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John Louis Volpicelli (Johnny Vop), 79,

John Louis Volpicelli (Johnny Vop), 79, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on August 3rd at Milford Regional Hospital. The son of John L Volpicelli and Angelina Onorato Volpicelli, John grew up “down the plains” in Milford, MA. He was a graduate of Milford High School Class of 1961.  He loved cars, especially his white Pontiac convertible that he called “the Twist”.  He worked at Brunelli’s Market as a dairy manager which was the start of his long career in the grocery/food business.  A food broker, John gave up working for other brokerage companies to start his own successful business in 2016.  John was well known in the brokerage business winning the “Greater Boston Best Salesman Award” as presented by the Griffin Report. 

His joy came from his family and friends and working to build a successful business. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Sandra (Derderian) Volpicelli, his daughter, Allison Johns and her husband Scott and his son Jamie Volpicelli and his wife Janel and his grandchildren, Cali, Cade, Paige and Colin.  He enjoyed time with his family, going to recitals, watching his grandsons’ little league and football games, as well as vacationing down the Cape.  John also loved entertaining his friends at home or out to dinner. 

Easy to talk to, kind and loving, John was special to everyone.  With his many visits to the hospital and rehab John left a mark with all who came in contact with him medically and personally.  John’s love and adoration will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A funeral home service will be held Tuesday August 9, 2022 at 10 A.M. at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford. The burial will follow in the Vernon Grove Cemetery on Depot St. Calling hours will be held Monday August 8, 2022 from 4 to 8 P.M

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of John Volpicelli to the “Oliva Family Comfort Fund” at Milford Regional Hospital, 20 Prospect Street 2nd floor, Milford, MA 01757 or Whittier Rehab Center, 150 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01581.

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Sandy and Family, Just found out about John’s passing. I am so sorry to hear this. John was the nicest guy I ever worked with. His sense of humor was top shelf. In a business with tons of pressure John was a sales rep I always looked forward to meeting with. He was very smart, hard working, honest and fair. I will always remember him for as long as I live. God Bless Mike and Rose Kennedy
Mike and Rose Kennedy

Sandy & Family, I am very saddened as I just learned of John's passing. He always spoke so fondly of you and his family. He truly was a wonderful, caring person with a great spirit. It was my pleasure to know him. My sincere sympathy, Bob Pescarino
Robert Pescarino

Our paths crossed quite a bit when he visited CVS Headquarters. What a wonderful man to know. Always so professional and friendly. We lost a great one. Much sympathy to all his family and friends.
Judi Levitre

Sandy, it was a privilege to know and work with John the past 12 years. He was a great man and he will be dearly missed. My condolences to you and your family.
Arnold Shecter

Sandy, Kids and Grand Kids, I’m sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. We had a lot of fun working together and I learned alot from him. I’m going to miss all the phone calls about family and business. Everyone loved Johnny V!
Jimmy Wolf

Dear Sandy. I am deeply saddened as i just learned of the the passing of Johnny V. He was a dear friend of mine and a respected colleague. My deepest condolences to you and your family he will be forever missed and always thought of. Best Regards Brian Riccio
Brian Riccio

Dear Family of John, He was a classmate of mine and I remember him being such a nice guy and friend. So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be remembered in prayers. Dawnette(Costantino)Niro MHS Class of 1961 Fort Myers, Florida
Dawnette Niro

Dear Sandy and family, I was so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He will always be thought of as a wonderful classmate, and always a kind and thoughtful friend. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Carol (LeBlanc) Groehl
Carol Groehl

Dear S and Family, the loss of John is beyond what we can express. John will forever be in our hearts and our memories of so many good times together will never fade. With deepest sympathies and all our love. Matt and Linda
Linda Kirk

Dear Sandy John was a good man and a good friend. He was the one that opened the door at BJs Wholesale for me. If it wasnt for John I would never have had the opportunity to work there and develope some unbelievable friendships. It was by far my greatest work experience in my 50 year career all thanks to Johnny. I send prayers to you and the family. Unfortunately i am to far away to attend his service. He will certainly be missed
Dominic Viglione

Sandy. So sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. 🙏 Fran & Linda Coffey
Linda A Coffey

Sandy and family--We were very sorry to hear of John's passing. John knew him well from high school and their interest in cars, of course! We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. John and Joyce Pyne
Joyce Pyne

Sandy, Ally, and Jamie, very sorry for your loss. John was always so easy to talk to with great stories and always so generous with his pickled peppers. If you ever need help with Christmas decorations, I am always available except with that creepy Santa (leave that in the attic).
Ryan and Denise Constable

Dear Sandy - John was a great guy. So sorry for your loss. I will miss his presence on FB.
Dennis Carroll

John was in my class of 61. Wonderful schoolmate and always with a great smile! RIP my friend.
AJ Trongone

Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear about John. Barbara and I always enjoyed his (and your) company, with such great conversations about food, markets, and life! Wishing you all the strength in the world during this difficult time - Jose and Barbara
Jose Rotger


Dear Sandy, I am so sorry for your the loss of your soulmate. You and John have been on my mind since I learned of his passing. I will remember those exciting but cold, cold nights we shared years back at Gillette. XO
Jim Nash

My deepest condolences to his families and friends.
Vin Cifizzari

Dear Sandy and family, so very sad to hear of Jon's passing. He truly was a grand gentleman. Such fond memories riding around in "The Twist". May you Rest in Peace my dear friend
Ronnie Moore

May God bless John, Sandra, Allison, Jamie, and family, John is one of the finest gentlemen we have had the honor and privilege of knowing. We adored and loved that Superman warrior! I can hear him laughing. Our love and prayers are with you all. 🙏💞 John and Lori Miller
John and Lori Miller

May God bless John, Sandra, Allison, Jamie, and family, John is one of the finest gentlemen we have had the honor and privilege of knowing. We adored and loved that Superman warrior! I can hear him laughing. Our love and prayers are with you all. 🙏💞 John and Lori Miller
John and Lori Miller

Dear Sandy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. Jan called me and told me of your sad news .What a great guy, husband, father, friend and ULTIMATE salesman. You and John are in my prayers. Sincerely, Paul Hegarty
Paul Hegarty

Dear Sandy and family, we were so sad to hear of John's passing, the original "great guy" many, many great memories, we will miss him dearly. Rex Tamagni and Angela Ferrario

Sandy & Family-So sad to hear about Johnny. Johnny & me rode around town in his car- called the Twist!! Wonderful memories & great friend. Ricky & Kate Vasile
Rick Vasile

Sandy and family , I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing . We were classmates all through school and I remember his smile and his gentle ways . John was such a good person and I know he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace John . Kathy Meehan
Kathy(Romiglio) Meehan

Sandy, I was saddened to hear about John’s passing. I am glad that I had the privilege to know John. He was a great person and class act. RIP John you will be missed.
Sid Klein

So very sad to hear of Johns passing. He was a great person and will be deeply missed, A class mate of Johns, Dotty (Robbins) Harlow
dorothy Harlow

Sandy and family, I am truly sorry about John's passing. He was in my class of 61, you couldn't have asked for a better friend. He will be missed by all of us that knew him. Rest in peace Vop, you were one of the best Dan Consoletti
Daniel Consoletti

Dear Sandie and family, Elaine and I are so sorry about John's passing. John and I were born days apart. Growing up in the same neighborhood in the "Plains", we became best friends. Death does not break that bond. Friends Forever! Rest in peace, Johnny Vop. Joe & Elaine
Joseph P Nigro

Dear Sandy, Arlene and I want to express our deepest sympathies for the passing of John. John and I spent nearly every day together as kids growing up in 'The Plains". There are just so many fond memories of our days together.
David & Arlene Cox

Dear Sandy. Sally and I send our sympathies to you and your family for the passing of dear John. I never saw him without that big smile that he had for everyone that he would meet. May you Rest in Peace, Johnny Vop.
Michael Brita

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