John A. Firenze, Jr.

Born: Wed., Oct. 30, 1940
Died: Fri., Jun. 5, 2020

Funeral Mass


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 10, 2020
Location: Short, Williamson & Diamond

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FIRENZE, John A. Jr. of Reading, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 5, 2020 in the Winchester Hospital.  He was 79 years old.  Born in Stoneham, John grew up in Belmont and resided in Reading .  He was a financial consultant with Prudential Insurance for over 26 years.  Beloved husband of Darryll M. (Bowlby) for over 50 years.  Loving son of the late Jennie (DeStefano) and John A. Firenze.   Dear and devoted brother of Angelo and his wife, Wega of Winchester and Felix and his wife, Cathryn of Belmont. John is also survived by his many loving nieces, nephews and brothers of the many organizations he was part of for so many years.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend John’s visiting hours in the Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home,  52 Trapelo Road, BELMONT, Wednesday, June 10 from 4-7 p.m. with limited occupancy and maintaining social distancing in accordance with the Commonwealth of Mass regulations and the CDC. If you wish to sign the register book it is recommended that you please bring your own pen.   His private funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, 130 Common St., Belmont. Interment Belmont Cemetery.  Late Past Pres. Belmont Lions Club, Past Venerable of the Middlesex Sons of Italy, P.G.K. and former District Deputy of Belmont Council, K of C and Past Pres. Somerville Kiwanis Club.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory to Salesian Mission, c/o Fr. Thomas Vattahara, 2 Lefeve Lane, New Rochelle, NY, 10801, would be sincerely appreciated.

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Tom and Mary (Nixon) Stevens
   Posted Mon June 08, 2020
We are sorry to learn of the death of our friend John. We extend our sympathies to our friend Darryll. Tom and Mary (Nixon) Stevens.

Giovanni and Maria Luisa Saraceni
   Posted Tue June 09, 2020
Sincere condolences to Angelo and Wega and to the entire family. Love.
Giovanni and Maria Luisa

Merrie Watters
   Posted Mon July 20, 2020
Dear Darryl,
I came across John's obituary today and want to express my sincere sympathy to you, my early mentor in the O.R. at MGH. You spoke of him so often in those days. Sorry I did not know sooner about his passing. Please know you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Respectfully, Merrie Watters

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