John M. Stygles

February 11, 2012

U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

World War II Veteran

JOHN M. STYGLES – in Woburn, February 11th. Beloved husband of Rose M. (Gargano) Stygles. Devoted father of Jennifer S. Barone and her husband Paul of Vermont and Michael J. Stygles of Tewksbury. Twin brother of Joseph Stygles of Billerica, and brother of the late Leo Stygles, Edith Jones, Mary DiLorenzo, and Ethel Gorrasi. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, February 15th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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OBITUARY:

John M. Stygles of Woburn passed away peacefully early Saturday, February 11th, at the Woburn Nursing Center, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Rose M. (Gargano) Stygles for over fifty-six years.

Born in Woburn eighty-six years ago, he was the son of the late Minot and Annette (Stenquist) Stygles. He attended Woburn schools and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1943. A proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served for three years in the Marshall Islands during World War II. He attended many reunions over the years with fellow Marines from his fighter squadron, VMF-311.

John was a painter whose skills were much in demand. His meticulous work could be seen in the city’s schools, where he was employed by the Woburn School Department until his retirement in 1992.

John and his wife Rose traveled a great deal, most notably to Norway, Hawaii, Bermuda, Las Vegas, and Yellowstone, as well as two trips to Italy. They also enjoyed taking cruises with friends. A devoted husband and wonderful father, he most enjoyed spending time with his family and puttering around his house. He was truly a “Mr. Fix-It,” who often traveled to northern Vermont to work on his daughter’s home as well as his own.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Leo Stygles, and three sisters, Edith Jones, Mary DiLorenzo, and Ethel Gorrasi.

Surviving along with his beloved wife Rose are a daughter, Jennifer S. Barone and her husband Paul of East Burke, Vermont, and a son, Michael J. Stygles of Tewksbury. He also leaves his twin brother, Joseph Stygles of Billerica.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Wednesday, February 15th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made in John’s memory to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. One of my favorite memories of John growing up was how his yard always looked so beautiful. He would be out there every day, always doing something. He was so kind and easy to talk to, always there to help.

    No matter how hard he worked he always found time to take care of others. He helped my Mom and Dad over the years and I can’t thank him enough for being the best neighbor. When I look back we were so lucky to have lived next to such a nice family over the years.

    We were so lucky to have had a neighbor as wonderful as John. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered forever.

    Rose, Jennifer and Michael your husband, your father will forever be in our prayers.

    Love,
    Patty Jennings

  2. Rose,

    We are saddened by the loss of John. You both have always been like family to us and we have always appreciated your love and frienship.

    Love, the Coady Family

  3. Dear Rose and Family,
    So sorry to hear about John’s passing. When I first started working at school, he would come into the office and make us laugh. He was always pleasant and funny. Then being a member of the women’s Sons of Italy, I met Rose. Such a sweet lady. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Love,
    Chuck and Deanna Perry
    Hollywood, Florida

  4. Dear Rose,

    Our deepest symphathy on your loss of your husband. My prayers are with you.

    Your neighbors across the way.
    Nelson and Evelyn Lopez

  5. Dear Rose,
    We are so sorry to hear about John’s death. May God help you during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Your neighbors,
    Frankie and Nelly Alonge

  6. Rose – I was saddened to hear of John’s passing – you were always so wonderful to me when I was a kid – thank you John for all the memories – I always loved you both

    Stephanie Cooke Saunders

  7. To Rose and Family,

    I was so sad to hear of the passing of John. He was a wonderful man and I remember quite a few good times on Spring Garden Terrace.

    My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

    Nancy Mace-Claflin

  8. To Rose, Jennifer and Mike
    So sorry to hear about John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time..He was a good man and a nice neighbor..Bless you all.
    Betty Riley

  9. To Rose, Jennifer, Paul and Michael: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Randy will be there tomorrow night to pay his respects to the family. Peace be with you all. Love, Lauri & Randy Sybel

  10. Joyce Cunniff
    Rose and Family
    I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing…I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Dear Rose,

    Sorry for your lose. Many times when I was a School employee John made my life easy and gave me great advice. I was always glad to see John when he came to the city yard in recent years. He made me a better man.

    Tucker Quinn

  12. From: Lisa Radosta Surette

    To a great neighbor, you and your lovely wife Rosie, were very good to my parents and my siblings and I appreciate all that you have done. May peace be with you, John.

  13. Dear Rose:
    We were so so sorry to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will be attending the wake.
    Love Marguerite & Larry

  14. Auntie Rose, Jenny & Michael:

    Uncle John will be greatly missed but never forgotten. We are all here for you if you need us.

    With love and heartfelt sympathy,
    Jeannie O’Leary

  15. Rose and family;

    I was saddened to hear the news of John’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

    with sympathy,

    Robert H Mc Donough Jr
    Woburn, MA

  16. Dear Rose, Jennifer, John, and Family,
    We send our sympathy on John’s passing. Les and I are planning to attend the wake.
    Love,
    Les, Marilyn & Auntie Marion

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