Obituaries 07-17-2019

Louis Grifone

Retired Boston Firefighter

Louis “Phil” Grifone, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away peacefully in his 77th year on Sunday, July 14.

Louis was a dedicated retired Boston firefighter (31 years) and lifelong resident of East Boston.

He was the beloved husband of 46 years of Dorothy Grifone (Gay), devoted father of Kevin Grifone and his wife, Maria (Spinazzola) of Winthrop, Thomas Gay of East Boston, Carol White and Louis “Skipper” Grifone, both of New Hampshire and cherished papa of Anjellina, Ana and Amber Sandro.

Family and friends will honor Louis’ life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston today, Wednesday, July 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Thursday morning at 10 a.m. before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street Winthrop for an 11:30 a.m. Mass celebrating Louis’s life. Services will conclude with Louis being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. For more information, please visit

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