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CRISAFULLI, Agostino, John Of Natick, (88), passed away on July 16, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth D. (Stocks) Crisafulli. Devoted father of John Crisafulli and his wife Maria DeLuzio of Needham, Jean Reeves and her husband Henry of Wellesley, James Crisafulli and his wife Ruth of Wayland, Jeffrey Crisafulli and his wife Jennifer of Natick, Joel Crisafulli and his wife Carla of Natick. Loving grandfather of John Henry Reeves and his fiancé Maria Josayova, Kate Reeves and her husband William Gardner, Thomas Reeves, Daniel Crisafulli, Mark Crisafulli, Paul Crisafulli and his wife Mekenna, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Grace, Dominic, Jenson, and Georgia Crisafulli. Great-grandfather of Olivia Reeves. Companion of Janet Mauro of Rockland. Brother-in-law of Robert Stocks of Foxboro and Charles Stocks and his wife Judy of Sturbridge. Brother of the late Dominic Crisafulli, Fiarino Crisafulli, Dot Cella, Joseph Crisafulli, Samuel Crisafulli, and Grace Crisafulli. Son of the late Carmelo and Lucia (Tomasello) Crisafulli. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great and great-great-nieces and nephews. After graduating from Natick High School in 1950, John served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with valor. He graduated from Boston College in 1958 and began a long and distinguished career as an educator in the Town of Natick – both as a teacher and elementary school principal. After retiring, he continued his service to the Town as a Town Meeting Member, School Committee Member, and a Member of the Natick Service Counsel. He also volunteered his time for a number of veteran's organizations including the Marine Corps League and Toys for Tots. John is recognized on the Natick High School Wall of Achievement. He also was inducted into the Natick Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1949 State Championship Football Team. In addition, John was a lifetime member of the Natick Elks and a member of the Natick Sons of Italy. The highlight of John's life was spending time with his large family and many friends. John also loved gardening, was a master tomato grower, and was proud to have grown up and lived in "Squash End" his entire life. A private memorial service will be held for John. The service will be streamed on John Everett & Sons Funeral Home Facebook Page. Due to the current circumstances and for the safety of everyone, the family will honor John with an open celebration of his life when it can be done together without concern. Donations may be made in John's honor to: Toys for Tots, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172 or or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or For guestbook, please visit John Everett & Sons 508-653-4342 Natick

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July 23, 2020
Back in the mid 1970’s John was principal of the East Natick School on Oak Street. I lived off Oak Street and had a wonderful golden retriever named Andy.
These days were ones when dogs could roam the neighborhoods free. Andy loved to chase tennis balls and the neighborhood children all knew him. It so happened that Andy would go to school with the neighbor hood kids.
When I was called to fetch him, he would be found blocking the doorway to John’s office. He was a sweet man who would contact me or my mom to come and get him. He is fondly remembered by me. Bless him.
Marilyn East
July 21, 2020
Not only was he the BEST principal I ever had, thanks to him, he also introduced our family to Tahanto and my parents are still there!
RIP Mr. Crisafulli. Truly a great man!
Lori (Bogden) Mann
July 21, 2020
John was a true class act in all that he did. He impacted and enriched so many lives in his beloved Natick. Peace to his family.
Kevin Crowley
July 21, 2020
Peace be with you John and your beautiful family. Our principal days are filled with wonderful memories of your strong advocacy for the children. Thank you for keeping us principal geezers together with luncheons in retirement. I loved how you shared in recent time waking up, looking at the cross and thanking God for another day... and you made the most of it. I was delighted to play golf with you at one of our teacher outings in Marlboro. You had at least two maybe three birdies in the nine holes. Nice surprise, what can't this guy do. An honor to have shared life with you, John. Love you, now rest in God's love and thanks for being a friend.
Wally Vaughan :)
Wally Vaughan
July 21, 2020
Our condolences to the Crisafulli Family. Rest in Peace. Semper Fi !

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July 20, 2020
Wonderful man and friend to all who knew him ! Peace to his family ! Rest In Peace sir
Marie White Peterson
July 20, 2020
Thank you John for your love of the children we served in the Natick Public Schools, and for your support of our veterans!
Lynne Hunt
July 20, 2020
To John's family and Janet. John was a true gentleman, an outstanding educator,a Marine forever and a lifetime Natick Townie.His acheivements will be remembered and talked about for many years.He will remain in the hearts of his friends forever. Judy D'Antonio
judith d'antonio
July 20, 2020
John went to school with my Dad, Bill Linane. He was my sisters Godfather and we considered him our uncle when we were young. He was also my sons principal at Murphy many years ago.

He was a great guy and role model for so many.

My greatest sympathy to his family and friends.

Christine (Linane) Carpenter
Christine Carpenter
July 20, 2020
My condolences to the family. I had not seen Uncle John since my Dad (Bill Linane) passed away 20 years ago. He was my godfather and I have many happy memories of him. I hope your memories get you through difficult times.
Karen Galasso
July 20, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cindy Flynn Seaholm
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