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John Mario Falkos Espinosa

Beloved child, sibling, and partner;

John Mario Falkos Espinosa, 41, of Lowell,Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday,April 13, 2023, at High Point Hospice House in Haverhill, MA, surrounded by those they loved. John fought Synovial Sarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer, for ten years, and was a left-arm amputee.

John was an Attorney in private practice. John also taught Restorative Justice and Mediation at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. John was interested in personal growth in themselves and others and was constantly striving to help others. John was a lifelong fan of science fiction and a lover of all things Star Trek. John leaves behind a legacy of love of friends, family, and community. John was interested in giving back to the Merrimack Valleyand founded the Falkos Espinosa Charitable Trust to do just that.

John was born November 19, 1981, in Stoneham, MA, to Mario L. Espinosa of Mexico, and Eugenia “Jenny” (Falkos) Espinosa of Danvers, MA, who survive them. John was a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law, where they received their Juris Doctor degree. John also held a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. John received their Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Suffolk University and an Associate’s degree from North Shore Community College.

Besides John's mother and father, John is survived by a brother: Demetri F. Espinosa of Danvers, MA. They are also survived by their partner E Larocque of Lowell, MA.John is also survived by an extended family in the U.S., Mexico, and Greece and many friends worldwide.

All Services were held privately for the family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in their memory to FalkosEspinosa Charitable Trust (FECT) c/o E Larocque, 141 John Street, R18, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA - (978) 458-8768

Condolences (7)
  • A Human  - A peaceful pal
    So grateful to have met you, learn from you, and even be in conflict with you. Your heart was huge and the choice you made to love anyway was beautiful and beyond the scope of many people I have met. I wish we had more time together and that I would have believed you so that I could have been there at the end. Much of me just didn’t want to see you depart this plane. I took your survival for granted and you deserved a better friend. Thank you so much for being someone willing to hold space beyond a normal human experience. You will live on with me and many others for your kindness and intellectual insight. Purple will never be the same for me, in a good and beautiful way.
  • "Squee"  - You were one of a kind
    Through much of our twenties, we were a real lifeline for each other. I wish I had had a chance to tell you how much your support and encouragement meant to me back then, along with the fun debates and good humor. You were unique in the best kind of way--self-educated, an independent thinker, and not afraid to stand up for what you believed in. I learned a lot from you, and I'm sure you helped make the world a better place for many people with your wise advice and compassionate nature. I'm sorry we lost touch over the last few years. You overcame so much hardship in your life, which I always admired you for, and the last time we talked, it seemed like you were in a great place with your health, career, and personal life. I'm heartbroken to find out you didn't make it, and I'm so sorry I never got to say goodbye. Goodbye, "Yianni." May you learn the secrets of life, the universe, and everything.
  • Hugo Espinosa  - Dear Brother
    Feel so sorry and overwhelmed by your departure to a better place (thats my believes) , But also, you`ll be always among us, in our hearts and thoughts. Rest in Peace!
  • Sarah Keith  - You are remembered friend.
    I never got to meet you in person. I will always remember you. So genuine and caring. You would pop up on my social media and always just supportive and validating. I didn’t know everything you struggled with but you understood me. I will never forget you. Rest easy friend. I wish you peace.
  • Erin Harris  - Much love
    Much love to one of my oldest friends. I will never forget our times together and our Oregon coast is better than the California coast adventures. OHN, your presence on earth will be sorely missed. I LOVE YOU! ERN
  • Leah Shane Dixon  - I'm gutted we will never talk again.
    John and I knew each other from modding a Facebook group together. We bonded over a number of things including our passion for social justice. They were a lovely human being and I will miss them terribly. Sending you love wherever you are now, John.
  • Jaime A. Heidel  - You will be missed
    John, we never met in person, but you were the biggest supporter of my work. You were there at the beginning, and you never left, no matter what. Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I'm so sorry your time here is over, but I do hope you are very much at peace now. Love and light, The Articulate Autistic
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