ANDOVER - Joseph John Cellucci, 95, of Andover, and formerly of Scituate, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Carole (Coleman) (Wellborn) Cellucci and son of the late Loreto Cellucci and Donata (Salvucci) Cellucci.
Joseph grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and after he was gravely wounded in Europe in service as a soldier in the United States Army during World War II, he returned to Cambridge and worked in multiple positions for the city including as a police officer, building inspector, and as Building Commissioner. He was multi-talented and seemed capable of fixing anything and doing everything! He enrolled in night school at fifty years old and obtained an Associate’s Degree. He owned and operated a donut shop, was a jeweler, and owned and worked at a construction company with his brother. When he retired from the city of Cambridge, he built a retirement home in Scituate for himself and his wife.
In addition to his wife, Carole, Joseph is survived by daughter, Coreen Spencer and husband Tom of Franklin, son, Kenneth Wellborn and wife Catherine of Haverhill, and son in law Paul McGrath of Haverhill, as well as his cherished grandchildren -- granddaughters Ashley and Colette Spencer, and grandsons Christopher Wellborn and fiancé Amanda Vito, Paul Michael, Brian, and Kevin McGrath. He is additionally survived by his beloved sister Mary (Cellucci) Emerson of Eugene, Oregon, and daughter Patricia Walterman and family of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was predeceased by his mother and father, daughters Donna McGrath and Deborah Wellborn, sons James Wellborn and Joseph Cellucci, Jr., and brothers Larry, Carmen, Tony, and Danny.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday, April 8, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main Street, Haverhill from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 S. Main Street, Haverhill at 11:30 AM. If you are not able to attend the Mass, please join us remotely via Livestream at Sacred Hearts Church. Interment with U.S. Army Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Joseph’s name to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), an organization he was proud to be associated with and for which he served as Commander many years ago. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com
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