John P. Macioci Sr.; 87
US Navy WWII Veteran
FITCHBURG -- John P. Macioci Sr., 87, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the South Shore Hospital in S. Weymouth.
He was the husband of the late Beatrice C. (Denardo) Macioci, who died in 2011.
He leaves one daughter, Judy Macioci and her husband, Michael Bradley of Marshfield; two sons, John Macioci, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Fitchburg, and Robert Macioci and his wife, Maureen of Westminster; three grandchildren, Michael Macioci, Stefanie Macioci, and Matthew Macioci.
John was born in Providence, Rhode Island on January 18, 1925, a son of the late Peter and Jenny (Ricci) Macioci. He was a graduate of Providence College, and played football and basketball while at the school. He also attended Trinity College and Cornell University.
He was an officer in the Navy during World War II, retiring as a Lieutenant after serving in the reserves.
He owned and operated Fitchburg Tire and Service for many years, and was a member and past president of the Fitchburg Rotary Club.
He was an avid golfer and runner, enjoyed playing tennis, and was a long-time member of Oak Hill Country Club. He and Beatrice retired to Florida and enjoyed golf, bridge, and bingo with their many friends. He was a long-time member of St. Camillus Church, and, along with Beatrice, actively volunteered for many of the Church's community programs.
MACIOCI -- A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Bernard Parish at St. Camillus Church, 333 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. There are no calling hours and burial will be private.
The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes,243 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 is assisting the Family with Funeral Arrangements. Flowers may be sent to St. Camillus Church. See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Jan. 14, 2013