James P. Brogna

August 9, 2019

James P. Brogna
U.S. Veteran

US Marine Corps

Korean War

James P. Brogna – of Woburn, peacefully August 9, 2019, at the age of eighty-eight. Longtime love and companion of Joanne White of Billerica. Beloved father of Deborah Devlin, her husband Harold of Lowell, Sandra Melanson and Jamie Macinanti, her husband Raymond, all of Woburn. Dear brother of the late Rosemary Guilli, her late husband Daniel and Ronald Brogna, his late wife Charlene. Cherished grandfather of Kiley, Kasey and James and great-grandfather of Aviana. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours from 10 – 12 noon on Wednesday, August 14th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, with his Funeral Service to follow at noon in the funeral home. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Jim’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center 144 School Street, Woburn, MA or to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.

James P. Brogna, 88, of Woburn, died peacefully, Friday, August 9th, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, with his family by his side.

Jim was born in Winchester, a son of the late Peter and Laura (Petrillo) Brogna. He was raised and educated in Woburn. After graduation from High School, Jim served his country proudly as part of the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict, until being honorably discharged.

Upon his return, Jim and his brother-in-law Dan Guilli, decided to open a restaurant in North Woburn called “Jim-Dandy’s!” It was the place for a good Italian dish or pizza and had a wonderful following! After several successful years, there was fire in the building and they were unable to continue. Years later, the family opened the Anchor Restaurant, where Jim was a proud and integral part.

In more recent years, Jim volunteered his time at the Woburn Senior Center where he made many great and lasting relationships.

Jim’s greatest joy in life was his family. He enjoyed traveling, especially visiting various casinos. He also was a proud fan and supporter of the Red Sox, Patriots and Bruins and an avid and talented golfer. Caring for his home and yard was his pride and joy and he thrived on keeping it in great shape.

Longtime love and companion of Joanne White of Billerica. Beloved father of Deborah Devlin, her husband Harold of Lowell, Sandra Melanson and Jamie Macinanti, her husband Raymond, all of Woburn. Dear brother of the late Rosemary Guilli, her late husband Daniel and Ronald Brogna, his late wife Charlene. Cherished grandfather of Kiley, Kasey and James and great-grandfather of Aviana. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours from 10 – 12 noon on Wednesday, August 14th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, with his Funeral Service to follow at noon in the funeral home. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Jim’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center 144 School Street, Woburn, MA or to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours from 10 – 12 noon on Wednesday, August 14th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, with his Funeral Service to follow at noon in the funeral home. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Jim’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center 144 School Street, Woburn, MA or to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867.

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  1. Dear Sandy, Debbie and Jamie
    I’m just hearing that your father has passed on. I’m so sorry he has passed away and that I have missed his services. Offering strength during this sad time.
    Love,
    Nancy and Pete Steeves

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