December 7, 1920 - January 21, 2019
John C. Reppucci, 98, of Revere, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, January 21, 2019. Born December 7, 1920, to the late Giacomo and Anna (Mele) Reppucci, he was the last to survive of six siblings: Ralph, Anthony, Alfonso, and Carmine Reppucci and Florence Consalvo. John graduated from Revere High School in 1938 and received his B.A. in Economics from Boston College in 1943. Upon graduation, he began teaching in the Revere Public Schools while continuing to pursue his education at Boston University, receiving an M.A. in Education in 1947 and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Specialization in the field of Guidance in 1953. In 1952 John wed the late Josephine (Coscia) Reppucci and they were blessed with 55 years of marriage and five children, Maryann, John Jr., Janet, Ann, and Virginia. John was an avid reader committed to learning and education. During his forty-year tenure in the Revere Public Schools, he mentored, encouraged, and advocated for his students. He was a “second father” to many of his children’s friends; chauffeuring them, encouraging their educational pursuits, and taking them to sporting events. John coached baseball and basketball teams and loved all athletics, although he was partial to Boston College teams. Once his grandchildren began to play sports, nothing would stop John from attending their games. He was their greatest fan. John will be deeply missed by his five children: Maryann, John Jr., Janet, Ann and Virginia; his devoted sons-in-law and daughter-in-law: Paul, Thomas and Lisa; his loving grandchildren: Dara and her husband Craig, John III, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Thomas, Gregory and Michael; his great-children: Gwendolen and Theodore; his devoted caretaker Odene and family; and numerous relatives in the Reppucci and Coscia families. A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St., Revere on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12:00 p.m. Mass at St. Anthony’s Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.