John C. LaMacchia
- August 26, 1930 - May 14, 2012
- Waltham, Massachusetts
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“I just want to express my deepest condolences to Lois, Patricia, Beth, Jill , Andrea, Lee, Rachel, Lauren, Jordan, Lenora, Aunt Anna and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph F. LAMacchia - Dartmouth, MA
“To the LaMaccia Family,
May God grant you all the Peace that passes all understanding! Although we all can't be there to hug and hold you in your...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Diana (Haroutunian) Berne - AZ
My life will never be the same without you in it. You were taken unexpectedly from me. I wasn't ready for you to leave just yet . I am...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Pat (LaMacchia) Silverstein - MA
I remember the many visits at Uncle Franks Cleaners with you as a kid
the many chats we had and how you always told me I was a...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Oliveri (Kennedy) - Uncle
“To my Uncle Johnny,
You know how much I love you and I know how much you loved me. Those past few visits with you is a memory that I will cherish...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Kachadorian - Framingham, MA
“Aunt Lois, Pat, Beth & Jill,
All of you are our second family. Uncle Johnny will be missed, we always knew that you, Aunt Lois and he would be...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bob & Jean Griffin - Merrimack, NH
“To Pat, Beth, Jill and Lois
You are all in my thoughts and prayers right now. In time, you will smile as you remember the wonderful times. Keep...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Robin Richardson Orcutt - NH
“Uncle Johnny I will always remember what a kind and loving Uncle you were to me. I remember when I was little you would take us to Farm Pond in...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Pimentel - Ashland, MA
“Dear Silverstein/LaMacchia famiy,
Both mine and my husbands thoughts and prayers are with you now during this difficult time. Just take comfort in...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Erin Hire - Waltham, MA
Waltham – Mr. John C. LaMacchia, of Waltham, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 81.
John was born in Watertown on August 26, 1930, one of twelve children born to the late Carmelo and Agatha (Sacco) LaMacchia, both natives of Messina, Sicily. He was raised in Watertown and served with the United States Army Air Corps right after World War II and was with that branch when it officially became the United States Air Force. He continued to serve with the Air Force Reserve during the Korean War and was discharged in 1955. He was a self-learner and became an expert in World War II history and memorabilia.
Until his retirement he worked as a machinist, first at GTE in Waltham and later at Cryogenics in Waltham and in Mansfield. On September 28, 1952 he married Lois P. Harrington of Belmont and the couple moved to Waltham five years later and have been residents since.
In addition to his wife of almost 60 years, Lois, he leaves his children, Patricia A. Silverstein and her husband, Philip, of Waltham, Beth E. Squillacioti and her husband, Richard, of Bel Air, Maryland and Jill L. Liddell and her husband, Robert, of Enfield, Connecticut; his grandchildren, Andrea and Lee Squillacioti, Rachel and Lauren Silverstein and Jordan Liddell; his sisters, Lenora Venti of East Hartford, Connecticut and Anna Harrington of Waltham and many nieces and nephews.
John was also a brother of the late Dominica Caruso, Mary Donovan, Carmela, Anthony, Joseph, Salvatore, Francis and Carmelo LaMacchia, Jr. Another brother, also named Joseph, died in infancy.
Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home on Friday, May 18th from 3 to 7 p.m. and will conclude with his funeral service at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Boston Vet Center, 665 Beacon Street, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02215.