It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John S. Giaimo, age 77, of Ayer MA, on Thursday, November 2, 2023. He was at the home that he loved on Sandy Pond with his wife Janet by his side.
He is survived by his wife Janet (Verrecchia) Giaimo, his daughter Melissa (Giaimo) Manno, her husband Joe and their children Justin, Evan and Olivia of Littleton, MA, his son Bryan and his wife Nicole and their children Jack, Wyatt, and Vera of Wilmette, IL. John is preceded in death by his dear son, Matthew Giaimo. John took great joy in his children and grandchildren. He was never shy about telling them how proud he was of each of them. In addition to his wife and children, John will be sorely missed by his sisters Elaine Leone and husband Joseph of Devens, MA, Joanne Moore and husband Tom of Billerica, MA, his brother, Richard Giaimo, and wife Judy of Pheonix, AZ. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, and large extended family.
John was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 21,1946 to the late John and Helen (Gelsomini) Giaimo. John moved to Burlington, MA when he was 8 years old and graduated from Burlington High School. He loved his childhood playing hockey, baseball and exploring. When his family moved to Burlington, they hosted Giaimo family barbecues. John loved spending time with his many cousins, the mouth-watering food, and serious games of horseshoes.
John was a talented and respected builder throughout the Ayer, Groton, Littleton, and Westford communities. He founded and led Giaimo Construction for several decades, the many homes he built were known for their quality of craftsmanship of which he was so proud. “Giaimo Built” was and continues to be a mark of quality in any realtor listing for a home he constructed. He loved everything about the construction business, especially that it allowed him to own heavy equipment! He enjoyed the camaraderie of working with his peers at a busy job site. Even as he talked about an eventual retirement, John continued to work up until his illness a year ago because he truly loved what he did.
His meticulous dedication to craftsmanship and attention to detail was obvious even beyond the homes he built. All his (many) vehicles and heavy equipment were always spotlessly clean, and his perfectly chopped, seasoned, and stacked firewood was a sight to behold. Many will remember enjoying a coffee or beer with him at his shop on Westford Road, one of the places he loved most. It was there he cared for his many rescue cats, he especially loved his two shop cats, Onyx, and Princess.
Above all, John was a caring and generous person who had a lasting impact on both his family and his community. He always said “life was about enjoying the little things” which he did, a visit from his sons or daughter, a moment with the grandkids, a glass of wine with his wife, a beer with his co-workers, a laugh with a friend, those were the moments he cherished the most.At John’s request, services will be private.
Donations in his memory may be made to MSPCA Angell Tribute/Memorial Gifts - MSPCA-Angell (convio.net)
Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460 978-486-3709 www.badgerfuneral.com