John M. Pizzolante

September 5, 2015

John M. Pizzolante
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Korean War Veteran

JOHN M. PIZZOLANTE – of Woburn, Saturday, September 5th. Beloved husband of Pearl (Russo) Pizzolante. Dear brother of Eleanor Jean. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and their families. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, September 12th at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10:30. Interment to be announced. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in John’s memory to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

OBITUARY

John Marc Pizzolante, a longtime resident of Woburn, formerly of Boston, passed away September 5, 2015 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of Pearl (Russo) Pizzolante to whom he was married for sixty four wonderful years.

John was born in Boston, son of the late Vincent and Mary (Rizzo) Pizzolante. He was a graduate of the Boston Public Schools and went on to technical education at the Franklin Technical Institute. John met his wife Pearl at a dancehall in Revere called The Oceanview. They loved to dance and followed many of the famous well-known orchestra leaders of the time. John and Pearl were married in April of 1951 at St. James Church in Arlington. It was soon after this that John, while employed by the National Lead Company as a chemist, voluntarily joined the Air Force to serve his country in the Korean War.

The couple moved to Craig Air Force Base outside of Selma, Alabama in the fall of 1951. John was one of only four Air Force lab technicians selected to serve at the naval hospital in San Diego, California. It was a great honor and a testament to John’s abilities in the lab. John and Pearl would move once again back across the country, this time back to Massachusetts. John’s final assignment was at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, although John had been hoping for Hanscom which was closer to home.

Upon his discharge from the Air Force, John furthered his education, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Boston College. John and Pearl decided to move back to California in 1962 to pursue better opportunities. Both worked in various capacities while they resided in Canoga Park in the San Fernando Valley. They would move back to Massachusetts once and for all in 1965.

After settling back in Woburn, John opened his own medical lab in Stoneham. He owned and operated it until 1985 when he merged with the Newton Wellesley Lab. Pearl and John enjoyed many trips to Foxwoods, Atlantic City and Upstate New York. They loved to travel by train, making trips to Florida to visit family. John also enjoyed playing golf, reading and challenging his mind with crossword puzzles and Sudoku.

John is lovingly survived by his wife Pearl (Russo) Pizzolante. Dear brother of Eleanor Jean. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and their families.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, September 12th at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10:30. Interment to be announced. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to call at the Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in John’s memory to the MSPCA-Angell, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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