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Joseph “Butch” D. Fama

March 19, 1942 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 78)


Fama, Joseph D. "Butch" of Everett formerly, of Chelsea and West End of Boston, passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2020.

Beloved husband of the late Marie (Magazzo) Fama.

Devoted father of Diane Giovannucci and husband Joseph, Maria Ciampa and husband Nicholas.

Dear brother of Leo and John Fama.

Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Amanda and Briana.

Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to visiting hours in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Wednesday, December 30th from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. and again on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, West Medford (PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH) for a funeral Mass in celebration of Joe's life.

Services will conclude with Joe being laid to rest with his beloved wife, Marie, in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Joseph, also known as "Butch", was a longtime member of the Mystic Valley Gun Club.


All services will be held in accordance with Phase-2 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Capacity will be limited. Face coverings are required to be worn and social distancing measures are encouraged.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph “Butch” D. Fama, please visit our floral store.


December 30, 2020

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

Funeral Mass
December 31, 2020

10:00 AM
St Raphael Church
512 High Street
West Medford, MA 02155

December 31, 2020

11:30 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
302 Elm St.
Everett, MA 02149

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