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John F. Rezendes
  • Memorial donations may be made to the John F. Rezendes Scholarship Fund, c/o Mr. Jack Dillon, Minuteman Technical High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421.

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“Worked with John at PJ Dionne on a couple occasions. Very impressed with his friendliness and attitude. Was a pleasure to know him. So sorry to hear...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: John Pfifferling - Haverhiil, MA

“Darlene, please accept my condolences to you and your fsamily. You are in my PRAYER for Gods COMFORT during this time of great pain. ”
2 of 35 | Posted by: Valarie Molyneaux - Boston, MA

“John,Darlene,Stephanie,Timmy & Kenny,May the Lord comfort you from the passing of Johnny.Sending our Love, Strength, and Prayers to all of you at...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Laura & Rob Elliott - Largo, FL

“To the Rezendes family, I am so sorry for your loss Johnny was an amazing young man with a bright smile and a kind heart. If he saw someone being...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Anna Brooks - Belmont, MA

“Words cannot express how sorry we are Darlene and John. We have so many good memories of Johnny and all the kids during the baseball days, such a...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Christine & Rich Clements - MA

“I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will always remember John's sweet smile. ”
6 of 35 | Posted by: Aimee Ratchelous - Lexington, MA

“Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son, a pain that is so difficult to bear. Please know our prayers are with you all as you go through this...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Poirier Family - Waltham, MA

“Please accept our deepest sympathy. What a beautiful tribute of photographs, it is very clear how much John was loved by his family. May you find...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Bedini Family - Lancaster, MA

“Often times, thru the years, as I looked out my back door, I would see Johnny, fishing in his boat, out on the pond. Now, when I look out, onto the...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Cindy Gowdy - Waltham, MA

“To the Rezendes Family I am deeply saddened for your loss and will keep John in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: Chris Maraia - Saugus, MA

“John, I only knew you for 2 short years at Local 12, but have seen you grow so much in the last year alone. I will miss the fact that I will not see...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Gregg Petersen - Boston, MA

“Darlene and family, may God give you the strength to go forward in this difficult time and to help you all to feel His Presence knowing Johnny is...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Debra Pandolfi - Waltham, MA

“Darlene, you, your husband and family are in my prayers. I was so saddened to hear this tragic news. May loving memories bring you peace, comfort...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Sharon (Clark) Stanizzi - MA

“Darlene & John, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that our prayers and thoughts will be with your family at this tough times....Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: wilhelmina Mehtala - Quincy, MA

“Darlene & John, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that our prayers and thoughts will be with your family at this tough times. ”
15 of 35 | Posted by: wilhelmina Mehtala - Quincy, MA

“Darlene, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Sending you blessings and love. Chris ”
16 of 35 | Posted by: Chris Price - Concord, MA

“Johnny had a heart of gold like a little leprechaun always trying to help others but new how to make money Myself I remember when it snowed out...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: John Kelly - Waltham, MA - Family

“Everyone John met he impacted in a beautiful way, he always knew how to make everyone laugh.He was loved and will forever be missed by all. I am so...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Ashley Koll - Friend

“Darlene and John, Bob and I are so sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family as this sad time. ”
19 of 35 | Posted by: Donna DiGregorio - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest condolence. Prayers for strength and faith. Xo, The Cameron Family ”
20 of 35 | Posted by: Donna Cameron - Waltham, MA

“John, I can't even put into words how much you're missed and loved. I've met you briefly a couple times, at Jake n Joes but from everything Steph has...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Melissa Butler - Watertown, MA

“Darlene, My thought and prayers are with you and your family in this time of unimaginable loss! I know how much you loved him and all your kids as we...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Tammy Burke - Ashland, MA

“My deepest condolences to his family and friends I did not know him very well but I saw him around school most of the time laughing and you know...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Ilycia Gatti - Watertown, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny's family. Johnny was truly one of a kind and will be missed by many. ”
24 of 35 | Posted by: The Humphreys Family - Waltham, MA

“To my neighbors,Lauren and I send our deepest condolences. Johnny was a great kid. His presence will be missed in the neighborhood. ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Kevin Barry - Concord, NH

“Dear Rezendes Family,There are no words to express my deepest sorrow and sympathy for each of you. I can only ask God to put his loving hand on each...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Paula Banks - Carlisle, MA

“I really do not know what to say, but I we are so sorry for your great loss. Johnny was a great young man and always knew how to make us laugh! We...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Diane Carretta-Gaskill - Waltham, MA

“There are no words that can really ease the lost of Johnny that all of you bear. Just know that my heart goes out for all of you and you are all in...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Geri Conley - South Boston, MA

“So sorry to hear R.I.P. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: George & Sharon Remedis - Whitman, MA

“I didn't know him that well but we went to the same school and had the same classes. While he was distracting sometimes he was still entertaining. He...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Mae Spencer - Acton, MA - Student

“My heart goes out to the Rezendes family. My prayers are with them. I know they'll have the support of such a great family and friends to help them...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Bill Kirby - Superior, CO

“I loved him...we all did. Such a great spirit. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Laura Sullivan - Waltham, MA

“Sorry ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Bill Childs - Waltham, MA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Camagna - Billerica, MA

“You were one of the best friends I have ever had and ever will. I miss you so much and I'll never forget the great time we shared. My deepest...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: CJ Ricciardelli - 02492, MA


Waltham - Mr. John F. Rezendes, of Waltham, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was 20 years old.

John was born in Brighton on January 18, 1997, the son of John T. and Darlene M. (Kelly) Rezendes, and was a lifelong Waltham resident.

He was a 2015 graduate of Minuteman Technical High School and was currently working as an apprentice plumber with P.J. Dionne Co. of Wilmington. John was a real outdoorsman and spent time camping and fishing whenever the opportunity came.

In addition to his parents, John and Darlene, he is survived by his siblings, Timothy J., Stephanie A. and Kenneth J. Rezendes, all of Waltham; his grandmother, Geraldine Rezendes of Hyde Park and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was also the grandson of the late Robert Rezendes and John and Marie Kelly.

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 Friday, December 8th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the John F. Rezendes Scholarship Fund, c/o Mr. Jack Dillon, Minuteman Technical High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421.