Thomas J. Giacchetto

May 21, 2015

Thomas J. Giacchetto
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War Veteran

THOMAS J. GIACCHETTO – of Woburn, Thursday, May 21st. Beloved husband of the late Rosalie I. (Lombardo) Giacchetto. Devoted father of Charles Giacchetto and his wife Lynn of Canton, Janice Braaten and her husband Bill of CA, and Thomas Giacchetto and his wife Joanne of Andover. Dear brother of Charlie Giacchetto of Everett, Phyllis “Honey” Giacchetto of Revere, Grace Allen of GA, and the late Moe Giacchetto. Cherished “Grandpa” of Jennifer and her husband Danny, Jon and his wife Michelle, Brent, Chad, Leah, Kristina, Tommy, and Andrew, and great-grandfather of Savannah, Trenton, and Leighton. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, May 27th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Thomas’s memory to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

OBITUARY:

Thomas J. Giacchetto passed away Thursday, May 21st at Wingate in Needham. The beloved husband of the late Rosalie I. (Lombardo) Giacchetto, he was eighty-two years of age.

Born and raised in East Boston, Thomas was one of five children of the late Ignazio and Thomasina (Pagliarulo) Giacchetto. He attended East Boston High School, graduating with the Class of 1951. After graduation, Thomas enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country in the Korean War.

One evening, while at a dance in Everett, Thomas met the love of his life, Rosalie. They had three children and made their home in Woburn. As a family, they loved going to Cape Cod, Dennis to be exact, where they spent every July 4th with family and friends. They also never missed the Greek Festival or the Feasts in the North End of Boston. When grandchildren arrived, Thomas was delighted at becoming a grandfather to his eight grandchildren and, later, three great-grandchildren.

While raising his family and working as a Teacher in the Boston School System, Thomas attended Northeastern University at night for twenty years. He secured two PhDs in Education. When he retired, he was the Headmaster at the Hubert H. Humphrey Occupational Resource Center in Boston and also the Superintendent of Vocational Education throughout Boston. He was an active member of the Boston Teachers Union throughout his career. Thomas also loved to golf, and was a longtime member of the Longmeadow Golf Club in Lowell.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was predeceased by his wife of forty-eight years, Rosalie I. (Lombardo) Giacchetto, and his brother, Emil “Moe” Giacchetto.

He is lovingly survived by his children, Charles Giacchetto and his wife Lynn of Canton, Janice Braaten and her husband Bill of CA, and Thomas Giacchetto and his wife Joanne of Andover; his brother, Charlie Giacchetto of Everett; his sisters, Phyllis “Honey” Giacchetto of Revere and Grace Allen of GA; his grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Danny, Jon and his wife Michelle, Brent, Chad, Leah, Kristina, Tommy, and Andrew; and his great-grandchildren, Savannah, Trenton, and Leighton.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, May 27th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Thomas’s memory to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

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