Brian Joseph Muscato of Tyngsboro


Brian Joseph Muscato, 70, of Tyngsboro, died Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home after a 16 month journey against cancer with family by his side.

He was married to Charlene R. (Lafferty) Muscato with whom he celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on October 6th.

Born in Concord, MA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Bridget (Funchion) Muscato. He graduated from Concord Carlisle High School with the class of 1966.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era.

He worked for General Motors, Anchor Motor Freight, in Framingham, MA until its closure and began employment at Lynch Paint Center where he proudly managed the Lowell Store. He will best be remembered for his culinary talents and family run catering business.

He was an active parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church and served several ministries. He was a former member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks and past President of the Lowell Lions Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Ruocco Council and Bishop Delaney 4th degree Assembly. He was passionate about his family along with hosting and entertaining friends. Brian enjoyed the beach, cooking, traveling, and watching his beloved Boston sports; most notably, the Patriots and Red Sox.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Matthew and his wife, Patricia (DeFrietas) Muscato of Clovis, CA, Lt Col (USAF) Shane and his wife, Jennifer (Phillips) Muscato of Mary Esther, FL; Daughter, Meaghan Muscato of Tyngsboro; Sisters, Rosemary McCormick of Sonoma, CA, Colleen and her husband Steve Zarach of Leominster, MA; Brother-in-law, Richard Hylen of Brunswick, ME; Sister-in-law, Sr. Mary Lou Lafferty, OSF of Allegany, NY; He was the beloved Puppa of his six grandchildren, Molly, Emma, Abigail, and Casey Muscato, Owen and Liam Chapman; additionally, Brian had many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, the late Valentine Muscato and sister Gloria Hylen. The family would like to thank Circle Home Health and Hospice for the care provided, especially his nurse Monica.

Visiting hours Friday 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Saturday at 10 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD,with a funeral Mass at 11 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in his name to the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany P.O. Box W, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 or Circle Home Healthcare and Hospice 847 Rogers St. Suite 201 Lowell, MA 01852 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


December 1, 2017
3PM - 7PM
Dolan Funeral Home


December 2, 2017
10AM Funeral Home/ 11AM Church
St. John the Evangelist Church
  1. paul bosch says:

    Always friendly, smiling. Amazing likable guy.

  2. Doreen fairburn mccabe says:

    Brian. I saw you when your knee got operated on at saints. I saw you when I again was granted the grace to care for you at lgh. Concord unites us forever. You taught me how to eat spaghetti sauce with bread and butter. And as you lay their sick in the bed you asked me to come and you would cook me a lovely spaghetti dinner at your house. You turned out to be the greatest guy and such a giving guy I’m sorry we didn’t see more of each other through the years but my friendship with your sister Colleen will connect us forever and ever. Rest now Brian and continue on with all the goodness that you spread here on Earth spread it in heaven

  3. sir Donald P Andresen says:


    May the Good Lord Hold U In the Arms Of His Devine Mercy
    SAy Hello to Val and friends,

    Until we meet again ? not to soon as I had three TIA strokes after
    tripping over chair tumbling smashing the back of my head on cement floor @ Insurance office

    almost made it to greet U inperson

    recovering 3 days @ LGH

    on the mend

    good memories good times
    especially that gig in Concord

    Franco American / the Y slot cars
    Floor Hockey u were always proud of Matt and Col Shane
    beautiful Megan on ur knee

    Princess Charleen ”
    the best family A man Could Pray for

    Now Ur turn to Keep U all in Ur Prayers

    Josh, When he graduated from Yale Law school for A stint @ State Department,
    sends His Best from the UK Just Left the State dept DC
    for I time back to being A professor In the UK Law / Philosophy Oxford/Cambridge U

    better than yesterday BUT not as good as tomorrow

    with my deep Sympathies
    sir Donald P Joshua P Andresen
    7 South Amos St

  4. Margaret Johnston says:

    Such a wonderful man who raised a wonderful family. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to know Brian and look fondly on the time we got to spend with him. Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to Charlene and the family during this time.
    Love you all,
    The Johnston Family
    Robby, Margaret, AnneMarie, and Aly

  5. Jasmine pandit says:


    So sorry for your loss. Please convey my heartfelt sympathies to the family. You dad lived a full life and was surrounded by love till the end. His memory will always stay alive with many in and outside of the community.I am glad I got to meet him and enjoy his culinary expertise and his love for good food. You all are in my thoughts.

  6. Michelle Michaud says:

    Charlene; So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  7. Sharon Chandonnet says:

    Charlene, My deepest sympathies to you and your family! God Bless you all!!! Sharon

  8. Cheryl Rocha says:

    Charlene and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Tina Maxfield says:

    Charlene and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Brian, he was a wonderful person with great culinery skills.
    Prayers Charlene for you and your family.
    Tina Maxfield

  10. Vivianne Chioutsis says:

    Dear Charlene and Family,
    Our deepest condolences to you during this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May Brian’s memory be eternal.



  11. Tammy McMahon says:

    So sorry for your loss Charlene your in my thoughts and prayers

  12. Kathy souleotis says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kathy Souleotis

  13. Gail Peters says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

  14. Martha Hem & Rosemary McCormick says:

    My deepest condolences go out to my Aunt Charlene and the entire family. Living on opposite coasts, I have always felt my New England relatives very close to my heart and I so loved my Uncle Brian. He was the best of the best and will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace dear Uncle Brian.
    I write as well on behalf of my mother, Brian’s sister, Rosemary McCormick. She is so very saddened by this loss. She too, will miss him terribly. She spoke of her “little brother” Brian so often. Always lovingly, always to include “what a wonderful man, husband and father” he was.
    A sentiment shared by so many, of that I am certain.
    With much love from Martha & Rosemary

  15. Mary Cliborn says:

    Charlene, I am so sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. I wish I could be there, to see you, but know that my prayers are with you and your family.
    Love to all, Mary Cliborn

  16. Richard Georgeou says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Charlene,family,and friends.May his memory be eternal.

    The Georgeou family
    Richard,Priscille,and Kristofor

  17. Rita Bowen says:

    So enjoyed our journey together. Many memories made throughout the years. Rest in peace my wonderful friend.
    Love Bob and Rita

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