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John James Bossi Sr.

June 15, 1951 ~ April 25, 2022 (age 70)


            John James Bossi, Sr, 70, of Lynnfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 25, 2022. 

          Born and raised in Somerville to the late Guido “James” and Sara (Carrozza) Bossi.  John was a loving brother to Pauline Lampropoulos and husband “Jimmy” of Lynnfield, James Bossi and wife Abigail of Somerville, Rosanne Hudgins and wife Jennifer Dashnaw of Plymouth, Roberta Sardella and husband Daniel of Stoneham and the late Elizabeth “Honey” Centrella. 

          John married the love of his life Dodie (Curran) Bossi on October 12, 1975.  John and Dodie had a wonderful life for 47 years together and were blessed with four children: Melissa Sylvester of Lowell, Philip Bossi of Lynnfield, Jamie Bossi of Lynnfield, and John Bossi Jr and his fiancée Kathleen Troisi of Lynn. 

          John was a kind and humble man who loved his family and his business.  John owned and operated Bossi’s Automotive in Winchester for 40 years up until he passed.  John began his career with Bossi’s tow company and expanded to meet the needs of the community. 

           John was a people person and enjoyed talking to everyone that came into the shop.  When he wasn’t in the office, he was spending time with his family in York, Maine.  John was the happiest when he spent time with his dear friends and family.  He loved coming to the beach late in the afternoons to watch his grandchildren.  He will be remembered by his six grandchildren Gabriella, Anthony, Donald, Britney, Olivia and Gianna Sylvester as well as his two great-grandchildren Melody and Aaron Sylvester.

          John has left behind a wonderful legacy and touched many lives.  Everyone who knew “Johnny” experienced his love, compassion and generosity.

           Relatives and friends are most respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield, MA 01940 on Saturday, April 30th at 12pm. Visiting hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28) NORTH READING, at Reading line, on Friday from 4-8 pm. Interment private. In memory of John please make donations to the Bossi Family Fund, C/O Wakefield Co-op Bank, 596 Main St., Lynnfield, MA 01940. 

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April 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cota Funeral Homes
335 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864

Mass of Christian Burial
April 30, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Maria Goretti Church, Lynnfield

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