John Alicandro

Obituary of John Alicandro

John Alicandro, former owner of the Town Grocery passed away after a long illness at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on Sunday afternoon, February 18, 2007. He was 85 years old. John was born in Italy, the son of the late Graziano and Angelina Alicandro. His family immigrated to the United States when he was 12 years old. They settled in Cambridge and John went on to graduate from the Rindge Technical High School in Cambridge. He joined the Army in November of 1942 and was discharged in February of 1946 as a Technician Fifth Class. He served overseas for 8 months in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations in the Philippine Islands and Japan. He was the recipient of the WW II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon. John and his late wife Theresa owned and operated the Town Grocery Variety Store on Cambridge Street in Burlington from 1959 until 1969. He sold the business and went to work with Mitre Corporation in Bedford for 15 years as a tool warehouse manager. In his retirement years he enjoyed working around his home, garden, and yard. He also liked to cook. John’s family was a very important part of his life and he took great pleasure in the many special times they spent together over the years. John was the husband of 59 years of late Theresa (Lupo) Alicandro. He is the loving father of Joann & her husband Richard Curley of Burlington. He is the brother of Joseph of Raymond, NH. He is the grandfather of John Curley & his wife Diane of Land O’ Lakes, FL and the late Scott Curley and great grandfather of Nicholas Curley of Land O’ Lakes, FL and the late Sarah Curley. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON, (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington.
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