John Baraldi

John J. Baraldi

May 20, 1932 - March 11, 2020
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John J. Baraldi, 87, a longtime Chelmsford resident, formerly of Billerica, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 surrounded by his family, at Lowell General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann T. (O'Neill) Baraldi, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage prior to her passing in 2012.

He was born in Cambridge on May 20, 1932 and was a son of the late John and Elvira (Storella) Baraldi.

John was raised in Billerica and was a graduate of Billerica Memorial HS, class of 1951. He served as Captain of the Billerica Football Team and was a member of the HHS BMHS Alumni Assoc. John proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement on April 1, 1999, John was Senior Vice President and National Director of Property Management for Boston Properties, Inc. He was an avid car enthusiast. He enjoyed restoring his early model automobiles and attending antique auto shows with his wife Ann and close friends. John looked forward to spending summers at his beach home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Above all else, John was a devoted family man and cherished the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.

John is survived by his children; Michael Baraldi and his wife, Jennifer, John Baraldi, Jr. and his wife, Susan, Stephen Baraldi and his wife, Carol, and Nancy Baraldi-Lucey, all of Chelmsford, and Juliann Pérez and her husband Alberto of San Juan, Puerto Rico, 13 grandchildren; Kristina, Michael, Jr. and his wife Lauren, Elizabeth, John J. III, Blaire, Marie and her husband Ralph, Cara and her husband Jimmy, Stephen Jr., Erin, Evan, Christopher, Ricardo and Marissa and 5 great-grandchildren; Mason, Isabella, Sawyer, Addison and Orion. He also leaves his siblings; Richard Baraldi and his wife, Loretta, and Anna Baraldi, all of Billerica, several nieces and nephews and his beloved in-laws. John was predeceased by his son-in-law, Sean Lucey and his sister, Marguerite Cataldo.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 o'clock at St. Mary Parish, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford. **Mr. Baraldi's Funeral Mass will be held PRIVATELY FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY. All are welcome to attend the Commital Prayers at Fox Hill Cemetery, 130 Andover Rd., Billerica on Monday at 12:15PM. In recognition of the dedicated service of the first responders of Chelmsford, memorial donations may be made in John's name to the Chelmsford Police Department, 2 Olde North Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824, or the Chelmsford Fire Department, 50 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford, 01824.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    March 15, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    March 15, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    March 16, 2020 | 11:00am
    March 16, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary Parish
    25 North Rd.
    Chelmsford, MA
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    VISIT to Live stream the Funeral Mass
  • Interment

    Fox Hill Cemetery
    130 Andover Road
    BILLERICA, MA 01821
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  • American
  • Army
  • Bronze Star
  • Korean Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • United Nations Service Medal


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Judy Sousa

Posted at 03:42pm
We want to extend our sincere condolences to your family. Lenny and I knew John and his family and we are so very sorry for your loss. Due to the circumstances we decided not to attend his wake but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely.. Judy and Lenny Sousa

John M Breen

Posted at 03:09pm
John,Michael,Stephen, I just learned of your Dad's passing & want to send my condolences. It was nice to have worked with him over the years & I am grateful for friendship. John Breen

Marie Baraldi

Posted at 02:44pm
Dear Grandpa, I wish that I could be there to say goodbye. Thank you for being a wonderful role model and a true example of the American Dream. I’m so grateful that you and Nana were such a big part of my life. I will always remember your sense of humor, your unwavering support, and how proud you were of all your grandchildren. I have been thinking of how you used to sing the song, “Ave Maria” to me (since my name is Marie) and your playful way. Much love from Seattle, Marie.

Patrick Connolly

Posted at 01:12pm
My sincere condolences to the entire Baraldi family. Take pleasure in all the great memories, and take comfort in knowing Big John is smiling once again for he's reunited with his bride Ann. My heart goes out to all of you, stay strong.

Kathleen O'Neill-Lussier

Posted at 12:04pm
Sending Love and wishes for a lifetime of great memories to ease the grief of loss. I have many fond memories of celebrations and time spent with Uncle John & Aunt Ann. Uncle John was always kind and funny, I loved going to their big house in Chelmsford. I remember Celebrations with the Baraldi's as a packed house, full of conversation and endless amounts of amazing food. It was the only relative's home where there was always a full Italian meal, in addition to the traditional New England fare. I also fondly remember spending time at Uncle John and Aunt Ann's Wells beach home, it was there that I tried lobster for the first time.
I cherish these memories and wish my cousins and Uncle John's surviving family well.

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