John Scolastico of Westford


John Scolastico, 88, of Westford, MA died Saturday morning, May 27, 2017, surrounded by his beloved family at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, MA.

He was married to Josephine (Cardalino) Scolastico with whom he celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on September 4, 2016.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Michael and Gina Scolastico.

He proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

John retired from Hood Ice Cream in Charlestown in 1981, after working as a shipper for 38 years.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. He was a former resident of Chelmsford and East Boston.

Providing for his family always came first with John. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, John and his wife, Stephanie Scolastico of Tyngsboro; three daughters, Denise Rizzari of Billerica, Cynthia and her husband, Christopher Moen III of N. Andover, MA and Nancy and her husband, Louis Poulin of Hudson, NH; two brothers, Michael Scolastico of Windham, NH, and Thomas and his wife, Vera Scolastico of Wilmington, MA; a sister, Louise and her husband, Paul Briere of Chelsea, MA; a sister-in-law, Mary Scolastico of E. Boston, MA; thirteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late James, Joseph, Enrico, Mary Deloris and Anthony Scolastico, the late Angelina Helton, and the late Rose Stromsnes.

Visiting hours Wed. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Thurs. at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


May 31, 2017
3PM to 7PM
Dolan Funeral Home


June 1, 2017
8 AM FH/ 9AM Church
St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA 01863
  1. Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja says:

    Nancy, I am sorry to hear about your father. I hope you find comfort in the many memories you have of times with him and your family.

  2. Doreen Scolastico Riley says:

    Aunt Josie and family. We send our deepest condolences to you all at this time. Uncle John was a very kind soul. Very glad we got to see him at my Parents 50th Anniversary. God Bless you all. Love Doreen and Ernie

  3. Mark DiSalvo says:

    Cindy, I know the devotion you demonstrated to your father. I recollect warm conversations about growing up in Boston, his hard work, and fatherly influence. Your girls have lost a family soldier and I know Chris respected him. You and they are a great legacy. Wishing you every comfort – and the joy of good memories.

  4. Carol Hurlburt says:

    Cindy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers. May God be with you. Love, Carol and David Hurlburt and family

  5. Dee says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. During this sad time, please take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father has promised a future we have not known by means of the sacrifice of his son, Jesus Christ -John 3:16. The Bible describes the time when we will be reunited with our dear loved ones and friends at. -Isaiah 65:20-25 and John 5:28,29). In the days ahead, may your beautiful memories and these divine promises help to sustain your family and the God of comfort will be with you.

  6. Amanda nurse says:

    To a great family lots of love and prayers I only new John And Josephine short period love them both miss you all god bless glad john is at peace may his memory lube on through all his wonderfull family

  7. Azalea says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May the soul of your dad rest in peace.

  8. Debbie Skillings says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss what amazing man and wonderful memories I had this you all I will always cherish them all my love to you all threw this difficult time

  9. srivani says:

    H John,
    Sorry to hear abut your loss, I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family

    Warm Sympathy

  10. Marisa Skelton says:


    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. It sounds like he enjoyed many years with a very loving family. May your memories of him stay with you for many years to come.

    Warm Sympathies,

    Marisa Skelton

  11. Rich Carmosino says:

    John was a great man, who was always as kind as could be. I have great memories from the Joy Street days. His impact lives on through the great family he built. God bless him and deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  12. Pegeen Dunne says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry about your loss. It is hard to lose a parent but I hope the memories of your dad will bring peace to your heart. I can imagine that many of the wonderful traits that I have come to know and love about you were passed on from your dad.

  13. Phil & Cyndi Clayton says:

    We are so sad to hear of John’s passing. We think of your family often and how great it was having our kids grow up together in West Chelmsford. We wish you peace and many happy memories.

  14. Lindsay Pineiro says:

    So sorry for your loss condolences to all the wonderful family..god bless you all thank you for the wonderful moments we share loved caring for your father.will always have you all in my prayers.. Sincerely Lindsay lee Pineiro- Activity Dept

  15. Cindy and Pete Wilford says:

    Nancy.. we are so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. God just received another needed angel..
    If there is anything we can do please just ask. Love to all,

  16. Linda hedrick says:

    Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go to you and your family to help you through this difficult time.

  17. Laura marie says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending you all much ❤️ and deepest condolences. Laura and stan



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