NORTH ATTLEBORO - John Charles Trimbach, 61, of North Attleboro, MA, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, MA after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. John was born on April 2, 1955 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro. A 1973 graduate of NAHS, John was a proud Red Rocketeer where he was affectionately known as “Trimmer”, “Trim”, and “Big Red”. He was a standout athlete on both the football and track teams. Upon graduation from NAHS, John was awarded a full football scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross and was a four-year starter at defensive tackle. He was inducted into the Attleboro Area Football Hall of Fame in 1981, his first year of eligibility.
After graduating from Holy Cross, John returned to North Attleboro and married his high school sweetheart, Michele (St. Martin) Trimbach on October 7, 1978. John and Michele made their home in North Attleboro and raised their three daughters, Amy (Trimbach) Sheridan, Ashley (Trimbach) Hall and Abigail Trimbach. While Michele and his daughters were his absolute pride and joy, John will also be remembered for his lifelong commitment to the community, both as an advocate for the World War II Memorial Pool and for his 26 year involvement in Pop Warner football. John also served as member of the annual Balfour Trophy committee from 1978-2015 (up to the time of his illness), where he was one of the three voters for the Balfour Trophy recipient at the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. As President of North Attleboro Junior Football for nearly 15 years, and a board member of the Hockomock Pop Warner Football League, John’s dedication and volunteerism has had a positive impact on thousands of area youth.
Early in his career John worked as a sales representative for Eastco, a large distributer of appliances and electronics. Later, he founded Trimbach Associates, a national manufacturer’s representative company. For the past several years he has worked in sales management at Niveus Media and Russound Inc. Throughout his career John has also worked as a board member, advisor and contractor to several technology and electronics companies.
John was the son of the late Charles and Bernice Trimbach and the son-in-law of the late Robert St Martin. He is survived by his loving wife, Michele Trimbach, his daughters, Amy Sheridan and her husband Noah, Ashley Hall and her husband Rick, and Abigail Trimbach, as well as his grandchildren Rowan and Denery Sheridan and Jack Hall. John is also survived by his mother-in-law Elaine St Martin of North Attleboro, his brother Phillip LeClair and Phil’s wife Beverly of Sanford, ME, his sister Karen Klowan of North Attleboro, MA and his extended family James and Robin Brennan of Harwich, MA, Lisa Klowan of Manchester, NH, Jim, Chanelle, Tyler and Nathan Brennan of Valrico, FL, Rob, Natalie, James and Madeline Brennan of North Attleboro, Cara Brennan of North Attleboro, Marc, Ethan and Evan Klowan of Cumberland, RI, Jennifer, J.D. and Jaxson Abdinoor of Litchfield, NH and Jacqueline LeClaire of Springdale, ME.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 7 from 4-8 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church followed by burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to John Trimbach Scholarship Fund, c/o Bristol County Savings Bank, 96 Commonwealth Avenue, Attleboro Falls, MA 02763.
Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.