Joseph F. Gattuso

September 4, 2020

Joseph F. Gattuso
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Joseph F. Gattuso– of Mashpee, formerly of Woburn, September 4th. Loving husband of Annmarie (McWeeny) Gattuso. Devoted father of Joseph Gattuso of Lynn, Steven Gattuso his wife Josephine of Woburn, and Andrew Gattuso his wife Jessica of AZ. Dear brother of Theresa Tringale of MI and Joanne Dahlberg of Medford. Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Marissa, Joseph, Avery, Dominic, Caroline, James, Joseph, Connor, Jack, Vincent, and Noelle. Relatives and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 10th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-7 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, on Friday, September 11th at 11A.M.. Once again for all those attending, masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. In lieu of flowers Joe’s family asks that donations be made to: A Shot For Life, 80 Poplar Street, Watertown, MA 02472. To further develop cancer research at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Interment is private.

Joseph F. Gattuso – of Mashpee, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully September 4th. 

Joe was originally from Medford and Annemarie grew up next door in Somerville. They met at a deli in Ball Square where Joe spotted Annemarie and told his best friend that he was determined to go out with her. Annemarie was impressed by Joe’s good manners and class, as well as his Cadillac. Joe’s instincts were on target as they have been married next month for fifty-seven years.

After graduating from Curry College, Joe started his career in the retail business. When he reached the level of store manager, he was transferred to Rochester, New York, in the snowbelt. A year later he was transferred to Syracuse New York, where his family remained for nine years. When another potential transfer to New Jersey occurred, Joe and Annemarie decided they did not want to constantly be moving their family. Instead Joe started working for a building supply contractor and learned that business. This work ultimately led Joe to start his own business as a kitchen designer back in Woburn MA. Having his own business allowed Joe to enjoy more time with his family and friends. Joe himself was an athlete growing up, so it was to no surprise he was involved in his son’s sports activities and was often managing or coaching their teams. Joe’s love of dogs is also something he passed on to his family. It is no surprise that each of his sons have always had a dog.

Once the boys were finished with school, Joe and Annemarie started to travel and generally went on a cruise every winter. They bought a condo in Mashpee on Cape Cod for weekends and summer vacations.

 He retired in 2004, sold the family house in Woburn and bought a condo in Southport, a fifty-five and older community, and made that their home. They also purchased a condo in Lake Worth, Florida on the east coast. They enjoyed their lives as “snowbirds” for 16 years and traveling with friends internationally on trips to Italy, Ireland, and France to name a few. While retired Joe enjoyed fishing with his sons on his boat and spending time with his friends on the golf course and the bocci court. Joe took pleasure in attending his grandchildren’s various events and never missed one of their games even if it meant driving across the state. His overwhelming generosity and commitment to his family is how we will always remember him.

Relatives and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 10th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-7 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, on Friday, September 11th at 11A.M.. Once again for all those attending, masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. In lieu of flowers Joe’s family asks that donations be made to: A Shot For Life, 80 Poplar Street, Watertown, MA 02472. To further develop cancer research at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Interment is private.

Relatives and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 10th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. Those who are 65 and older or experiencing any health problems are invited to come between 3-4 p.m., with the general public invited between 4-7 p.m. All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the funeral home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd, Woburn, on Friday, September 11th at 11A.M.. Once again for all those attending, masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. Interment is private.

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  1. My heartfelt condolences for the Gattuso family from Steven and Josephine’s ex-neighbor in Woburn, MA.

  2. The last few years have been tough, but both of you were stoic. Joe liked to yank my chain on occasion. Just wanted to tell you I am not coming up but thinking of the family.

  3. So sorry to hear the news about your dad Steve. Know I have you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. God bless your dad, may he Rest In Peace.

  4. Mark Soukup & Erin (Rocheleau) Earle

    Annemarie,
    Joe was a wonderful and funny man, our hearts go out to you, your entire family, and everyone who loved him. He will be missed by so many.
    Our deepest condolences,
    Mark Soukup & Erin (Rocheleau) Earle

  5. My sincerest condolences to the Gattuso family. Sending love and healing prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  6. He is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him

  7. Bill and Rivka Rowan

    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May G-d comfort you and your family.

  8. So sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. Thinking of Annemarie, Joe, Steven, & Andrew today. May your memories comfort you all … RIP Joe …

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