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John J. Gioioso, Sr.

The Family of John J. Gioioso, Sr. of Eustis St., Revere, sadly announce the passing of their husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather on Monday May 11th, following a brief illness at the Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence. John passed only two days before his 92nd birthday, May 13th.

A proud son of East Boston & an adopted son of Revere, he was schooled at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School. The move to Revere was in 1967 to Eustis St., where he earned the title & honor of “Mayor of Eustis St.”. Until 2019, John could be seen taking his daily frequent walks up & down Eustis St., & Broadway and greeting, by name, his neighbors and soon to be dear friends. Son of the late Domenic & Mary (DiOrio) Gioioso, he is the last of their eight children. All of his forty plus years of his career was spent in Men’s Dress & Casual clothing. He began his career at Robert Hall Fine Clothing which later became the Anderson-Little Company. John would regale his family with proud stories of his success and the joy of being sought after when customers entered the store. The people of John’s generation created & maintained the fine art of merchandising and trustworthy reputation and he was a master at that aspect of his life. John was a jazz enthusiast and served as the first President of the Stan Kenton Big Band Fan Club of East Boston. On his 90th birthday, Revere’s Mayor proclaimed May 13th, “John J. Gioioso Day” in the City of Revere. He was a Past Member of the former St. Francis Council, Knights of Columbus of Orient Heights, East Boston & a Fourth Degree Member of the Bishop Cheverus, Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree of Massachusetts. He was also a member of the Saugus Lodge, Order of the Moose. John shared a keen interest in local politics & enjoyed a special friendship with many of our local politicians.

John is the beloved husband of almost 65 years to Palmina A. “Pam” (DiPlacido) Gioioso & the cherished father to John J. Gioioso, Jr. & his wife, Colleen of Lynnfield, Donna M. Lapointe & her husband, Gerard of North Berwick, Maine & Laura J. Belmonte & her husband, Frank A. Belmonte, Jr. of Londonderry, New Hampshire. He is  the devoted grandfather of Ashley L. Burbank & her husband, Adam of Berwick, Maine, Gregory A. Lapointe & his wife, Moriah of Wells, Maine, Frank A. Belmonte, III of Londonderry, New Hampshire & Genna R. Gioioso of Lynnfield. He is also lovingly survived by his two great-grandsons, Zachary & Jackson. John was the brother of the late Pasquale “Pat” Gioioso, Joseph, James A.K.A. Vincent, Edward & Anthony Gioioso & Mary Morse & Rose DiCicco. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces & grandnephews also survive him. All services & interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, will be held privately in accordance with the ongoing protocol to be observed, regarding the regulations & mandates issued by the Comm. of Mass. & the Boston Archdiocese.


Funeral Services will be held Privately.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


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  1. Barbara hall wilson
    May 24 2020

    John, we worked together at BayBank. I am so saddened at the loss of your mother and father of covid.
    My prayers are with you and your entire family.
    Barbara Hall Wilson

  2. Raina Morgan
    May 20 2020

    John and family I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and dad. I can’t even imagine the heartbreak and grief you must be feeling. Your dad was the kindest soul I ever met. I miss his smile and his pleasant nature. He has a special place in my heart. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and take care of each other. I hope you can find peace during this difficult time.

  3. Bill Previdi
    May 18 2020

    Dear John and family. My sincere condolences to you.
    Loss of a father, at any age is difficult.
    I hope your Mom is doing well at Brightview.

  4. Tom Murphy
    May 17 2020

    John,
    Im sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers fir your family.
    Tom Murphy
    Boston IFMA

  5. Mr. Mrs. Richard Morse & Family
    May 17 2020

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Uncle Johnny was very special to the Morse family

  6. john petitto
    May 17 2020

    My condolences,to the gioioso family,Brother john petitto of saint francis council 2962.May he rest in peace and may St Francis of assisi pray for us Amen.

  7. Meghan Dogherty
    May 16 2020

    My condolences to all of John’s family. I had the pleasure of being a neighbor to John and he was so important to our neighborhood. He knew my grandparents when they lived here and I had the pleasure of seeing him often when he was out for his walks. John will be truly missed.

  8. Bob Cronin
    May 15 2020

    My condolences to the Gioioso family. He was always a fun person to speak with. I will fondly remember him shaking his head and chuckling at the antics of our youth as well as his daily walks on Broadway chatting with everyone he met. He will be missed.

    Bob Cronin

  9. John DiPlacido
    May 15 2020

    Pam and Family I we send our sincere condolence.to you. wish we could be there for you
    Love brother John and john and Joanne

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