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John J. Naglieri, Jr.

In Peabody, formerly of Saugus & East Boston, at 61 years, October 12th, following a lengthy illness in the loving presence of his God & devoted family. Best friend & beloved husband of 29 years to Patricia J. “Patti” (Doherty) Naglieri. Adoring father to Trevor J. Naglieri of Dallas, TX, Kelli J. Celentano & her husband Gregory T. of Hamilton, MA & Shane M. Naglieri of Peabody. Dear brother of Ann Kusch & husband James of Windham, NH. Beloved son of the late John J. Naglieri, Sr. & the late Angela C. (DiCocco) Naglieri & the devoted son-in-law to the late Daniel J. Doherty, Jr. & the late Jeanne F. (McCarthy) Doherty. Also proudly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Saturday, October 17th at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. Attendees are directed to report directly to Church. Immediately followed with interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 100 Cedar Grove Ave., Peabody. Visiting Hours will be observed in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) REVERE on Friday, October 16th from 4-8 p.m. Indoor Gathering limits of 25 people at a time apply. Parking available left of the Funeral Home. Strict CDC & Boston Archdiocese mandates will be followed. Registration at the Funeral Home and Church will be taken along with temperatures recorded. Masks must be worn in the Funeral Home & Church and social distancing maintained.

John “Nags” retired from the Saugus Police Force in 2018 with 28 years of impeccable service. He was a member of the Saugus Police Officers Union.


Visiting Hours

Friday, October 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

** All attendees must provide their name & contact information and have their temperature taken prior to entering the funeral home and are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Funeral home capacity limits are in effect due to the ongoing pandemic. All visitors are invited to visit briefly and exit the funeral home to allow other guests to enter. Indoor Gathering limits of 25 people at a time apply.**

Funeral Mass

Saturday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere (Please meet directly at Church)

** All attendees must provide their name & contact information and have their temperature taken prior to entering the Church and are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Capacity limits are in effect in the church. **


Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody

Remembrances may be made to the Melanoma Foundation of New England, One Concord Farms, 490 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742.

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  1. Donna & Michael Fiore
    Oct 15 2020

    We know there is nothing anyone can say to help lessen the pain you are all feeling at this moment. We hope you can find some comfort and healing in the days and weeks to come, through the support and love of everyone around you.

    With All Our Love,

    Donna & Michael Fiore

  2. Angela and Simon Lambert
    Oct 15 2020

    We are thinking of you all and wishing we could be there with you. We remember John’s smile and his laughter and are grateful for having the pleasure of knowing him. We will be there to hug you as soon as we can. Love you very much. Angie and Simon xxx

  3. Sam S.
    Oct 15 2020

    My sympathies to all of John’s family.
    I met “Nags” while working our college summer jobs at Polaroid in Norwood. He was a janitor and I was a secuirty guard. During our work breaks we took part in highly competitive “stick-ball” games in the loading docks/warehouse area. We used a ball of crumpled tape for a ball and boy could he whip it past me for 3 fast strikes. We met again in summer baseball leagues and later in life, our paths crossed a third time at Trull Brook in Tewsbury. It had been 20 yrs since Polaroid, but who could ever forget his smile and competive – “wise cracking” personality. He was the kind of guy you just don’t forget, I’m grateful our lives crossed at various times of our lives.

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