Obituary of John Aiello
John Joseph Aiello, a retired business owner and mechanic, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018. He was 83 years old. John was born in Brighton, Massachusetts the son of Arthur and Josephine Aiello. He grew up in Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School. He then went on to graduate from Franklin Institute of Technology where he studied auto repair. He enlisted in the Army at the tail end of the Korean War and served for three and a half years. He held the rank of Specialist 4th Class. His mechanic education led to him being assigned to the 110th T Battalion where he was a flight mechanic. While he was serving at Ft. Eustis, Virginia, he met a fellow soldier, Judy Grall. A romance blossomed, and they were married not long after. After being discharged, they lived in Brighton before settling in Burlington in 1965. They remained in Burlington for the next 53 years.
John had a keen mind when it came to anything mechanical and could fix almost anything. He started his working career as an auto mechanic at the Arcan Gas Station in Brighton. He then used his mechanical skills as a mechanic/service technician for Bay State Scale in Somerville. After almost 20 years with Bay State, he started his own company, John Aiello Scale Service. He serviced hospitals, stores, restaurants, fish companies, manufacturing companies, and any other business or service that used any type of weight measuring device. During his nearly 25 years, he had many loyal customers who were like friends. Unable to sit still after retirement, he took on a position at Safecor Health in Woburn as head of facilities for 10 more years.
John was a man who was happiest when sharing time with his family. He was always home from work at 5 p.m. as to be on time for family dinners. When he retired, he used his free time to help his family in whatever they needed. Tuesday nights were spent in Groton with his daughter, Diane and her family as well as 2 days a week caring for his son Michael’s boys. There were many trips to South Carolina over the years to visit with his son John and his family. When his family was young, there were trips to New Hampshire, Cape Cod, and Wisconsin to visit his wife’s family. There were countless day trips to Wyman’s Beach in Westford and other fun destinations. He was a longtime and loyal fan of the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. He had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor. He read the Boston Herald from front to back every day. He especially enjoyed keeping up with world events and local and national politics. He had some strong opinions when it came to politics which he liked to share with his family and friends. John lived a “Good Life” with his desire to be the best provider, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather he could be and for that he was a rich and blessed man.
John was the beloved husband of almost 60 years to Judy (Grall) Aiello. He was the loving father of John Aiello & his wife Tina of Moncks Corner, SC, Diane D’Innocenzo & her husband Frank of Groton, and Michael Aiello & his wife Nancy of Billerica. He was the proud grandfather (known as Papa) of Kristen & Ashley D’Innocenzo, Adam, Cameron & Joe Aiello, and DJ Covert. He was the great grandfather of Adylinn & David Covert and Ayden Aiello. He was the brother of Mary Mangherini of Somerville, Lillian Monteforte of Burlington, Lucy Moscaritolo of Saugus, Pauline Aiello of Boston, Star Aiello of Framingham, Frankie Aiello of FL, Louie Aiello of CT, Billy Aiello of Natick, Tommy Aiello of Medfield, and the late Nancy Hartgrove and Sonny Aiello. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Sunday, December 16 from 1-4 p.m. The funeral services will be private. Memorials in John’s name may be made to People Helping People, P.O. Box 343, Burlington, MA 01803. For directions obituary & online guestbook see www.grahamfuneral.com or www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050