John was a graduate of Marlborough High School, class of 1942, and upon completing his military service, attended Marlborough Vocational School. He was a WWII Army veteran, serving in the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign, traveling to 11 different countries while he was in the service.
John was a Class A Machinist for over 47 years for Healard Machine Company of Holliston, and retired when he turned 80.
He was an avid gardener and spent a lot of time working in his yard, even after dark. He skillfully built the many beautiful stone walls that surround his property and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and each of his grandchildren have carried on his joys. His grandson John has learned the love of gardening, grandson Brandon has followed his military footsteps and is currently serving in Afghanistan, and granddaughter Jennifer has developed his love of travel.
He is survived by his children, Diane Sullivan of Hubbardston and Christine Palladino and her husband John of Southborough; his siblings, Cosma Macricostas and Theo Macricostas, both of Marlborough; his grandchildren, John and Jennifer Sullivan and Brandon Palladino and his wife Amber; and his step-grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Palladino. He is predeceased by his son-in-law, Michael Sullivan; his sister, Olga Tzellas; and three brothers, Peter, Socrates, and George Macricostas.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, June 11, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral service will be celebrated Thursday, June 12, at 10 a.m., at Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Southborough Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent in John's memory to the Soldiers” Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.
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