Obituaries

Calandrello, John P. “Jack”

October 5th, 2011

John P. “Jack” Calandrello of Tewksbury, formerly of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 5, 2011.  Jack was born in Winchester on January 10, 1950 and was raised and educated in Wilmington.  He was the cherished only child of Giovanni “John” and Frances (Vaglica) Calandrello.  Jack was always a hard worker, as a young boy he worked on the family farm located on Lowell Street in Wilmington and was always willing to help in the family masonry business. 
 
Jack had a great love of sports, he was a season ticket holder for many years and followed the New England Patriots faithfully.  He was a huge Boston Bruins fan and relished in watching them win the Stanley Cup this past  year. 
 
Jack was a devoted father to his three sons, he was very active as a Wilmington youth coach whether it was Pop Warner, Little League, or Youth Hockey, you could always count on Jack to be there for his boys as well as the many kids that he coached. 
 
Jack was an athlete, for many years he played and coached the Men’s Adult League Hockey and was an avid softball player.
 
Jack took a lot of pride in his family and his home, he worked hard on his landscaping and his lawn was impeccable.  In his down time, Jack enjoyed listening to music and loved Harleys. 
 
Jack will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by many.
 
Jack was the beloved husband of Toni L. (Holden) Calandrello, devoted father of Michael Calandrello and his wife Melissa of Tewksbury, Mark Calandrello of Wilmington, Matthew Calandrello and his wife Christiana of Foxboro, step-father of Heather Sawtelle, and Christopher Sawtelle and his wife Julie, all of Texas, loving grandfather of Tucker and Sophia Calandrello, Victoria Reed-Fitton, and Tristan Sawtelle, son-in-law of James Holden of Texas, and brother-in-law of Mark Holden of Texas.
 
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Friday, October 7th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Jack’s name may be made to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.
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13 Entries in Guest Book for “Calandrello, John P. “Jack””

  1. Kim Bowse says:

    My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you, Toni, and your family.

  2. Laura Bosco says:

    I am so very sorry. Jack will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him and there were many.
    May the peace of God be with you all.

  3. Davide Molho says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of Jack. May your strength of character help you through this sad time. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

  4. Bob Seville says:

    From the Seville family, we extend our condolences for the loss of Jack. He was a good man and we have a lot of fond memories of Jack. Our prayers are with you and the collective Calandrello family.

  5. John McNally says:

    i’m very sorry to hear of jack’s passing….i have very fond memories of jack as my hockey coach for many years.

  6. Kim Lambert-Serna says:

    Michael, Mark and Matt; I’m sorry for your loss. You are your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.

  7. JoAnne DesLauriers says:

    Toni and family, I am so sorry for your loss, you and Jack have been in my prayers for a few months now. Sadly his journey has ended but to a beautiful end….no more pain and suffereing, resting in the loving arms of the Lord. May you all be at peace in that.

    JoAnne DesLauriers

  8. Deb and Mark Rasmussen says:

    Dear Mike, Melissa and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father Jack. Please know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Love,
    Deb and Mark

  9. Emily DeHority says:

    Toni and Family – I’m so sorry. Please know that you are in all of our thoughts and we know that he is resting peacefully, wherever he may be.

  10. Christina (Tina) Favero says:

    Michael and Family,

    Words will never be sufficient to convey my condolences. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.

    Love,
    Tina

  11. anita (rosa) gleason says:

    Toni and Mark, sorry to hear about Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Anita and Rebecca Gleason

  12. Ron & Lisa Alpers says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Charlie & Donna Sawtelle says:

    Toni and family, we knew Jack for a short time. He was a good man. We had the pleasure of meeting him at Chris’s wedding. He was a man of purpose and wish we had had the pleasure of getting to know him and his family even more. We hurt for Toni and the family and we are thinking of you during this painful time of saying goodbye. Jack is in his wonderful eternal home and is pain free now. His love will always remain and will be passed on too the younger generation for many years.

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