A. John Minichiello, age 95, of Rundlett Street, Concord, died suddenly Thursday, December 20, 2012, due to complications sustained from an injury.
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He was born November 6, 1917, in Concord to the late John and Rose (Blasi ) Minichiello.
John was a lifelong resident of Concord and a graduate of Concord High School. He retired after 50 years of service working for the B&M Railroad. John served in the South Pacific Campaign during WWII at both New Guinea and the Philippines earning a Bronze Star a receiving a purple heart.
After his years of active duty, he remained with the army reserves. Throughout his 35 years of service with the Army, he received multiple academic and personal awards. Enlisting as a private in 1942 and retiring as a CWO5 in 1977.
John enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and woodworking. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of Granite State Woodcarvers, and St. John the Evangelist Church for many years.
Survivors include his son, John A. Minichiello and his wife Annette of Fairpoint, N.Y.; his daughter Janet M. McQueeney of Concord; his two brothers, Anthony and Thomas Minichiello; six grandchildren, Amy and her husband Jason, Gregg and his wife Melissa, Kari and her husband Bastian, Sara, Cara and Adam; two great-grandchildren, John and Kaitlyn; and several nephews.
John was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn Colby Minichiello; his son Mark Colby Minichiello; and his sister Mary Brown.
Visiting hours will not be held.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 27, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord.
Burial will follow in the Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.
Published in The Concord Monitor from Dec. 23 to Dec. 24, 2012