John D. Iritano

February 13, 2020

John D. Iritano
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

WWII

John D. Iritano – of Winchester, February 13th. Beloved husband of Marie A. (DelGratta). Cherished father of F. John Iritano, his late wife Lynn of Woburn, Robert Iritano, his wife Sharon of Gloucester and Karen Walker, her late husband Robert of Winchester. Devoted grandfather of Mark, Jennifer, Scott, Lorri, Leah, Andrea and Dana, and great-grandfather of Ryan, Michaela, Mallory and Olivia. Dear brother of Alfred Iritano of Medford, and the late Sam Iritano and Marion Milona. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. At the family’s request, all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

John D. Iritano – of Winchester, died peacefully, February 13th, at the Sawtelle House in Reading with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of nearly 76 years to Marie A. (DelGratta) Iritano.

Born in Boston, John was a son of the late Frank and Luigina (Presterone) Iritano. He was raised in East Boston and a graduate of East Boston High School. After High School, John served his country proudly as part of the US Navy during WWII, serving overseas and witnessing the flag raising on Iwo Jima.

John was a pioneer in the plastics industry, being ahead of his time. While raising a young family, John attended night school at Northeastern University where he earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees.

For many years he worked for several plastic machine manufacturers, until eventually starting his own business, John D. Iritano Associates where he did consult work.

John was a loving, dedicated, devoted and supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend. His family meant the world to him and he enjoyed summering with the in Maine and spending winters in Florida with his wife. He will be deeply missed by never forgotten.

Cherished father of F. John Iritano, his late wife Lynn of Woburn, Robert Iritano, his wife Sharon of Gloucester and Karen Walker, her late husband Robert of Winchester. Devoted grandfather of Mark, Jennifer, Scott, Lorri, Leah, Andrea and Dana, and great-grandfather of Ryan, Michaela, Mallory and Olivia. Dear brother of Alfred Iritano of Medford, and the late Sam Iritano and Marion Milona. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

At the family’s request, all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

At the family’s request, all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

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  1. John Randall Christman

    John loved his family and his life. And if you weren’t loving your life, he’d be the first to yell at you. “What the hell do calendar years have to do with anything?”
    Thank you for teaching me to make the most of every day Grampy.

  2. Joanne Palmer Lavallee

    Dear Mary and family,
    My sister, Judy, as stated above, did get in touch with me yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss. As Judy said, John will live on in your hearts. I know my parents, Jean and Harley Palmer, are forever in my heart and send me comforting thoughts in my dreams. John’s love will remain with you forever.

  3. JulieAnn Weddleton

    Auntie Mary & family,
    So sorry about your loss, uncle will be greatly missed.

    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. Judy Palmer O'Toole

    I cannot explain this but the first thing I did this morning was Google Mr. Iritano. I was amazed to read that he died on my birthday. I want to send my sympathy to the family. He lived a long life but we are never ready to let them go out of our lives. May your memories be good ones and his love for you remain in your hearts. My parents, Jean & Harley Palmer, would have been among the first to be in touch. I will pass the news on to my sisters. You will be in our prayers. Judy Palmer O’Toole

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