John A. Carchide

October 31, 2020

John A. Carchide
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Vietnam

John A. Carchide – of Stoneham, October 31st, at the age of seventy-four. Beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Burke) Carchide. Devoted father of John A. Carchide Jr., his wife Michelle of Mansfield, Nicole M. Robinson, her husband William of Stoneham and Scott T. Carchide, his wife Vanessa of Stoneham. Dear brother of Mary Michele “Mickey” Sousa, her husband Tom of Maine, Ruth Clarke, her husband Steve of Woburn, Anthony Carchide, his companion Laura Alderson of Saugus, the late Jeannette O’Rourke, her husband Jim of Reading and the late Tina Carchide. Adored grandfather of Raquel, Rosalina, Gavin and Aubree. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend John’s graveside service on Monday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the service from 11 a.m – 1 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  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. As a tribute to his father, Anthony Carchide Sr., remembrances may be made in honor of John to Disabled American Veterans. 

John A. Carchide – of Stoneham, formerly of Woburn, died unexpectedly, Saturday, October 31st, at the age of seventy-four. He was the beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Burke) Carchide, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage this past April.

 

Born and raised in Woburn, John was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Karen (Reagan) Carchide. John was the oldest of his siblings and his love for his younger siblings, “Mickey,” Ruthie, Jan, Tony, and Tina was everlasting. He was educated in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School. It was at Woburn High School where he held the door open for whom would be his future wife. John and Jackie had been together since they were just 18 & 15.  After graduation, John spent four years in the United States Navy, serving two tours in Vietnam. 

 

After returning from Vietnam and starting his family, John returned to school at Boston State (UMass Boston) where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He worked in IT Security for many years at Digital and Hewlett Packard.  During his later years, he worked for Fidelity, Boston Medical Center Health Plan and Boston Medical Center.  He excelled in his field and worked by choice long after the ability to retire.  He only stopped working recently, after being furloughed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

He was a longtime member of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks. John enjoyed taking trips to Foxwoods and playing cards with his friends. He loved watching sports and especially cheering on his favorite teams, the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics.  

 

John’s greatest love was his family and his strong family virtues were the glue that kept the family close.  John was the rock of the family, and always took care of those he loved.  His love for his wife and children was immeasurable.  His love for his grandchildren was indescribable.  The saying, “A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather” describes John perfectly. 

 

Along with his wife Jackie, John is survived and will be deeply missed by his children.  Devoted father of John A. Carchide Jr., his wife Michelle of Mansfield, Nicole M. Robinson, her husband William of Stoneham and Scott T. Carchide, his wife Vanessa of Stoneham. Dear brother of Mary Michele “Mickey” Sousa, her husband Tom of Maine, Ruth Clarke, her husband Steve of Woburn, Anthony Carchide, his companion Laura Alderson of Saugus, the late Jeannette O’Rourke, her husband Jim of Reading and the late Tina Carchide. Adored grandfather of Raquel, Rosalina, Gavin, and Aubree. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend John’s graveside service on Monday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the service from 11 a.m – 1 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  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. As a tribute to his father, Anthony Carchide Sr., remembrances may be made in honor of John to Disabled American Veterans. 

 

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend John’s graveside service on Monday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects prior to the service from 11 a.m – 1 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn MA.  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. As a tribute to his father, Anthony Carchide Sr., remembrances may be made in honor of John to Disabled American Veterans. 

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  1. To Scott and family I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of John. He was a good man and I’m privileged to have known him and worked with him. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  2. John will be dearly missed as he was a great human being, manager and mentor. I was so honored to work with him, he was a truly wonderful manager who will live on in my memories forever. I will keep him in my prayers, my Deepest Condolences to the Carchide family.

  3. To Nicole and the entire Carchide family,

    While I did not have the pleasure of meeting John I have been extremely fortunate to work with his daughter Nicole, and I can say with the utmost sincerity that she is one of the nicest, kindest, funniest and patient people I have ever known in the tough world we work in.

    Godspeed Mr. Carchide and much love and prayers to all those who loved and cared for him

    Sean and Karen Butler

  4. I worked with John at BMCHP, he was a friend and mentor. He made a positive impact on so many of us.
    Very sorry for your loss.

  5. Heather Tavares

    John was a great man and will be dearly missed. He was the best mentor, boss and friend. Condolences to the Carchide family.

  6. Matthew Pezzulich

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with John at BMC almost on a daily basis. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. Jackie and family,
    My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. I haven’t seen John for what seems forever but I do remember what a sweet guy he was who was always smiling.
    My love to you and may John Rest In Peace 💜🙏

  9. So very sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May he rest in peace among the angels. Love, Sue & John Puopolo

  10. Kristen Roketenetz-Brown

    Rest in peace Uncle John! You will be deeply missed! You are an amazing man and such a gentle soul! Love Kristen

  11. We are so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. ❤️❤️ Love, Darlene &Mike

  12. Dominique Robinson

    You will always and forever be the cutest man I know. You are missed and deeply loved! ❤️ Love, Dominique

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