KAIRO, PETER F., age 54 in Woburn, suddenly, January 28th, beloved husband of Joanne W. (Guilli) Kairo. Devoted father of Nina Kairo and stepfather of Ryan Watt, both of Woburn. Loving son of Ann (Baresse) Kairo of Chelsea and the late Peter F. Kairo. Dear brother of Alan Kairo of ME and Gregory Kairo of Lynn. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Friday, January 31st, at 11:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 12:15 p.m. Calling hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the Peter F. Kairo Memorial Fund, c/o Northern Bank and Trust, 303 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801, attn: Joe Smith.
Peter F. Kairo, 54, of Woburn died suddenly on Tuesday evening, January 28th, at Somerville Hospital after having been stricken while at work. He was the husband of Joanne W. (Guilli) Kairo.
Son of Ann (Baresse) Kairo of Chelsea and the late Peter F. Kairo, he grew up in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School with the class of 1966. He continued his education at U. Mass-Amherst.
An auto mechanic, he was employed for over twenty-two years at Good News Garage in Cambridge. In recent months he had started up his own auto repair business.
After living in Watertown for several years, he took up residence in Woburn in 1989.
A gifted self-taught musician, he had played the guitar for over thirty years. He performed on a regular basis at Blanchard’s Tavern in Avon and taught a workshop at the yearly New England Folk Festival. He also taught guitar lessons to students in his home.
At the age of eleven he began to teach himself Japanese, and was fluent in that language as well as several others. He worked part-time at a Japanese bookstore in Cambridge where he served as a translator. Over the course of the past several years, he and his wife had hosted Japanese exchange students in their home.
Another of his varied interests was martial arts, which he had studied for many years and in which he was still active at the time of his death. He had also recently joined the Masons in Cambridge.
Surviving in addition to his wife Joanne and his mother, Ann Kairo of Chelsea, are a daughter, Nina Kairo, and a stepson, Ryan Watt, both of Woburn. He also leaves two brothers, Alan Kairo of ME and Gregory Kairo of Lynn.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, January 31st, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 12:15 p.m. Interment will be private.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Peter’s memory to the Peter F. Kairo Memorial Fund, c/o Northern Bank and Trust, 303 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801, Attn: Joe Smith.