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Beverly - John D. "Johnny" Pietrini, age 93, of Beverly, died Tuesday in a local rehab hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Shirley J. (Martin) Pietrini, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage.
Born in Beverly, he was the son of the late Francesco and Beatrice (Paluzzi) Pietrini. A lifelong resident of Beverly, he was a graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1945.
Johnny had worked as a head Lineman and Foreman for Mass Electric for over 40 years until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Beverly, and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society. He enjoyed working at the church fairs for many years, especially the woodworking, and was a member of the social committee. He was also a member of the Pavlova Lavoro society for over 50 years. He enjoyed traveling the United States and Europe, and enjoyed golfing and fishing in his younger days. Known as "Nono" to his grandchildren, he enjoyed family gatherings, and was very proud of his children and grandchildren's accomplishments.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons; Peter A. Pietrini and his wife Kristen (Poor) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and John D. Pietrini, Jr, and his wife Sally (Haibon) of Beverly; one daughter; Jill A. Parsons of Hamilton; five grandchildren; Brian Pietrini and his fiancée, Michelle Etheridge of Rockland, Maine, Matthew Pietrini and his husband, Rob Glass of Delray Beach, Fla., Kevin and Katie Pietrini of Beverly, and A1C Kent Parsons USAF of Hamilton; one great grandson Tristan Etheridge; his siblings; Anthony Pietrini of Amesbury, Katherine Doyle of Boxford, Frank Pietrini and his wife Toby of Beverly, William Pietrini and his wife Sally of Beverly, his sister-in-law Sandra MacLeod and her husband, Bruce of Merritt Island, Fla.; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the father-in-law of the late Daniel E. Parsons, brother of the late Joseph Pietrini and Margaret Miedzionoski, brother-in-law of the late Harold Doyle, Vudic Miedzionoski, Leland and Bette White, Ann Pietrini and Rose Pietrini.
His funeral mass will be held on Saturday November 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 111 New Balch St. Beverly. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beverly. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be in the church on Friday November 8th from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alstrom Syndrome International ( or to the Zachary Doyle Hilton 2014 Memorial Scholarship Fund care of St. Anselm College 100 St. Anselm Dr. Manchester, NH 03102. Arrangements entrusted to the Solimine Funeral Homes, Lynn, MA. Directions and guestbook at
Published on November 7, 2019


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Mark F. Cronin
Nov 08, 2019
Dear Shirley,Pete,and Jack, This is Mark Cronin. We have been friends forever! On behalf of my family, please know how much we liked John. It was always a pleasure to speak with you folks after Mass, and we even had the honor of his hand made Deacons bench, in our kitchen, for years. It is certainly strange to know that most of our loved ones are now at St. Mary’s cemetery, instead of mingling at church, but that is the process to achieve our reward. Please remember the good times, and the gift of time that you had with him. Regards, Mark. 303 Br...ooksby Village Drive. Baldwin 405. Peabody 01960Read more
Brian Cullen
Nov 08, 2019
To the Pietrini family,
I'm heartbroken to learn of Johnny's passing. He was a wonderful man. I take consolation knowing in the strength of his faith in the Lord Jesus. May you find your consolation in Jesus as well. John and you all are in my prayers.
-Brian Cullen
Adriana Asci
Nov 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to the whole family. Prayers and hugs.
Bill Robichau
Nov 07, 2019
Jack I’m sorry for the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lucille Poirier
Nov 07, 2019
Jill My condolences to you,and Kent,and your Mom,and family,Your dad was a super person and friend.We will miss him.Sending Prayers to you all.
Edgar poirier and family
Nov 07, 2019
Jill my condolences to you and kent and your mom your dad was a great man.