LACONIA — John J. Giuffrida, 82, of Laconia, passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 8, 2014, as the result of a tragic accident. His family was with him when he passed.
John was born in Lawrence, Mass., on October 19,1931 and was the son of Giuseppe and Orazio (Faro) Giuffrida. In 1955 he graduated with honors from Boston College where he received his bachelor's degree in chemistry. In 1957 he married Jacqueline Masuhr of Haverhill, Mass., and they went on to have three daughters and a son.
John began his career in the chemical industry, working for Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Micgh. He later returned to Massachusetts working for Cabot Corporation. He retired in 1993 as a regional sales manager for Cabot Corporation in Annandale, N.J.
John spent his retirement years in the area he loved most, the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. He had several hobbies, including golf and fishing. Throughout his life he was also passionate about cooking, and everyone always enjoyed his Italian family recipes. He was also known for his quick wit and good humor.
John is survived by an older sister, his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are private as requested by the family.
For those wishing to donate, memorial donations can be sent to their favorite charity.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.