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“I miss you ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: Diane Gentile - Waltham - Sister

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of the loss of a wonderful son, John. Love and deepest sympathy, Hilary & Richard Mochi ”
2 of 43 | Posted by: Hilary & Richard Mochi - MA

“I miss you. ”
3 of 43 | Posted by: Diane Gentile - Waltham, MA

“To the family of John W. Gentile my deepest sympathies for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories of your loved one and the strength to...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“Our Deepest sympathy to you Jack and your entire family.Eric and Craig from Lexington Coin ”
5 of 43 | Posted by: Eric Carlson - Lexington, MA

“John ,Kim,Dianne,We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Son. Our hearts go out to you at this very sad time. May you lean on your friends for...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Janet Anzalone - Arlington, MA

“Sincere sympathy David Feeley, retired Rmv, and worked with MSP Compliance. ”
7 of 43 | Posted by: David Feeley - Friend

“Please accept my deepest sympathies. Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Harold MurphyCambridge PD (Ret) ”
8 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“John, I am so sorry. My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.All my Love,Judy Driscoll (DCR) ”
9 of 43 | Posted by: Judy Driscoll - Saugus, MA

“John, Kim & FamilyMy very deepest sympathies for your loss of John.Bob Ryan ”
10 of 43 | Posted by: Bob Ryan Lt - MSP (Ret) - MA

“Thoughts and prayers go out to you all So sorry to hear the sad news ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: Richard Kirtley - Atascosita, TX

“Sorry fo your loss ”
12 of 43 | Posted by: Rick Alexanian - Dorchester, MA

“To the Gentile Family, My deepest sympathy you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 43 | Posted by: Buddy Sullivan - Sandwich, MA

“Dear Kim and Family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear son. You and your family are in my thought and prayers. ”
14 of 43 | Posted by: Laurel Yaneff - Waltham, MA

“To the Gentile Family and Friends:So sorry for the tragic loss of you son John. He was a great kid who will surely be missed but always remembered. I...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Henry - Medford, MA

“Words cannot adequately express the sorrow that we feel for your family over the loss of your son. May the thought that he is now being embraced in...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Vin Saia - Wrentham, MA - Family

“To the Gentile Family:Please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely,Michael Sullivan ”
17 of 43 | Posted by: Michael Sullivan - Cambridge, MA

“John,My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your memories of your son carry you through this difficult time. Lisa Grant ”
18 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Grant - Boston - Friend

“I first came to know John through my sophomore year college roommate, Alyssa. Facebook was new to all of us back in 2004, and I quickly became ...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Wendy Pray D'Angelo - NORWOOD, MA

“Best Nephew ever! Our hearts are broken! You will always be missed but never forgotten. Your smile and laugh would light up any room. You always made...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Auntie Deb and Uncle Brian Gentile-McMahon - MA

“Jack,my deepest sympathy, and condolences, for such a tragic loss. May the fond memories of John give you and your family comfort at this time, and...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“John God bless , you were the best son I could of had ”
22 of 43 | Posted by: John Gentile - Waltham, MA


23 of 43 | Posted by: Ralph and Louise Tella - MA

“John, Kim and Diane we are so sorry. John was such a great kid, and a great goalie he will be thought of often. The Vergatos ”
24 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Vergato - Maynard, MA

“Kim, John, Diane, and extended family, there are no words to express how sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful John. I will always remember him...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Jane Corrigan - Watertown, MA

“My Condolences to the family & friends of John Gentile..A fine young man.gone too soon.R.i.P John ”
26 of 43 | Posted by: Stan PURDY - Boston, MA

“With the most profound sympathy, I mourn your loss........Dear John and Family.... ”
27 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Roode - Wrentham, MA

“Walking out of Star Wars Episode 3... "Man, that totally left the door open for like 3 more movies!" - John. ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: Manny Hagopian - Burbank, CA

“JackMy deepest sympathy to you and the family for your loss. John was joy to know and to coach he was a great kid. ”
29 of 43 | Posted by: George Beck - Waltham, MA

“Jack, I am just so sorry for the loss of your son, John. My eyes are filled with tears. I will see you on Thursday in-person to express my...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: David Boliver - Everett, MA

“John & Family,On behalf of the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences for...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Retired Association of Metropolitan Police Mets - MA

“I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost your beloved son. I hope your memories of him make you smile and help to comfort you forever. ”
32 of 43 | Posted by: Carol MacDonald - Mansfield, MA

“Dear Jack, Kim and Diane,I was so deeply saddened to hear this news and these things are never easy to write. I know that John brought you much pride...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Debbie Boudrot - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest sympathies to the Gentile Family during this difficult time ”
34 of 43 | Posted by: from all the staff at the Cambridge Teachers Federal Credit Union

“The closest thing I ever had to a brother. The kind of kid who would go into Osco and buy 3 boxes of hair color because I had just accidentally dyed...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Marquelle Dufour - Watertown, MA

“Lt. My deepest sympathies to you and your family on this loss. May his memory be eternal. ”
36 of 43 | Posted by: James Tzitzon - Bradford Ma, MA

“My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.I am so very sorry for the loss of your cherished and beloved son, John.I cannot imagine a...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Kelly DeWolfe - Framingham, MA

“I remember John well, always a kind, polite, funny child. I have many memories of our kids playing together. Also, the horrific day I left him at CCD...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Debbie Boudrot - Waltham, MA

“My heart breaks for the family and friends of this beautiful soul gone too soon. I am honored to have known John, even if only for a short time. Big...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Stephanie Richards - Cambridge, MA

“John,Please accept my condolences on the loss of your son. ”
40 of 43 | Posted by: Gerard Mahoney - Medford, MA

“May the tears you shed not only be for what you lost but more importantly what you've gained by having John in your life. With our deepest sympathy...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Shirley Foley - Tewksbury, MA

“Thank you for being my big brother. I will miss you forever. ”
42 of 43 | Posted by: Diane May Gentile - Waltham, MA

“May your memories of John and the love of your family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead. We are so very sorry to hear of...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: Peter, Amanda, Donna Blackburn - MA


Waltham – John W. Gentile, of Waltham, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was 31.

John was born in Cambridge on June 6, 1985, the son of John and Kim (Roche) Gentile. He lived in Cambridge until the age of five before moving with his family to Waltham. He remained a lifelong Waltham resident.

He was active in Waltham Youth Hockey and Waltham Youth Baseball. A graduate of Waltham High in 2003 he played hockey as a goalie while in high school. He attended UMASS – Amherst where he enjoyed playing intramural hockey. He later graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2013.

John will best be remembered by his family as being warm, loving, kind and generous. He was smart and funny and was a devoted and loving son and brother.

He loved sports, especially hockey and baseball. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Bruins, Red Sox and Patriots. He was a frequent attendee at Bruins games, home and away, and . . . like John Madden . . . he never flew. Driving to games across the states and into the provinces of Canada created memories treasured by his family.

John had worked as an intern at WEEI radio on Boston and before that in the pro shop at TD BANK Garden.

Greeting him in heaven were his grandparents, Carol and John 'Sonny' Gentile and Donald and Dorothy Roche and his pets Holly and Fudge.

He leaves his parents, Lieut. John (MSP) and Kim Gentile of Waltham and his sister Diane May Gentile of Waltham; aunts and uncles including Deb and Brian McMahon, Kelly and Mark Dufour and Don and Terry Roche; his cousins, Marquelle, Keenan, and Nolan; his special family friends Nancy King and Cal Kantor and other close friends including Rupam, Trombley, Luu, Mutty, Mikey, Arjun, Gullotti, Fritz, Drago, Jen, Alyssa, Beth, and Joey Lafauci and neighbors the Violas, Joyce's, Douglas', Cadmans, and the Boudrots.

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 Thursday May 18th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Friday 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 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to M.S.P.C.A., 350 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.