Obituaries

John C. Biondo

April 24th, 2016

John C. Biondo, “Johnny B” age 51, of Dracut, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on April 24, 2016, at the Lowell General Hospital.

John was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Austin Prep High School in Reading with the Class of 1983.

John worked as a Global Network Service Delivery Manager at Raytheon where he was employed for more than 30 years.

In his spare time, John loved his cars and riding his Harley with his buddies. He was quite the host when it came to his Daytona 500 parties and a good time was had by all.

John enjoyed the outdoors; ice fishing, riding his skimobile, and his many Summers spent at Country Pond Campground in New Hampshire with family and friends.

John will be fondly remembered as dependable, helpful, and a true friend. He loved his family unconditionally and could always be counted on to do anything for anyone. John was kind, caring, friendly and fun; he will be forever missed by all who knew and loved him.

John was the cherished son of Charles R. and Noreen T. (Skehill) Biondo, dear brother of Julie M. Pozzi & husband Chris and the late Joseph C. Biondo, loving uncle of Jonathan and Heather Pozzi all of Wilmington. Devoted companion of Carolyn Callahan and her children Caitlin & D. J. all of Dracut. John is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Family and Friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, April 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in John’s name may be made to the Joseph Biondo Scholarship Fund, c/o Wilmington High School, 159 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter, 315 Norwood Park South – 1st Floor, Norwood, MA 02062

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37 Entries in Guest Book for “John C. Biondo”

  1. Amy O'Neil says:

    My husband and I are truly saddened by the loss of your son, brother, uncle and companion. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Sending you love and light in this dark time.
    Amy and William O’Neil (friends of Julie and Chris)

  2. Richard Jennings says:

    My condolences to your family. John was one of my favorite people from my Raytheon days. He was always there for you in his support and willingness to offer whatever he could to help with any situation you had. His advice and counsel was always well thought out and always welcome. His patience and guidance was always above and beyond. What a truly wonderful and caring person he was. He was well respected by all.

  3. Cindy and Kelly Walsh says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.
    With our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Cindy and Kelly Walsh

  4. Jeanne Grant says:

    Dear Noreen & Charlie,
    I am so sorry that you have lost your dear son, John.
    My heart and prayers are with you and your family at this
    most devastating time. God be with you all.
    Much love, Jeanne

  5. Marion Bradford says:

    Dear Noreen and Charlie
    Greatly saddened to hear of the loss of your son John,
    Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy
    Bless you and your family at this terrible time,
    and give you peace.
    Love Marion

  6. Mike Silvia says:

    Very sorry to hear John passing away suddenly. Working at Raytheon for nearly 15 years, I had the pleasure of working with John on some messaging solutions. He was always very helpful and patient working on problems and it was my pleasure to have met him. He will be sadly missed. Our thought and prayers go out to John and all of his family at this time. God Bless… – Michael

  7. Bob Connors says:

    I can’t express how saddened I am and still can’t believe this news. John and I started at RTN the same year. He worked with/for me for years. A few times over the years, we went to different locations, but always kept in touch and always seemed to be put back near each other again.

    Not only was he an incredibly dedicated and motivated professional that could always be counted on, but he was a dear friend that was always willing to jump in and offer help. During life’s happy and sad moments, Johnny B was always there.

    I could write a whole story on your son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, boyfriend, friend, but I think many people have all experienced the selfless acts and unconditional friendship.

    The world got a little darker yesterday for those who were close to Johnny B, but I’m confident he will soon smile from the heavens and provide light for those who mourn him.

    May God welcome you into His kingdom, my friend, and comfort all those who share in the sadness of your loss.

    Bob Connors

  8. Bridie Murray says:

    To Noreen, Charles Julie, Chris and Family Carolyn and Family and all the Family and Friends our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May your memories of John RIP bring you comfort at this time.
    Sincere sympathy on this sad occasion. Sorry we cannot be there but we will share you grief from afar. God Bless and keep you all Love Bridie Murray and Family Galway Ireland

  9. Nancy Beals-Roketenetz says:

    Mr. & Mrs. Biondo, Julie, Chris, and Carolyn,

    We are so sorry to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love,
    Andy and Nancy (Beals) Roketenetz

  10. Kathry Drury says:

    I am shocked and saddened by the news of Johnny B’s passing. I met John almost 15 years ago, after just joining RTN. I had traveled from Texas to Andover where John met me, took me all about and introduced me to at least a hundred people over the course of a few days. He knew everyone and everyone enjoyed working with him. I sure did.

    Over the year’s we kept in touch and worked on several projects together. You could count on John when something needed to be done and he did it all with a wicked smile and his signature humor.

    Memory Eternal, John. Prayers and comfort to your family and to all those whose lives you touched. May God Bless.

    Kathy Drury

  11. Betsy(Palmer)Feeley says:

    I am so sorry to hear about John. There are no words at such a sad time, but please know I will keep your family in my prayers.

  12. Jim Scully says:

    Charlie and Noreen:

    I am stunned and deeply saddened to hear this news. I am very sorry for your loss. You should take some pride and comfort in knowing how much John was loved and respected by his Raytheon colleagues. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Jim Scully

  13. Ken & Theresa Michaud says:

    To our dear, dear friends Noreen, Charlie and daughter Julie,

    We are so sorry for your terrible loss of John. Loosing a family member is such a big loss, especially for the parents.

    We never did meet John but we feel like we’ve known him ever since we became your friends. You always talked about your kids and how proud you are of Julie, John and Joe.

    The picture of John is absolutely great. What a handsome man. Theresa and I never saw him; however, we will all meet him in heaven.

    We are here for you and our prayers are with you, Charlie, and Julie though this difficult time.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Love,
    Ken & Theresa

  14. Tom Lydon says:

    I am shocked and so very saddened to hear about John. I am proud to say he was my friend and colleague for more than 15 years, and I will miss him. My deepest sympathy to John’s family, and everyone who knew and loved him over the years. May you rest in peace, John.

  15. Tim Russell says:

    Like all that have heard the sad news of this past weekend I am unable to comprehend how life can change so fast. I do not recall when I first met John but I do recall that I liked him from the very start. He was genuine, a straight talker and a get things done kind of guy. We always stayed in touch as each of us moved from one Raytheon facility to another. In Tewksbury and more recently in Billerica he and I would walk at lunch a few times a week and talk work, weekend activities and just laugh. He has helped me out with lending his time, talent or resources to assist in whatever I was doing. I simply cannot say enough about John, he was a very good friend and will be sorely missed.

  16. Jim Traniello says:

    I spent my entire 18 years at Raytheon either working with John or working for him. He was a great guy, always true to his word and always willing to help. He will be missed. Thanks for the good times John. Jim

  17. John Bertolami says:

    My deepest condolences to you all for your loss. I am so deeply saddened to hear this news. Johnny B and I first met 20 years ago when I first got into IT at Raytheon. I knew from the start that he was a hard working, and dedicated employee. But he was also a great person to be around – always setting a great example, and always willing to step up and help anyone, and would never back down from a challenge. Because we both have the same initials, and those who knew him called him JB, or Johnny B, he would say to me that he was the ‘original’ JB, and I was JB2.

    We will all miss our colleague and good friend. God Bless You JB.

    JB2

  18. Edward Ernest says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to JB’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with and for JB at Raytheon. He was instrumental in helping me advance in my career here. I am thankful for the opportunity that he created for me. Besides that, John was great to talk go and I would always walk away with a smile or laughing. He will be missed.

  19. Tommy Lydon says:

    Johnny B was a wonderful person, a wonderful coworker, and a dear friend. I could spend hours writing stories and anecdotes from my friendship with John, but I will share a recent one. I met him about 15 years ago when I started working with him, and we were fast friends, bonding over our love of cars and all things with engines. I spoke to John almost every week since we started working together, often about his cars or his tractor. When I was putting a new shed in last year, I asked his opinion on leveling the ground. Before I knew it, he was at my house (over an hour away) with his backhoe in tow, ready to do the job for me. My 2 year old son was enamored with John’s “big truck”, and John showed him how to use the backhoe and drove him around the yard on his lap – the two of them laughing and yelling happily as they bounced along. I will cherish this memory of John forever. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him had their lives made better as a result. Rest in peace John, we love you and will miss you, but in the too-short time you were with us, you did more than enough to bring happiness and goodness to the world.

  20. Amy Andreola says:

    Dear Family and Friends

    I am so totally shocked by this terrible news. John was a really great person, a trusted friend and mentor to me. He has been taken home far before his time was due. I will miss his beautiful smile, laugh and pranks he played on fellow raytheon coworkers. John always knew how to brighten me up when I was having a bad day. God Bless you John. Rest in peace. I look forward to seeing you on the other side….

    Ames

  21. The Mercuri Family says:

    WE were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your son. May the wonderful memories you have sustain you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Sharon Boudreau Despres says:

    Mr. & Mrs. Biondo, Julie and family,

    I am truly saddened to hear about John. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was an amazing person and a truly great friend. He has taken a piece of my heart with him but I am so very grateful for all the memories from our high school years and beyond, that I will always treasure. Rest in peace Johnny and say hi to Joey. xoxo

  23. Bob Tamburro says:

    Our deepest sympathies to John’s family.
    We will deeply miss John’s dedication, commitment and kindness in his leadership at work. He has impacted so many over the years. He was a co-worker, a friend…and very much a family member with his professional relationships.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, “Mr. Biondo”. Your friend…Bob T

  24. Pete Bocon says:

    I was deeply saddened by the loss of your son. I worked very closely with John on a lengthy project in 2008 and John brought a level of professionalism mixed with encouragement and a good dose of joy to me and other colleagues. He was always upbeat and had kind words for all.

    He will be sorely missed….

  25. Al Tahn says:

    My heartfelt condolences to John’s family for your loss. John was a valued colleague and friend to me at RTN, as he was to many of us who had the pleasure of working with him. John and I first met over email where he sent me a question about the company’s policy on retention periods for email. He had studied the policy in detail and did extensive research on how to apply it properly at the business unit. His email to me was clear, concise and showed how important he felt about doing the right thing. I soon was able to meet John in person and quickly discovered that he was principled, fun-loving and warm. I know that I speak for many of us at RTN in expressing how much he is missed.

  26. Alex Hill says:

    My deepest sympathy to John’s family and friends. John was a true gem. We worked together for years at Raytheon. He was much more than a colleague, but a true friend. He will be sorely missed. Thank you to John’s family for supporting his Raytheon career, and sharing Johnny B with us.

  27. Angela & Doug Johnston says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Angela & Douglas Johnston[ R.A.D]

  28. Michelle (Stickney) Taylor says:

    There are no words to convey the sadness I feel for your family! My prayers are with you. John was such a positive force in every life that he touched! He will be missed and always remembered.

  29. Elaine Morrison says:

    I extend my heartfelt sympathy to John’s family foremost, his friends and Raytheon colleagues. John was taken way to early. I met him at RTN many, many years ago, when we were both just newbies. As was stated in previous comments, he was always willing to help, smiling and would go out of his way for you. When I retired a few years ago, during my last few days, I got a knock on my office door. It was John, who had made a special trip to my office location to wish me luck in the future. That’s the kind of man he was – kind, thoughtful, and considerate. Rest in Peace, John.

  30. Jeanne Bolduc says:

    To the Biondo Family my deepest condolences on the passing of John I did not know John but I did know Joe My nephew is Kenny DeYoung Joe’s friend I remember one Christmas when Jie was wearing his father’s coat and how proud he was My nephew Kenny was never the same after Joe and now all three have passed may they all RIP God Bless my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time

  31. Dana DeLuca says:

    My condolences go out to the Biondo family. I heard about this terrible news when I was in Florida. I cannot express how shocked and saddened I felt. I knew John for many years at Raytheon. In fact, he interviewed me in Andover for my first job in IT when I transitioned from manufacturing. Not only was John a coworker but he was a good friend. He was an honest, genuine, and caring person. I don’t think I have met a harder working and dedicated employee in over 30 years working at Raytheon. God bless and Rest in Peace Johnny B.

  32. John Watkins says:

    R.I.P. JB. My coworker, my mentor and my friend. You will be sorely missed.

  33. Laurie Logan says:

    Heartfelt sympathy to John’s family and friends. I knew John from Raytheon and he truly was an amazing person who will be missed by so many. Rest in peace John.

    Thinking of all of you with caring thoughts and prayers.

  34. Steven Briggs says:

    I was out of town on vacation and completely out of contact with work — arriving only yesterday and finally seeing an email announcing this today.
    John was a former colleague, then manager, then colleague again. He was one of the few people in the Company that I knew well after several trips together on a project back in the early 2000s. Myself and another colleague actually stayed a few nights at his home (can’t remember if it was because of budget or an inability to find a close hotel). I am truly saddened by this.
    My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and those who worked every day with him in the Boston area as this loss will leave a tremendous gap in their daily lives.
    See you on the other side my friend.

  35. Gary Alperson says:

    I am sorry to learn of John’s passing. I met him two months short of fifteen years ago, and I have many happy memories from working with him during my time at Raytheon. My sympathies go out to his family.

  36. Susan Hudson says:

    Having only met John recently through his lovely girlfriend, Carolyn (and due to the recent passing our my niece, Amanda Hudson). He was truly a sweetheart with all the amazing stories that I have heard from Carolyn, you could clearly see that this guy had such a big heart for all. I pray that his family, friends and loved ones can find comfort in knowing what they already knew. May they look to the higher source for peace for he is that newest of ANGELS in heaven watching over all. Hugs & prayers to all <3

  37. Barry Conroe says:

    John’s legacy lives!! He lives in me and all those he touched. As a colleague John has the highest integrity, character, skill, talent and determination. As a friend he was always there with that adoring smile. Well done John as you made a Difference !! God’s Blessing to John’s Family and Friends.

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