Joseph John Boyan

June 18, 1945 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 74)


Boyan, Joseph John of Reading formerly of East Boston passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 29, 2020.

Beloved husband for over 53 years of Joyce M. (Ricci) Boyan.

Devoted father of Joseph Lynde Boyan II, and wife Jennifer of Groveland.

Cherished grandfather of Joseph John Boyan II of Groveland.

Dear brother in law of Joseph Guarnaccia of East Boston.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor Joseph's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street East Boston MA 02128, on Wednesday February 5th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and again Thursday morning at 8:30am before leaving for procession to St.Joseph- St.Lazarus Church, East Boston, for a 10:00am mass celebrating Joseph's life. Services will conclude in the chapel of Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Joseph was a past coach of East Boston Pop Warner and a longtime coach of East Boston Little League. Joseph was also a Pop Warner football coach in Reading and Senior League Baseball Reading. He was a Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for the Reading Municipal Light Company as a lineman for 32 years. Joseph was also a member of the 714 club. He was also a past player for the OHBA football team leading them to a city championship. 

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


February 5, 2020

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

Funeral Service
February 6, 2020

8:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
February 6, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church 59 Ashley St (Saratoga St, East Boston)

February 6, 2020

11:15 PM
Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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