JOHN BARDASCINO

March 5, 2024

JOHN BARDASCINO

JOHN BARDASCINO – Of Woburn, died peacefully, March 5th, with his family by his side at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Anne Marie (DeTeso) Bardascino. Proud father of John Bardascino Jr., his wife Janet of Woburn, and Nina Mills, her husband Jeff of Westwood. Devoted grandfather of Mason, Jessica, and Joseph. Dear brother of Anna Peta , her late husband Tom of Hudson, NH, Antonio Bardascino, his late wife Anna of Woburn, Guy Bardascino and his wife Valerie of North Andover, and the late Domenic Bardascino, his late wife Bettina and Angela Campbell. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will take place on THURSDAY, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Great Dog Rescue of New England, Holton St, Woburn, MA 01801.

JOHN BARDASCINO – a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, March 5th, with his family by his side at the age of 91. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Anne Marie (DeTeso) Bardascino. 

Born  in the little village of Vena di Maida, Italy, John was a son of the late Antonio and Caterina (Peta) Bardascino. His early years were spent in Italy where he attended school.  After completing his first year of college, John ran the family’s variety store from 1951-1961. In July 1961 ,  John immigrated to the United States and settled in Woburn.  He worked while he took home courses to learn English and prepare himself  for the future. 

He fell  in love with the girl next door, Anne Marie. They were married on July 16, 1966 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Winchester.  Their reception was at the Sons of Italy in Winchester. A venue they attended and hosted many events at through the years. 

In the fall of 1966 , John started at Salem State College.  Je graduated in 1970 and was hired as a teacher in the city of Woburn.  For more than 25 years, John dedicated his time to teaching and enriching the lives of students in Woburn. He taught at the Tarky, Reeves and White Schools until retiring. He was fortunate to had made many wonderful relationships with educators who became lifelong friends.   

John was devoted to his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. John loved animals.  His cat Beastis, was his loyal companion for over 15 years.  He was proud of being Italian and travelled back to visit family and friends in 2004 .   John could usually be found working in his yard and tending to  his grapevines, flowers and vegetable garden.

John was a loving, generous and selfless husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He will be deeply missed. 

Proud father of John Bardascino Jr., his wife Janet of Woburn, and Nina Mills, her husband Jeff of Westwood. Devoted grandfather of Mason, Jessica, and Joseph. Dear brother of Anna Peta and her late husband Tom  of Hudson, NH, Antonio Bardascino and his late wife Anna  of Woburn, Guy Bardascino and his wife Valerie of North Andover, and the late Domenic Bardascino and his late wife Bettina and Angela Campbell. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Service will take place on THURSDAY, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Great Dog Rescue of New England, Holton St, Woburn, MA 01801.

A Funeral Service will take place on THURSDAY, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Great Dog Rescue of New England, Holton St, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Valerie Bardascino

    We are heartbroken and will forever miss our beloved brother John. We send our love and heartfelt condolences to our darling niece Nina and dear nephew John and their families. Love, Uncle Guy and Aunty Valerie

  2. What a tremendous loss. John was the quintessential patriarch. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. John will never be forgotten, because his spirit lives within all of us.

    Allan Mills

  3. The fond memories…..just about every Sunday in the 70’s and 80’s my dad would pack up the family and “down the back” we would go. Is what we called John and Annmarie’s house. The grape vines and the giant garden. All the food!! Great people! God bless rest in peace
    Linda and son Bobby (Gentile)

  4. Goodnight Sweet Prince. And flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.
    May God Bless and keep you in the palm of his hands. Forever.

    Kathleen and Robert DeTeso ( John’s Brother In Law )

  5. Rocco and Inez DeTeso

    So very sad to have lost both your Mother and Father in so short a time period
    Your dad was always a gracious and kind host whenever we visited your home. He loved showing off his garden especially the flowers and grapevines. Many are the times we had family gatherings at your parents home. Those celebrations are very fond memories never to be forgotten and always will be cherished.

  6. Whether you visited uncle John in his garden or in his cozy home he immediately made you feel good and welcome. A soft voice (for an Italian) and a kind heart. I had the pleasure of spending so much time with the Bardascinos during the early years. U.John, A.Anna, Johnnie, and Nina were like second family. So kind, fun, and engaging. Always keeping it real.

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