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John J. Marco

Family & friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, June 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for John J. Marco who died peacefully with his wife his devoted wife by his side on Sunday, June 5th at the Saugus Center Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, following a long illness, he was 86 years old. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

John was born in Boston to his late parents, John & Virginia Marco. John was raised & educated in Charlestown. He was an alumnus of Charlestown High School, where he also played varsity football, Class of 1954. Following graduation, John enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country for three years during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on October 11, 1957.  John began to work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Department of Cooperative Taxation.  He worked there for several years, while awaiting a “Letter Carrier” position from the United States Postal Service in the Financial District in Boston. John happily worked as a letter carrier, a job that really began to shape & change his life for the better. While he was delivering mail, he met the love of his life, Angelina Ragucci. She worked at a bank that was on his route, John would then take this beautiful woman out and they fell in love and were married on February 22, 1963. Both John & Angelina made their home in Revere for over 40 years. John was a very outgoing man and had a tremendous gift to talk with people but more importantly to listen to them as well. He was elected & became the National Business Agent of New England for the US Postal Service. This position, John took with great pride and honor. He was all about workers rights and benefits. This position allowed John to travel the United States for meetings & conventions, which he would have his wife along with him. When John retired, he had provided a total of 35 years of service to the United States Postal Service. He was most proud of his tenure as National Business Agent. John was an avid Patriots fan as well as a season ticket holder. He was a former member of the Revere Lodge Loyal Order of Moose #1272 and the Revere Rotary Club #2755.

John is the devoted & loving husband of 59 years to Angelina R. (Ragucci) Marco of Revere. Dear brother of Joseph Marco & wife Jeannette of Brookline. The cherished brother-in-law of Carmine Ragucci & his late wife Maria of ME, Theresa Sabbio & husband Frank of FL, John Ragucci & wife Ann of FL, Robert S. Ragucci & wife Cristina of Lynn & the late Geraldine Romano & her former husband Leo Romano of FL. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. John also leaves behind many dear friends & respected colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place Boston, MA 02215. Attn. Development Office.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, June 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, June 8th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Tricia McLaughlin
    Jun 12 2022

    I met John and Angie at Saugus Rehab! What a loving couple! I once else John how they kept the marriage together for so many years, and his response put the biggest smile on my face. He said it took only two words,”Yes, Dear” Rest in the Lord‘s arms, John! You put up a valiant fight! Now is the time to rest and recoup! To the family, my prayers are with you in this sad time!

    God bless you, Bob for being so attentive to Angie and John!


  2. Bart Joyce
    Jun 7 2022

    Friends since we were 12, your Best Man, Patriots season ticket holders for 40 years and most of all buddies. Although age and health separated our later years you have always been in my prayers, especially today as I have to say goodbye.
    My prayers to Angie and Bob Ragucci to help them through this sad time. President Biden once said “the day will come when you will remember loved ones with laughter rather than tears,” I sincerely hope that day will be soon.

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