John A. Hackett, 56, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2021. John passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. John was born on July 8, 1964; raised in Southborough, MA and was a current resident of Riverview, FL. John was a 1982 graduate of Assabet Valley High School in Massachusetts and received a degree from Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. John was currently employed with Aramark of Tampa, FL as an Executive Chef at the Tampa location of Citibank. He was formerly employed by Sysco and TJ Food & Spirits both in Massachusetts. John was a wicked big Patriots Fan. He also enjoyed fishing, hiking, kayaking, and of course, cooking. John's smile could light up a room and his laugh was infectious. Always quick with a joke or funny comment, John will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends. He was the son of Elizabeth Hackett and the late David Hackett, both of Englewood, FL. He is survived by his loving wife, Solange (Leite Araujo) Hackett of Riverview, FL. His older brother, Jeffrey and wife, Laura Hackett of Englewood. His sister, Annmarie Hackett of Englewood. He was the beloved uncle of nieces: Taylor Derenzo, Marisa Derenzo, and Katelynn Hackett and nephews: Jordan Reid, Connor Reid, and Dylan Hackett. In addition to his close family in florida, John had a large circle of friends and family in New England and Brazil who loved him dearly. A celebration of his life is being planned. Details will be forthcoming. If you would like to honor John's memory, a donation in his name to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by his family.