Antonelli, John W. Jr., 67, of Norton formerly of Westwood, died Monday April 24, 2017 at his home following a long illness.
He leaves his siblings Lois Howe and her spouse Robert of Taunton, Karen Cook and her spouse Bradford of Kingston and James Antonelli of Norton. Also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews, nine great nieces and nephews, one great grandnephew and his best friend Paul Potter of Walpole. John was preceded in death by his parents General John W. Antonelli (USMC Ret.) and Lillian M. (Ferrera) Antonelli of Westwood.
John graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology and worked for several years in the family business, James Ferrera and Sons, in Canton MA.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed following the sport along with football and baseball.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St., Westwood on Thursday May 4th at 10am. Interment at New Westwood Cemetery. Please omit flowers.
Donations may be made in John's memory to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at Bbrfoundation.org. or to the Valerie Alice Cook Fund, c/o Jillian McGuire LCSW, 3959 Broadway, 7 North 723, New York, NY 10032. This fund benefits families of pediatric liver transplants.