Joseph Bastolla

September 21, 2020

Joseph Bastolla

Joseph Bastolla – of Woburn, September 21st, at the age of eighty-four. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Stella) Bastolla. Cherished father of Rose Jordan of AL, Margaret Lisacki, her husband Paul of Woburn, Joseph Bastolla, his husband Cesar Jimenez of FL, Lou Bastolla of Woburn and the late Frances LeFave. Devoted grandfather of Dana LeFave and Kristina Lisacki.  Dear brother of Peter Bastolla, his wife Connie of FL, Frank Bastolla, his wife Lisa of Woburn, Angelo Bastolla, his wife Diane of Tewksbury and the late Anthony Bastolla. Also survived by many loving nephews, great nephews and one great-niece. Relatives and friends are invited to Joseph’s Funeral Mass, Friday, September 25th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 24th 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 4-6 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.

 Joseph Bastolla – a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, September 21st, at the Lahey Clinic, surrounded by the ones he loved at the age of eighty-four. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Stella) Bastolla.

Born and raised in Sant ’Arsenio, Italy, Joseph was one of five sons born to the late Nicola and Margherita (Pandolph) Bastolla. At the age of 18, Joseph immigrated to the United States with his family. At that time, he started working as a laborer for Union Local 22, where he remained for over 60 years.

Joseph was a family man, through and through and enjoyed nothing more than being with them. He was their greatest supporter and cheerleader and never missed his grandchildren’s sports or school events.

He was extremely handy and could fix or build anything. The holidays were his favorite and he was known for his DIY Halloween costumes and his help making the homemade raviolis for Christmas. He also enjoyed playing cards, playing his lottery numbers and visiting the casinos.

He was a loving, dedicated, strong and supportive husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be deeply missed. 

Cherished father of Rose Jordan of AL, Margaret Lisacki, her husband Paul of Woburn, Joseph Bastolla, his husband Cesar Jimenez of FL, Lou Bastolla of Woburn and the late Frances LeFave. Devoted grandfather of Dana LeFave and Kristina Lisacki and her fiancé. Dear brother of Peter Bastolla, his wife Connie of FL, Frank Bastolla, his wife Lisa of Woburn, Angelo Bastolla, his wife Diane of Tewksbury and the late Anthony Bastolla. Also survived by many loving nephews, great nephews and one great-niece.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to Joseph’s Funeral Mass, Friday, September 25th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 24th 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 4-6 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. 

Relatives and friends are invited to Joseph’s Funeral Mass, Friday, September 25th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Those who feel comfortable are invited to briefly pay their respects on Thursday, September 24th 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 4-6 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.

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  1. Sharon DiFronzo

    Dear Margaret, Paul, Kristina & Family,

    We are thinking of all of you during this sad time and expressing our deepest condolences. Sending much love to you and wishing you strength in the days ahead. Perhaps our dads have met in their new home (hope so). ❤
    Always,
    Sharon & Rick

  2. Margaret – I was so sad to hear of your father’s passing. I know you were a wonderful and helpful daughter to him. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Deb Rizzo

  3. To the Bastolla family – your family is being thought about and wished much comfort in the days and weeks to come. Hoping it will ease your sorrow to know that so many of us are thinking of you and caring about you all at this difficult time.

    We have so many fond memories – Joe and the entire family will always hold a special place in our hearts. With our deepest condolences, The Lopilato, Rios and Shaughnessy families.

  4. My boyfriend (Lou Bastolla) told me on Monday of his dad Joe passing away. My condolences to all of his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  5. To the Bastolla and Stella families…my sincerest sympathy on the loss of Joe…I remember him as a very gentle man. God bless! Denise Wall

  6. Thank You Joe for the great neighbor you were for over 30yrs. You always came over to help Charlie whenever he was doing something on the house and of course each having some Sambuca after. You always would use your snow blower and clear our driveway….when Charlie worked nights or early in the morning around 5am…it was always a welcome sound. Several times during the year we would find a plastic bag on the door knob on our porch,spring would bring palms /fall would bring apples and winter Baci candy and a new calendar for the coming year.Always giving and caring from your heart. I could fill this whole page with stories about you. I know so many people are waiting for you in heaven…our loss is their gain….I know you will keep an eye on the neighborhood…You will be missed our kind caring neighbor….Love..The Lentini Family

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