John R. Decubellis

August 11, 2006

John R. Decubellis
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Decubellis – in Woburn, August 11th, John R. beloved husband of Anne M.( McPartlin). Devoted father of Michael T. Decubellis and his wife Jane of Lyndeborough,NH, and Paul J. Decubellis and his wife Kathy of Woburn. Dear brother of Carmine J. Decubellis and his wife Eleanor and Alfred all of Methuen and the late Dorothy Alianello, Phillip, Thomas, Raymond and Richard Decubellis. Loving grandfather of Ryan Elizabeth, Felicia, Joseph and Peter. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 16th at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemeter, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to Mass Lions Eye Research, PO Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742.

OBITUARY:

John R. Decubellis, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away Friday, August 11th at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton. The beloved husband of Anne M. (McPartlin) Decubellis, he was seventy-two years of age. The son of the late Carmine and Julia (Picozzi) Decubellis, John was born and raised in Lawrence. He attended the Lawrence Public Schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. Following High School, John enlisted in the United Sates Army and upon completion of his fulltime military service, he continued to serve his country in the Army Reserve until his discharge in 1962. After his military service, John went to work for Raytheon as an electronics purchaser, a position he held for thirty-five years before retiring in 1993.

In September of 1961, John married his beloved wife Anne, to whom he was devoted for forty-five years. They made their home in Woburn where they raised their two sons. As a family they enjoyed camping and vacationing in Wells, Maine. A talented chef, John loved to cook for his family. His many hobbies including cribbage, bocci and reading, particularly history books. He loved watching the history channel, especially the military programs and always kept himself well informed. Always an avid worker, John kept himself busy after retirement by building tables, chairs and birdhouses. He and his wife also loved to travel and throughout the years established many wonderful friendships. They traveled to locations across the United States, Italy and also enjoyed taking cruises. In later years, John was blessed with four grandchildren who lovingly called him “papa??? or “puppy dog???, and he thoroughly cherished his time with them.

John was predeceased by his siblings, Dorothy Alianello, Phillip, Thomas, Raymond and Richard Decubellis.

He is survived by his wife Anne M. (McPartlin) Decubellis, his sons Michael T. Decubellis and his wife Jane of Lyndeborough,NH, and Paul J Decubellis and his wife Kathy of Woburn, siblings, Carmine J. Decubellis and his wife Eleanor and Alfred all of Methuen, his grandchildren, Ryan Elizabeth, Felicia, Joseph and Peter. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, August 16th at 8 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery,Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to Mass Lions Eye Research, PO Box 6050, New Bedford, MA 02742.

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  1. Dear Anne & Family;

    Our deepest sympathies to all for your loss.
    Am sorry also that I could not have seen you in person to convey my condolences as we were out of town through late yesterday.
    You are all in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Mary Ellen & Paul DeTeso.

  2. From John and Peggy Scavo

    Mike:

    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Please pass on our condolences to your family at this time of sorrow.

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