Gary (Boo Boo) E. Giuffrida of Lowell


Gary(Boo Boo) Giuffrida, 62, a life long resident of Lowell, MA passed peacefully Christmas morning.  While he fought a very short battle with cancer, he fought a lifelong battle with addiction.  

Born in Lowell, he was the youngest of seven children of the late Dominico and Virginia Giuffrida.

He worked as a hot topper for most of his life for various paving companies in and around Lowell, where his favorite job was driving the trucks.

Boo Boo was one of the subjects of the HBO Documentary "High On Crack Street, Lost Lives in Lowell".  It chronicled his life long battle with addiction. 

Most importantly though, he lived for his family and friends whom he would do anything for if given the chance. He was a die hard New England sports fan, and those that knew him best know he was most comfortable around the boxing ring.

Boo Boo is survived by Gail Rawnsley- formerly of Dracut, Donald Giuffrida of Lowell, MA, Grace Herbert and her Husband Wayne of Gilford, NH, and Philip Giuffrida and his wife Jodie of Lowell, MA. He was the Uncle to many nieces and nephews but had a very special bond with Susan Rawnsley, Nicholas Giuffrida and Jessie Giuffrida. He also leaves behind many special Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and very close friends

He was the brother of the late Joseph Giuffrida and Kathryn Neels. 

 Visitation will be Fri. 5 to 6 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 6 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. The family in lieu of flowers request that donations be made to his funeral fund via or in his memory to The Megan House Foundation which is a 501 (c) (3) public charity out of Lowell Ph: 978-606-9955 Email:  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.



December 30, 2016
5:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home


December 30, 2016
6:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Janet says:

    Mrs.Happy Hooker Herself – Boo Boo

  2. Gary David says:

    My first memories of Bobo was him taking the baseball bat out of my hands at Calery park and having who ever was on the mound pitch to him until he had enough. He gave the bat back to me and smiled. He wasn’t mean about it but I new enough not to say no. RIP Bobo

  3. Karen Morgan says:

    I will never forget that laugh and most of all your smile (grin). Lowell will not be the same without the legend Boo-Boo.You rest in pease old friend.

  4. Lorna Gregoire (Hamel) says:

    God’s Peace at last. Rest in the arms of the angels old friend.

  5. Susan Rawnsley says:

    Love you and miss you Uncle Boo. May you rest in peace with Uncle Joe, Auntie Kathy, Nana and Grampa! Muah! xoxo

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