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.
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.