John P. Bevilacqua passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on March 7, 2023, at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. The beloved husband of 56 years of Geraldine “Gerri” (Coffill) he was 81 years old.
John was born in Boston. He was raised and educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth High School. After high school he went on to serve his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. After returning home from the Navy John continued his education receiving his Bachelor and Masters degree from Suffolk University. He went on to have a career as a Financial Accountant at Honeywell Information Systems. John also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Newbury College teaching international business courses to his students.
John would meet his future wife Gerri Coffill through a friend. They married in 1966. John and Gerri moved to Burlington in 1973 where they would raise their two sons and created many special friendships.
John and Gerri loved to travel. They were always seeking out new experiences and cultures, and they never tired of discovering the world around them. When their sons were young, they took numerous trips to Disney and California. In later years they took trips throughout Europe, Central America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and enjoyed 29 cruises. They also took trips to Florida and Atlanta to visit their son Daniel and their grandchildren.
John was a quiet, humble and intellectual man. He absorbed everything around him and was voracious about learning. He took his sons to cultural events such as festivals in the North End and local museums. John was an avid reader with historical novels being his favorite subject.
John maintained lifelong friendships with friends from high school. He always looked forward to family gatherings. John was a loving and supportive grandfather to his three grandchildren Alyson, Jonathan and Sara. He was looking forward to the wedding of his grandchild Alyson this fall.
John was the beloved husband of Geraldine (Coffill). He was the loving father of David J. & his wife Christine of Burlington and Daniel J. of Hudson, FL. Proud grandfather of Alyson Zaikowski and Jonathan & Sara Bevilacqua. Brother of Jean O’Connor of Hingham and Judi Breen of Dover, NH. Funeral Services will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Monday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials in John’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.