- January 11, 1962 - January 16, 2013
- Watertown, Massachusetts
of Juan's Passing
- Memorial donations in Juan's name may be made to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, please note in memo "Universal Access Program", c/o Sharon Hoey, DCR, 251 Causeway St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114.
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Thank you all so much for your prayers and support during this most difficult time. Love, Amelia & family
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“To Amelia and all of Juan's family -
My deepest condolences to you. Juan and his team renovated our beautiful home. We were so impressed with Juan as...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Betsy Kunkel - Brookline, MA
“Con profunda tristeza he recibido ésta fatal noticia de un gran amigo con el que tube muchos momentos de alegría, aventuras, ahora estas...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Raul ojeda ojeda
“Dear Amelia and Girls, I just wanted to send my deepest sympathy and love to you all. I was so sad to hear about your Dad. Please know that you are...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Susan France - Waltham, MA
“Nuestras condolencias, para un hombre de sangolquí, lo sentimos mucho y le pedimos a Dios que le de mucha fortaleza a su distinguida familia. ...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: ROCIO - sangolqui - amigo
“We are so sorry to hear about Juan. He was a great man and was always very selfless and gracious. We will miss Juan's smile and kindness. We are very...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Karen and Alain Chinca - MA
“We are so sorry and saddened by the loss of Juan. He was an amazing gracious loving person always ready to lend a helping hand to everyone. We shall...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Janet Blackburn - walnut creek, CA
“Lamentando mucho la perdida de un gran hombre que siempre nos dio ejemplo con su buen vivir, Amelia recibes el apoyo de nuestra familia aun a pesar...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mario Fabian Chavez - Quito
“We are so very sorry to hear about Juan and he was such a great man and the world and family lost him way to soon. Amelia if you need anything even a...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: jeanne and joe learned - wrentham, MA
“We send our deepest sympathies to Amelia and family. We send you our prayers for your strength during this difficult time. Words cannot express the...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: April and Larry Riccio - Boston, MA
“Peace, Prayers and Blessings.
10 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Humphreys - Westborough, MA
Watertown – Mr. Juan Bladimir Taco Mejia, of Watertown, died on Wednesday January 16th at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 51 years old.
Juan was born in Quito, Ecuador on January 11, 1962, son of the late Jorge Arturo Taco and Dolores Mejia. In 1990 he immigrated to the United States and over the next two decades built a life for himself and his family in Massachusetts. He became a general contractor and the owner of JAT Construction, Inc., in Watertown where his wife Amelia and son-in-law Raul worked with him. Juan's passions, however, extended far beyond his work. He loved to travel and to explore, and more than anything to be with his family. Family vacations inevitably involved long car rides with Juan behind the wheel, firmly believing that the adventure is in the journey, not the destination.
An intellectual, philanthropist, and leader in his community, Juan never missed an opportunity for a kind word or deed. His kindness, generosity of spirit and integrity carried him and his family through difficult times, and earned him the respect and admiration of all who knew him.
He was the beloved husband of Amelia Montenegro Taco of Watertown; father of Karla E. Taco-Moreno and her husband, Raul Moreno, of Belmont, Alejandra M. Taco of Watertown and Andrea J. Taco of Somerville; brother of Fabian, Boanerges Fernando, Federico Napoleon, Manuel, Evelina, Celia Maria, Lolita, Nieves Loreto, Brigida Monserrath, Katy and the late Jorge Arturo, Alex Vladimir and Carmen; and brother and sisters in law Carlos, Tanya, Vicente, Gladys Irene, Miriam, Mario, Maxima, Ivan, and Gladys; beloved cousin of Jose Stalin Salazar, and cousin Salazar Mejia, Mejia Alcoser, Ayala Mejia, Mejia Cobo, Mejia Neacato, Montufar Taco, Velasco Taco, Zalbumbide Taco, Perez Taco, Paez Taco, Romero Taco and Raul Taco and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Juan's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Saturday, January 19th, from 2 to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. at which time his funeral service will be held.
Memorial donations in Juan's name may be made to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, please note in memo "Universal Access Program", c/o Sharon Hoey, DCR, 251 Causeway St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities and was a program very important to Juan and his family.