May 20, 1950 - August 1, 2017
John Richard Marzilli of Bluffton, South Carolina. Formerly of Revere, MA, Otisfield, ME and Kingston, NH. Born in East Boston on May 20, 1950 and died peacefully at home on August 1st surrounded by his family. John attended East Boston High School. Played baseball in high school. Veteran of the Massachusetts National Guard during the Vietnam Era. Survived by his loving and beautiful wife of 40 years, RuthAnn. Predeceased by their son, Andrew. John also leaves two children, John and his wife Kristine of Wilmington, MA and Renee and her husband William of Plymouth, MA. John was the greatest grandfather anyone could imagine to his three grandsons, Cameron, Kai and Kael. John leaves two sisters, Susan Gniadek and her husband Kevin of NY, and Judy Digregorio of FL as well as many nieces and nephews. John also leaves his cherished aunt Rita Salerno. John always treated extended family as family and leaves his dear sister-in laws Barbara and Catherine, brother-in-law Frederic, and niece Stacey. John was an avid lover of sports. His love of sports led him to coach youth baseball and hockey where his knowledge, enthusiasm, and positive attitude influenced many young players. John also enjoyed fishing and golfing and hunting. John had an easy going attutude, a kind and gentle nature, an enormous sense of humor and equally large heart; if you needed it, he would give you the shirt off his back. John and RuthAnn both loved animals. They shared their homes and their love with many rescued cats and dogs over the years, especially their dog Pete and cat Angel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of John’s favorite charities: Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, South Carolina as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, August 10 from 4-8 pm at the Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 11 at 10:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 133 Beach St, Revere, MA.