Enjoyed telling stories, music, fishing and shooting his bow

Published April 10, 2019

WAKEFIELD — John H. Brochi, 51, of Wakefield, formerly of Medford, died in Boston on April 3, 2019. John Brochi “Broch,” born to John and Catherine Brochi in 1968. John began his life in Medford, which included his sisters Debbie and Jeannie. John was a loving son, brother, and perhaps best known “back in the day” for being a great friend to all of his Medford buddies, with whom he shared many good times. They are a band of brothers with whom he cherished friendships with to this day.

John enjoyed his career as one of the best painters around ~ JTP Painting; he took great pride in his work, and the end results were always above expectation. John would be the first to tell you that his first love is his boys, Jonathan and Dylan, whom he loved and adored beyond measure. He was so proud to be their Dad. He is also survived by his true love, Mary with whom he shared nearly 20 years of love, laughter, and happy times together with the boys in their home in Wakefield.

John always enjoyed spending his time telling stories, fishing, shooting his bow, watching a good movie, listening to his music, or having fun at the Bialock’s home with Suzanne, Matt, RJ, Brian, Michaela, Uncle Joe, and their many friends. John had a deep love for animals and spending time with his dogs always brought him joy. John was a great friend to many, and he was always there to lend a hand; he had a huge and giving heart, and the best sense of humor by far.

He was well known for his likable and quick-witted personality, and always being able to make people laugh. John will be deeply missed by those who were a part of his life. He was a great part of many of our lives, and we of his, and we are grateful for the love that he added to our lives. In addition, he will be sorely missed by his sister Jeannie and her husband Brian Caven of Dover, N.H.; as well as his sister Debbie and husband Benjamin Neumann and niece Renee, of Easton. John is also survived by many cousins, relatives, and friends.

We will sincerely miss your presence in our lives John, it is a gift that we will hold in our hearts forever.

John was the cherished son of the late John and Catherine (Cunneen) Brochi. Loving father of Jonathan and Dylan Brochi, both of Wakefield. Devoted to his true love Mary Bushee of Wakefield. Caring brother of Deborah Neumann and her husband Benjamin of Easton and Jean Caven and her husband Brian of N.H. Uncle of Renee Neumann of Easton, R.J. Bialock, Brian Bialock and Michaela Bialock, all of Stoneham. Brother-in-law of Matthew and Suzanne Bialock of Stoneham and Joseph Bushee of S. Boston. Also survived by relatives and friends.

Visiting hours were held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, April 9. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 10, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Stoneham. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com