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Biagio M. Farese

May 3rd, 2021

Biagio M. Farese, age 69, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2021, with his loving family at his side.

Biagio was the beloved husband and best friend of 45 years to the late Susan M. Farese and the devoted father of Dr. Christina Farese of Wilmington and Jeffrey Farese and his wife Debbie of Georgia, loving “Nonno” of Emily, Zachary, and Kaylie. Son of the late Silverio and Antonina (Pelligrino) Farese, brother of Maria Lembo and Angela Wood of Arizona and Anthony Farese of Ohio.

Nothing brought Biagio more joy than his wife, family, and home. A doctor once told him he was an outlier—and he was. He was an outlier not just because he was truly a medical marvel, but rather because he channeled his strength and willpower into all that he did from caring for his family to home improvement projects to cheering for the Patriots. He was an amazing cook known for his chicken soup, eggplant parmigiana, calzones, and Christmas cookies.

He took great pride in his children’s educational accomplishments, which represented for him the achievement of a life-long dream. He was an incredibly hard worker regardless of the task, who spent close to 23 years at the MBTA both as a bus driver and a street supervisor.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Methuen. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. All guests are required to wear a mask in the Funeral Home and in Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Biagio’s memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P. O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Biagio M. Farese”

  1. Claire and Normand Rivard and family says:

    We are so very sorry for your families loss at this difficult time.

  2. Arthur and Kathryn Morin says:

    We are both so sorry for your loss. We will miss our amazing and gracious friend and neighbor. Arthur will miss his morning visits for coffee and advice along with of course his wonderful cooking which we both enjoyed when Susan was still here with us. They were both beautiful and loving people who brought us great joy when they moved into our neighborhood. May they soar together as angels in heaven.

  3. Frank lake says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. Linda J Hogan says:

    We are sorry for your loss, we will miss our longtime dear friend. He was always loving and caring to everyone and wanted to help however he could. We had many good times and memories over many years with Susan and BJ. We know they are in heaven together now and will look over their family from the Golden Gates.

  5. Dorothy Ann( Cunha) Fernald says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you all. I remember days that me and my sister used to babysit the kids and it was a pleasure to meet them all. Very sweet and loving family.. My thoughts and prayers are being sent from Florida. On this sad day. Keep the memory in my heart.

  6. Jim Ouellette says:

    I just found out about your mother’s passing last summer and now your father’s. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I grew up with your mom on Exchange St. in Lawrence. We were classmates for 8 years at St. Rita School. Met your dad several times. You were blessed with good parents. May they both rest in the peace of heaven. We will request a mass to be offered in their memory. With deepest sympathy from Jim Ouellette and wife Christine.

  7. Fred Goodine (VA) says:

    I was sorry to read of BJ’s passing in this month’s MBTA newsletter.
    BJ and I drove together out of Bartlett Street back in 1974. He was a great guy and friend. I still smile and laugh over many fond memories we shared.

    My deepest condolences,

    Fred Goodine
    Winchester, VA

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