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John J. Areiza

Banquet Server, at 53 years

Family & friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, December 22nd at 4:00 p.m. in the Church of St. Joseph & St. Lazarus, 59 Ashley St., East Boston (Orient Heights), for John J. Arezia, who died on Saturday, December 19th at his Orient Heights residence.


Born & raised in Don Matias, Colombia, he ventured to the USA, in 1985 and settling in East Boston, with his loving brother Dario Areiza & his family. For over twenty years, John has been with the Marriott Corporation, serving as a Banquet Server at many of their locations. John enjoyed a fine reputation not only among his close friends & family but also his co-workers. Easy to work with and always high spirited and sincere.

He leaves his mother, Maria Odelia Balbin deAreiza of Colombia. He is also the son of the late Jesus Salvador Areiza. He is the devoted father of Paula Andrea Reiza of Colombia, Luisa Fernanda Areiza of East Boston. Dear brother of Maria Eugenia Areiza of Columbia, Adriana Lucia Areiza of Revere, Dario Arezia & his wife, Edilma Oborio of E.Boston & the late Olga Lsuz. His former wife, Lida MaMolina Yepes of Colombia also survives him. He is also lovingly survived by a friend, Brahim Razzouk of Salem, N.H. & many nieces & nephews. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Following cremation, his cremains will be brought back to Colombia for interment with his family.



Funeral Mass

Tuesday, December 22nd at 4:00 p.m. in St. Joseph – St. Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

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