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John D. Shire

March 29, 1971 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 48)


Shire, John D. of East Boston passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm on February 5, 2020 at the age of 48. Loving son of the late John and Theresa (Scoppettuolo) Shire.

Beloved husband of the late Rhonda (DiLuigi) Shire.

Devoted father of Nico, Dante and Giovanni Shire, and John Thompson.

Dear brother of JoAnne Vitale and husband Henry, Cynthia Woolcock and husband John, Stacy Ragucci and husband Vincent III.

Adored uncle of Bianca and Gabriella Vitale and Vincent Ragucci IV.

Also survived by his many fond aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends will honor John's life by gathering in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga St (Orient Heights) East Boston on Monday February 10th from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM followed by a prayer service at 8:00 PM. Services will conclude with a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden on Tuesday February 11th at 11:00 AM. Please meet at the main gate of the cemetery off Broadway (RT 99).

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shire boys at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home.

John was a past coach of East Boston Little League.

To send flowers to John's family, please visit our floral section.


February 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Prayer Service
February 10, 2020

8:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

February 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

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