church on the beach at the same time Tuesday morning that mass was celebrated in St. Patrick's church, Lawrence.

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