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“As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to have heard of your loss. John and I were lucky to have shared many memories and time together. He adored his wonderful family and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: irene schillberg - Randolph, MA

“We will miss John. His flower garden, the Halloween characters and the Christmas extravaganza. We enjoyed our humorous chats across the Street...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Mary & Jack Parker - Newton, MA

“John, Steven, Bob, Ken and your Families, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Sharon Tedesco ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Tedesco - Worcerster, MA


5 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Tedesco - Worcester, MA

“John, Steven, Bob, Kenny and your families, sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Sharon Tedesco ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob . Kenny and entire Tedesco Family,Very sorry for your Loss ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Leo Burgoyne - Natick, MA

“So sorry to hear this and my deepest condolences to all of you. Mr T. was my second Dad growing up as I spent countless hours on Bemis Street making...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Finelli

“Bob. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your brothers. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Jeanne Negrotti Shields - Newton, MA

“rest in peace my friend mike cahill ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Tedesco Family. I love your Dad. May you all cherish your memories. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Susie Cooperstein - Newton, MA

“To the Tedesco family,My deepest condolences for your loss. Sending love and healing prayers.My fondest memory is the day, Mr Tedesco came with the...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie Cononico (Mac Leod) - FL

Johnny, Luke and Sabrina hanging with "Candy" John “You were the best neighbor a family could ask for! Always there with a smile, helping hand, quick joke and of course a pop for the boys. Thanks for...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Steph and Jim Griglun - Newton, MA

“I am very sorry for your loss , John helped me many times as a real estate professional . He will be missed ! ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Eric Bodner - Weymouth, MA

“Gramps,You were always the life of the party and the glue and leader of our family. I will Always remember you picking me up from school and taking...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Bud, Darsi, Bria & Taia Tedesco - MA

“Gramps,You were always the life of the party and the glue and leader of our family. I will Always remember you picking me up from school and taking...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Bud, Darsi, Bria & Taia Tedesco - MA

“John, Sharon and the entire Tedesco Family,We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man, he always made family events so much more...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Peter and Linda Decker

“So sorry for your loss. Joan, Daniel and Rebecca Tedesco (David's family) ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Joan Tedesco - Rutland, MA

“We will miss you everyday. Thank you for being our dad! Johnny and Sharon ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Sharon Tedesco - Waltham, MA


Newtonville – Mr. John A. Tedesco, of Newtonville, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 88.

John was born in Newton on February 9, 1931, one of nine children born to the late Vincenzo and Filomena (Demambro) Tedesco, and had been a lifelong resident. During the Korean War he served with the United States Navy.

After the service he joined the Newton Fire Department where he spent most of his duty time at Ladder 3 in Newton Corner until retiring. John was also a skilled carpenter and residential building contractor and was the proprietor of Tedesco and Sons Construction Company in Newton.

He was a longtime member of American Legion Post No. 440 and the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 23, both in Newton. He also belonged to Local 863 of the International Association of Fire Fighters and had been a lifelong parishioner at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton.

In retirement John enjoyed tending his garden at his Newtonville home and spending lots of time at his place at Monument Beach in Bourne. He was also a talented dancer and spent two or three nights a week on the dance floor.

He leaves his children, John A. Tedesco, Jr. (Sharon) of Waltham, Steven M. Tedesco (Lynn) of Framingham, Robert Tedesco of Natick and Kenneth Tedesco (Nicole) of Newton; his former wife, Rosemarie (Colella) Tedesco of Wellesley; his grandchildren, Kelly Tedesco, Katie Deehan, Kristopher Tedesco, Steven Tedesco and Tessa Tedesco; his great-grandchildren, Anelise Deehan and Bria and Taia Tedesco; his brother, Bernard Tedesco of Worcester and several nieces, nephews and their families.

John was also the great-grandfather of the late Dawson Deehan and a brother of the late Guy, Joseph, Vinnie, Mary and Toni Tedesco, Sally Falcucci and Ann Donnelly.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Wednesday, June 19th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington Street, Newton where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or at www.woundedwarriorproject.org