Joseph Bastolla Jr.
April 20, 2022
Joseph Bastolla Jr. – Of Florida, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully April 20th, after a brief illness, at the age of fifty-seven. Beloved husband of Cesar Jimenez of FL. Loving son of the late Joseph and Mary (Stella) Bastolla. Cherished brother of Rose Jordan of AL, Margaret Lisacki, her husband Paul, Lou Bastolla, all of Woburn and the late Frances M. “Fran” LeFave. Loving uncle of Dana LeFave, Kristina Devejian, her husband Dean and Kathy Soto-Jimenez. Also survived by countless friends and colleagues. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on FRIDAY, April 29th in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the Mass from 9 -11:15 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, MA.
Joseph “Joey” Bastolla passed away after a brief illness In Tampa, Florida Wednesday, April 20th, 2022. The beloved husband of Cesar Jimenez, he was fifty-seven years of age.
Born in Woburn, Joey was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Stella) Bastolla. Being one of five children, needless to say growing up they all had each other to play and hang out with.
Joey went to Woburn Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1982. Following high school, Joey went to Boston University where he majored in Communications receiving his Bachelor’s. Later, he attended the University of Phoenix and received his Master’s Degree.
Joey entered the airline industry as a flight attendant over thirty-five years ago and love it from the moment he began. He worked for Continental, which later became United and there he developed his airline family.
He was able to travel the world, and travel he did! There was not a country he didn’t visit, an island or a capital he didn’t visit he took it all in.
Joey began living in Florida years ago and when he and his partner Cesar married, it was at Disney World, which was Joey’s most favorite place in all of the world. This is where family and friends gathered for a truly wonderful evening, with all the characters there too, in celebrating this wonderful occasion..
Family and friends visited them frequently and their visit was never complete without at least one day at Disney World!
A gregarious, and gentle, young man, Joey was always so very kind and thoughtful, putting others first, ahead of himself. A very devout Catholic, Joey was always helping out at church, teaching CCD, reaching out to the less fortunate.
When it came to his family, it was unconditional love all the way around. They are a very devoted family, not only to each other but also to their religious beliefs and their love of God and country. Joey was truly a wonderful man who brought a great amount of joy, to those who had the pleasure spending any kind of time with him.
Sadly, Joey was pre deceased by his Mom, Dad, and sister Frances LeFave.
Joey is lovingly survived by his husband Cesar Jimenez, his siblings, Rose Jordan of AL, Margaret Lisacki, her husband Paul, Lou Bastolla all of Woburn. Loving uncle of Dana LeFave, Kristina Devejian, her husband Dean and Kathy Soto-Jimenez, Joey is also survived by countless friends and colleagues.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 29th, in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30 a.m.. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Calling hours Friday morning PRIOR to the Mass from 9-11:15 a.m..
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on FRIDAY, April 29th in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the Mass from 9 -11:15 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, MA.
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You can judge the character of a man by the way he treats those who can do nothing for him. Cheers to one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to know!! Rip Joey
Joey- I am so sorry! You left us way too soon! I was just texting with you about vacation rules… just seems like yesterday. Then I heard you were in the hospital.
There was a collective moan of disbelief and sadness at your passing. You were such a sweet man. Your smile was contagious.
Prayers for you, your husband and all your loved ones.
Rest In Peace, Joey. You have fought the good fight. You have stayed true to the Word.
You are an amazing person who I am so lucky to have known.
Joey, you changed and improved everyones life that you touched. You were one in a million.
Welcome aboard JB …. i’m Peter i’ll be serving you …. yes, you’re on the nonstop to HVN …. it will take three days but you have nothing more to worry about …. your work is complete and you were a joy to be around …. an absolute joy …. I’ll stow your parcels and make you a smart moocktail …. wait until you see who’s coming to meet you when you arrive but you already know! Yes you have a great seat 1A …. ✝️🙏❤️😇 Amen!
You will be so missed by so many friends and family…….
Always enjoyed your wonderful personality and admired your Love and Devotion to God and your religion…..
RIP my friend………
Joey your infectious smile and laughter will never be forgotten! He had such a huge heart and saw the good in everyone. God took you too soon but I believe you truly were an Angel on earth and God needed you more! You will be missed
I am so sorry for your loss. Joey was such a special man with an infectious smile and my friend for 36 years. We met when we flew for People Express and were all too young to envision heartbreak like this. Joey will be missed by all who’ve known him.
Gone too soon. Your laugh was adorable for those that knew you. You will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss.
Dearest Joey your memory is eternal. Thoughts of you are with great joy. Fly with the angels my friend.
Sweet Joey, you were so loved and will be greatly missed. Your genuine smile was always a welcome sight. I will always think of you whenever Disney is mentioned. You’ve left us way too early, fly high Angel Joey❤️
My dear friend Joey you will be terribly missed. God bless you and keep you safe in his arms forever.
Oh sweet Joey, fly high my dear friend. You will be truly missed by all.
Fly high Joey RIP you will truly be missed you left us too early
Joey, I’ll miss your smile & sense of humor! I’ll think of you often, but especially when I see Mickey Mouse!
Rest, in peace, my friend!
Rest In Peace Joe
Joey, you were so fun to work with. It seems like yesterday I saw you walking through the airport with a big smile and we stopped and chatted. I’m truly shocked and saddened. Fly high my friend. Until we meet again. 🙏🏻❤️
Rest in peace Joey, so sorry to hear the sad news, you will be missed by your family an friends. May God bless you.
Rest in peace Joey.
Stronger than the loss is the memory that lasts