James A. Imbrogna

June 12, 2015

James A. Imbrogna
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War Veteran

JAMES A. IMBROGNA – of Woburn, Friday, June 12th. Beloved husband of the late Viola M. (Catino) Imbrogna. Devoted father of Patricia M. Conway and her late husband Michael of Weymouth, James A. Imbrogna of Woburn, Pamela M. Charles and her husband Reynold of MI, and Joseph P. Imbrogna and his wife Kathryn of Saugus. Loving brother of Robert Imbrogna of Concord, Marion Scali of Belmont, Irene DiNucci and her husband Robert of Plymouth, and the late Charles Imbrogna, George Imbrogna, and Theresa Venuti. Dear brother-in-law of Leila Imbrogna of Duxbury. Cherished grandfather of Joseph and Michael Conway, Dominic and Kason Imbrogna, and Fatimah and Rey Charles. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 18th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in James’s memory to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc., 10301 McKinstry Mill Road, New Windsor, MD 21776-7903 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

James A. Imbrogna passed away early Friday morning, June 12th at the Woburn Nursing Center. The beloved husband of the late Viola M. (Catino) Imbrogna, who passed away just four months ago, he was eighty-five years of age.

Born and raised in Roxbury, Mr. Imbrogna was the oldest of seven children of the late Pasquale and Lillian (Vitale) Imbrogna. He took his role as being the oldest quite seriously and was considered the Patriach of the family after his Dad passed away. He attended Boston Schools and graduated from the Boston Trade School with the Class of 1947.

Following high school Mr. Imbrogna served in the US Army during the Korean War. A proud Veteran, he marched each and every year, participating in all the activities for Veterans and Memorial Day celebrations.

When he returned home from the war, Mr. Imbrogna met the love of his life, Viola. The two courted for a time before marrying in 1960. They decided to make their home in Woburn and brought four wonderful children into the world. A very active dad, Mr. Imbrogna was always involved with his children. He made every attempt not to miss anything they were involved in, especially the school band, where he drove the van for the WHS Band, to and from practices, parades and shows in other communities. Mr. Imbrogna, having worked nights with the Postal Service, made himself available during any free time he had to assist his children. Weekends and vacation time were always special times with family. Each summer they would vacation at the Cape where many happy memories were made! Mr. Imbrogna was there to help even in spite of working nights through out his life!

In his home though he always was in charge and the “King of his Castle,” but always with continuous love, respect, and kindness!

Sadly, in February of this year his beloved wife, Viola, passed away after an extended illness. Mr. Imbrogna had assisted in tending to all her needs over those years.

The family truly would like to thank Home Instead Agency, in particular, two very special attendants, Madelene and Antoinette, along with Winchester Hospital and Woburn Nursing Center for all the loving, kind, and gentle care shown their Dad and Mom over the last year.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Imbrogna was predeceased by his wife of fifty-four years, Viola M. (Catino) Imbrogna; his son-in-law, Michael Conway; his brothers, Charles and George Imbrogna; and his sister, Theresa Venuti.

He is lovingly survived by his children, Patricia M. Conway of Weymouth, James A. Imbrogna of Woburn, Pamela M. Charles and her husband Reynold of MI, and Joseph P. Imbrogna and his wife Kathryn of Saugus; his brother, Robert Imbrogna of Concord; his sisters, Marion Scali of Belmont and Irene DiNucci and her husband Robert of Plymouth; his sister-in-law, Leila Imbrogna of Duxbury; and his grandchildren, Joseph and Michael Conway, Dominic and Kason Imbrogna, and Fatimah and Rey Charles.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 18th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in James’s memory to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc., 10301 McKinstry Mill Road, New Windsor, MD 21776-7903 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. Joe,
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Take care Brother.

    With my deepest sympathy,

    David Domingo

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