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John Apone Sr. of Newton, passed away on January 10, 2023 at the age of 94. Known as “Papa” to many beyond his family, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. The son of Tommaso and Maria Apone, he was born in Newton on April 9, 1928. 

Nothing meant more to him than his family. His wife of over 65 years, Helen, was the love of his life, and he cherished watching his family grow. Most recently he delighted in becoming a great-grandfather.

John co-founded Apex with David Anecchiarico with whom he worked alongside for 52 years. He was an avid golfer and continued to play into his 90s. He enjoyed the simplicities in life; a tall glass of wine or shot of sambuca, mornings with his friends at Dunkin Donuts, and watching the Patriots on Sunday.

May we all strive to live a life as full of laughs and love as Papa. And may his memory be a blessing.

He is survived by his children, John P. Apone Jr. (Marion) and Tom Apone (Deborah), grandchildren Melissa Childs (Chris) and Jillian Goff (John), Luke (Justine) Apone, Rachel (Frankie) Kourtis, Bradley (Haley LaFontaine), great-grandchilden Kyleigh Childs, Allana and Emily Goff, Ava Kourtis and Paige Apone.

Visitation Saturday, Jan. 14, in the funeral home from 10 am to 12 noon, with a brief Prayer Service to follow. Burial Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

 

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