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. Christopher smila says:

    Rest in piece Rudeboy.
    i just saw the documentary myself tonight and feel as somebody battling the same addiction you fought, you are of great inspiration to me in my battle to kick the habit. I know how hard it is!
    Show the light to us all matey.
    Smila (uk)

  2. Ian says:



  3. Ray says:

    RIP BOO BOO! You will never be forgotten by the millions who you taught about the dangers of drug use. You helped me stay clean.

  4. Ian Griffiths says:

    God bless Boo Boo you put up a great fight.

  5. Jordan says:

    God bless you, Boo!

  6. Shamar Ramgad says:

    REST EASY BOOBOO. The documentary you were in changed my life when I saw it years ago. Addiction takes good people down, and I could tell you were a good guy who was just struggling, trying to do better. Now you are at peace. My heart goes out to your friends and family. I could see you were well loved. Addiction effects everyone all across the board, and I could see your family was hurting too. Rest In Peace honey… And to any disrespectful commenters, count your blessings and keep it humble. This was a real person with a real family and they don’t deserve to be harassed here. Move along. Peace and Love.

  7. Celest N says:

    Butchie E and Janet, God is watching you. Stop judging this man/his family after his passing, judgment has been passed on him as YOU are still being judged here. Condolences for the loss of an uncle, brother, and friend.

  8. Butchie E says:

    4 brothers and sisters and together they couldn’t pay for their own brother’s funeral? Instead they turned to the public for a handout.

  9. Janet says:

    Mrs.Happy Hooker Herself – Boo Boo

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Lorna Gregoire (Hamel) says:

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

  13. 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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