January 27, 1925 - December 8, 2020
John E. Speciale was born to Nunzio and Ida Speciale in East Boston, MA on January 27, 1925. He passed away in St. Augustine, FL on December 8, 2020 due to advanced stages of dementia. After graduating from East Boston High School in 1943, he served in the Army Air Corps during WW II. He worked as an engineer with Honeywell in Boston for many years until his retirement. He married Tina Tarallo in 1947 and together they had one daughter, Maryann (Tim) Donovan; two grandchildren, Chrissy (Kevin) Bright and Susan (Aaron Ardizzoni)Donovan; seven great-grandchildren, Daniel, Brandon, Elizabeth, Abby, Liam, Jaxson, and Avery, all of St. Augustine. His wife, Tina, preceded him in death in 2002. He married Dot Maronel in 2005. She survives him along with her children, John (Sonya) Maronel and Joe (Robin) Maronel; and grandchildren, Brittany, Austin, Hannah, Ethan, Tradd, Trey, and Jace; and great-grandchild, Maya. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Tina, brother, Jimmy, and sisters, Mary, Polly, and Virginia. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday December 14, 2020 at San Sebastian Catholic Church. Interment will be held at a later date in Massachusetts. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday December 13, 2020 at St. Johns Family Funeral Home. Flowers are gratefully declined and those wishing may make a contribution in his memory to the Sisters of St. Joseph, PO Box 1630, St. Augustine, FL 32085 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or https://www.stjude.org/donate/pm.html?sc_dcm=1275434048968558&sc_cid=kwp75752&source_code=IIQ190721002&s_kwcid=AL!4519!10!79714703500664!79714936488302&ds_rl=1290690&ds_rl=1285465&msclkid=668274163f3b1eb1d8c12bd9cf0dc55a&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=B-Top%20%7C%20Brand%20%7C%20Donate%20%7C%20Donate&utm_term=st%20jude%20memorial%20donation&utm_content=PM_PR_Dig_Srch_PM_AO_US_Nat_MS_M-Ads_LF_HM_-_-_SERP-Exct_Srch-B_-_-_-_Donate_HM-Memory_EL_-_-_Srch&gclid=668274163f3b1eb1d8c12bd9cf0dc55a&gclsrc=3p.ds St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John E. Speciale was born to Nunzio and Ida Speciale in East Boston, MA on January 27, 1925. He passed away in St. Augustine, FL on December 8, 2020 due to advanced stages of dementia. After graduating from East Boston High School in 1943,... View Obituary & Service Information
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