Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton, MA 02021
John J. Aprea

John J. Aprea, age 95 of Canton passed away July 23rd at the Norwood Hospital. Born and raised in Hyde Park, he graduated from Hyde Park High School, received his Bachelor’s Degree from MIT and served in the Air Force during WW II. He was a Principal for Spray Engineering in Burlington for many years before retiring. He has lived in Canton for over 60 years where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2095. John was a great man, loved by all he touched. Beloved husband for 74 years of Jenny M. (Destito). Father of Dr. Francis J. Aprea and Patricia Brennan of Plymouth, John J. Aprea, Jr. and Donna Aprea of W. Bridgewater, James Aprea and Susan of E. Sandwich, Michael Aprea and Nancy Sciaraffa of Plymouth, and Mark Aprea and Kathy Mattioli of Plymouth. Brother of Ida Carrozza of Canton, and Rose Wayne of CA. He was pre-deceased by 11 brothers and sisters. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service at Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Thursday morning at 10. Visiting hours Wednesday 4- 8 pm. Burial at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Assn 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.
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Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home
455 Washington St.
Canton, MA USA 02021