Owned Eastern Lighting Associates

Published in the January 13, 2016 edition

Philip InfurnaNAPLES, Fla. — On the evening of Dec. 30, 2015, Philip Infurna passed away at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla. as a result of complication associated with congestive heart failure. Phil was 87 years old.

Phil was born in Boston on Oct. 20, 1928. He was the fourth child of the late Rosina and Cosmo Infurna of Everett.

Phil was raised in Everett and attended the Everett Public Schools before going on to attend both Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University for a time.

He met Mary (Tina) Faraci and they were married in August of 1950. They were a loving couple and inseparable for 65 years.

Phil became a senior executive and vice president at Keene/Smithcraft Lighting in Wilmington before leaving to form his own firm, Eastern Lighting Associates in North Reading, which he ran successfully until his retirement in 1990.

He was the consummate family man, designer, craftsman, gardener and master of well executed do-it-yourself projects. Phil and Tina raised their son and daughter in Stoneham, where they lived for over 25 years before moving to Lynnfield. They began wintering in Marco Island, Fla. in 1989 and enjoyed being “snowbirds” for 26 years.

Phil is survived by his family who all loved and cherished him including his devoted wife Mary “Tina” Infurna. He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Linda Infurna, of Naples, Fla. and Brewster. He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Leo Geoffroy of Newport, R.I. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Melissa, Philip “PJ” and wife Jennifer, Danielle, Brittany and Brandon. Phil is also survived by five great-grandchildren, his dear brother Joseph Infurna of Glendale, Ariz. and many nieces and nephews.

Phil’s funeral was held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, on Friday, Jan. 8, followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, corner of Salem and Grove streets, Lynnfield. Entombment will be at the Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 7.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.