Lunenburg, Massachusetts
    DIVISION 191 
  Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

DIVISION 191

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“The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen exists to promote and protect the rights, interests, and safety of its members through solidarity, aggressive representation, and education.”

 

Union Meeting

Sunday November 17, 2019
10:00 am 
VFW Post 662
190 Plain Street Lowell, MA.

John Michael Law
Former Local Chairman

October 03, 1952 - June 28, 2019

Farmington, NH-John Michael Law died on June 28 at his home in Farmington, NH.  He was born on October 3, 1952 in Dallas, Texas, the son of Robert and Rita Law. He grew up in Hudson, NH where he attended school and graduated from Alvirne High School in 1970. John worked his whole life for the B&M Railroad and Guilford Transportation, as an engineer and ultimately, as the Executive Director of Safety and Training.


He was active in the community and served on the Farmington Planning Board and many town committees.  He was an avid hiker and motorcyclist taking several extensive trips cross country.  John was brilliant when it came to working with his hands.  He could fix anything and loved home improvement projects.


Diagnosed in 2016 with pancreatic cancer, John fiercely battled the disease and lost his fight while facing the challenge head on. 


He is survived by his two sons Scott Roland Law and his wife Jill of Nashua, NH, and Jeffrey Michael Law and his wife Nicole of Virginia; three grandchildren Victoria, Krista and Kira Law; sisters JoAnn Bedell and husband Gary of Sanford, ME and Janet Mitchell and husband Rick of Hudson, NH; his brother James Law and wife Tammy of Litchfield, NH and several nieces and nephews.  John also leaves his former wife and dear friend, Diane Law of Rochester, NH; as well as Pairaya Pamorn of Thailand, whom he was recently joined with in a ceremony in Thailand; as well as a very special friend Danny Sprague of Dover, NH, and many other close friends.


A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Wentworth Home Care and Hospice.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is a Division of the Rail Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). The BLET is the senior national labor organization in the United States and also North America's oldest rail labor union. The BLET is marking its 150th anniversary in 2013 and was founded in Marshall, Mich. on May 8, 1863, as the Brotherhood of the Footboard; a year later, its name was changed to The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The BLE merged with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and became the BLET on January 1, 2004.