Mr. John G. Aruda

  • Born: January 5, 1930
  • Died: June 10, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

John G. Aruda, 87, beloved husband of the late Alwilda "Maureen" (Burke) Aruda, passed away on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Cambridge, he is the son of the late John and Mary (Travers) Aruda.

John was a resident of Stoneham for over 55 years. John grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville Technical School. John served his country and is a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at Builders Equipment in Medford and was a member of the Local 4 Operating Engineers Union. John was also a member of AMVETS. John enjoyed boating, camping, gardening and traveling. He especially loved going on vacations, spending good times with friends and most importantly, John loved being with his family.

John was the devoted father of his four children: Nancy Christiansen and her husband Tom, Joanne Bolvin and her husband Gerald, Donna Aruda and John Aruda, Jr. and his wife Cheryl; seven grandchildren: William Miner and his wife Laura, Richard Miner and his wife Stephanie, Sherri Dagger and her husband Matthew, Julie Aruda, and Katie, Kristy and Sean Bolvin; three great grandchildren: Capri, Loralei and Aubrey; and his sister-in-law: Emerald Aruda. John was also the loving Uncle of many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his Brother Ronald Aruda and his first wife Camille (Colosi) Aruda.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) Stoneham, on Friday, June 16th, at 9am, followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating John's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Thursday, June 15th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in John's Memory to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451 or the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd # 301, Framingham, MA 01701.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Joanne and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time!

Posted by Mindy P - Coworker   June 19, 2017


I LOVE UNCLE JOHN and he will always be in my heart! We are holding you close and thinking of you today as you gather together one more time with your Dad. We love you and treasure all of you. May you find comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding through the love, support and prayers that surround you. I bet your Dad and Mom are smiling down on you so very proudly today and always.

Posted by Robin and Ron Williford    June 16, 2017

From the Fallons of of the original emerald court gang-thank you for being part of a great childhood so lucky am i

Posted by jimmy fallon - tewksbury, MA - Neighbor   June 14, 2017

Gerry, Joanne, Katie, Kristy and Sean. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We know he was very special to you all. We are sorry for your loss. Love Nicole, Gary and family.

Posted by Nicole Williams - Cranston, RI - Family   June 14, 2017

Donna, My deepest sympathy for you and your family

Posted by Tina Durski - Oxford, MA - Family Friend   June 14, 2017

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brian & Tina

Posted by Brian Dobson - Cumberland, RI - Friend   June 14, 2017

Deepest Sympathies Joanne, Gerry and the entire family. A wonderful man who was part of a lifetime of cherished moments that you will reflect on and appreciate forever.

Posted by David DeAngeliis - Norh Providence, RI - Friend   June 13, 2017

My family and I send our sincerest condolences. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Posted by Christine O'Brien - College Parl, MD - Friend   June 13, 2017

May God be with you and your family at this time in need

Posted by Philip Goodell - Tallahassee, FL - Friend   June 13, 2017

My deepest condolences to Nancy, Joanne, jack, Donna and their families. We are all going to miss your father immensely. He loved traveling, going to parties, visiting with friends and especially get togethers with family. I'll miss his smile and his sense of humor. RIP my dear friend and brother-in-law.

With much love, Dolly

Posted by Dolly Aruda - Somerville, MA - Family   June 13, 2017

Sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace, Hosea 13:14.<br />

Posted by B D    June 13, 2017


May memories of happier times comfort you and your family, Donna. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Joanne Carey - Santa Clara, CA - Family Friend   June 13, 2017