John C. Sergei was born December 15th, 1925 and passed away February 25th, 2021 at the age of 95 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. John had a very loving family with Parents Lucas Sergei and Catherine (Chorzenpa) Sergei of Maynard, MA., John had three Brothers and two sisters of which are deceased, Charles Sergei and his late wife Dorothea of Florida. Joseph Sergei and his late wife Josephine of West Roxbury, MA., Michael Sergei and his late wife Gertrude of Jamaica Plain, MA. Sister Helen (Sergei) Brown and her late husband William Brown of Billerica, MA. and sister Mary Sergei of Hyde Park, MA. John is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Niece Lorraine (Sergei) Bushnell of Kentucky, nephew, Robert Sergei of Florida, Niece, Janet (Sergei) Fiorenza and her husband Leo Fiorenza of Westwood, MA, niece Marie (Brown) Paine, and her husband Robert Paine of Lebanon, ME,. Nephew Richard Sergei and his wife Maureen of Foxborough, MA., niece Kathleen (Sergei) Dunn and her husband Arthur of Falmouth, MA., Nephew Michael Sergei and his wife Linda of Florida, late nephew Roy Sergei and his wife Maryellen of Abington, MA., late nephew William Brown, late nephew John Brown of Billerica, MA. John is survived by many loving grand and great grand nieces,nephews, cousins and close friends.
When John was young his family moved to the West End of Boston and throughout his entire life John considered himself a proud Westender attending a camp in Maine every August with fellow Westonians and friends. During his life he lived in Roxbury, then moved to Hyde Park where he resided over thirty years with his sister Mary until her passing.
John was a veteran and proudly served in the U.S. Army in Germany at the close of World War II. John furnished his apartment with many memorabilia from his service time in Germany including photographs, German clock, a beer stein, and a pair of real leather boots made from General George S. Patton's personal cobbler for the price of a can of coffee, which back then was very coveted and hard to come by.
John worked in sales at New England Wheel and Rim of Allston Mass for 35 Years until he retired. Every Friday night John would stop at Rosie's Fish Market in Allston on his way home from work to pick up a much loved seafood dinner to bring home for each of his family so his mother Catherine would not have to cook.
John was a man of routine. He would visit his family often and spend quality time with them on birthdays and holidays. He loved watching softball and participating with the guys at the Boston Police Softball team and he enjoyed watching all other sports at home and with the guys. John enjoyed bowling with the Boston Police and Businessman's Bowling League in Hyde Park, Cleary Square. John bowled with his brother Mike, nephew Rick and friends. John loved the sun and beaches and for decades was a snowbird who vacationed in Florida with family and friends. He regularly visited Carson Beach and L Street in South Boston, MA for walks and to play cards with friends. On a weekly basis, John would travel to the mall in Medford, MA to have coffee and visit with long time friends.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated in the near future, the information will be provided via friends and family as soon as the arrangements can be finalized. Any donations can be made to the American Heart Association