John J. Vranich

VRANICH, John J. age 55 of West Roxbury, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on May 17, 2019. Beloved husband of Heidi Simpson-Vranich and loving father of Caleb Vranich. John is the son of Dorothy C. and the late John T. Vranich of Enfield, CT. Cherished brother of Susan, Cindy, and Robert Vranich and wife Meredy and daughter Mila. Son-in-law to Don Simpson Sr. and brother-in-law of Denise and Don Simpson. He is also survived by many cousins, extended family members, and friends. Born and raised in Enfield, CT, graduated from Univ. of Pennsylvania, and earned a Master’s degree from USC. He started his engineering career at Raytheon, and continued at PictureTel, Basis, and Intel. John had many wonderful friendships through work and athletic activities; BSC street hockey, Ultimate Frisbee. He enjoyed live music in and around the Boston area and played Piano and Guitar. He was an avid Boston Sports fan and saw the Boston Bruins win their last series and advance to the Stanley Cup! Visiting hours will be at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY, Tuesday May 21st from 4pm – 8pm. A Funeral will be celebrated on Wednesday May 22nd at 11am at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John J. Vranich may be made to the MGH Cancer Center ( or a donation by check to support John’s son Caleb’s future education and care. Checks should be made out to Caleb Vranich. For directions and guest book, please visit:
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