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John (Giovanni) Vozzella
May 01, 2024


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John (Giovanni) Vozzella, 81 of West Roxbury, sadly left us on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Originally from Torre Le Nocelle, Italy, son of the late Lorenzo Vozzella and Flora DeMinico.

Loving and devoted husband of 58 years to Rosa (Petitto) Vozzella (formerly of Venticano, Italy). Devoted father to his daughter, Flora Erica Vozzella of West Roxbury and son, Lawrence Vozzella and his wife Ann Marie and grandfather of Christopher John Vozzella all of Medway. Brother of the late Ciriaco Theodore Vozzella and his wife Dr. Luisa Della Porta, and uncle of Flora R. Vozzella and Lorenzo Vozzella all of Torre Le Nocelle, Italy. Also survived by many of his loving cousins: the Barrett Family, the Bertino Family, the Larkin Family, the Robicheau Family, the Scala Family, and the Vozzella Family.

John will be deeply missed by his family and all those who had the privilege to love and know him.

Visiting Hours at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St. West Roxbury, on Tuesday, May 7th from 4:00 – 8:00pm. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, May 8th at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Resurrection in St. Theresa of Avila Church, 2078 Centre St. West Roxbury, at 10:30am. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

John received incredible care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Vozzella family is forever grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff for their dedication and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of John Vozzella to support pancreatic cancer research and patient care at:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or at

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Gormley Funeral Service
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132