John G. Rusilko

  • Born: August 8, 1938
  • Died: August 19, 2019
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to John by adding your memories and photos.

John G. Rusilko, 81, a longtime resident of South Easton, died peacefully at home on Monday, August 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late John and Rheta E. (Watson) Rusilko, he was born in Brockton and raised in Stoughton. John was a graduate of Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Class of 1956. He served in the U.S. National Guard for several years. He was a resident of South Easton since 1963. John was a mechanic at Norwood Airport, worked at Nortronics and Teradyne as a field service engineer for many years. He also performed contract work for Raytheon. John was a member of the Mason's Lodge in Easton. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, reading, small engine repairs, crossword puzzles and gardening, especially tomatoes.

John is survived by his sons, Michael Russell of Wareham and Daniel Russell and his wife Heather of Brockton, as well as his grandchildren, Nicholas Russell and Abby Russell. He was the brother of Peter Rusilko of Taunton and James Rusilko of Brockton. He had dozens of cousins and lifelong friends.

Funeral Service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton on Wednesday, August 28 at 11:30 AM. Visiting Hours prior 9:30-11:30 AM. Interment will take place at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to Boston Children's Hospital, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To John, I will miss our chance meetings at the Town Spa. Thirty-plus years of fun conversation. I was hoping to see you and only now discovered you are gone. To John's family, my deepest condolences, he was a good man.

Posted by Barry Gill - North Attleboro, MA - Friend   December 17, 2019

Roscoe was a large part of my adult life. He was a popular guest @ all hanrahan get togethers. We always would share @ laugh and he was a great conversationalist do to his rabbit reading. I never heard Roscoe say an I'll word of anyone. His family should know we loved the in peace..

Posted by Donald Hanrahan - East Sandwich, MA   August 26, 2019

So sorry to hear of John's passing, a wonderful man who was a dear friend to my mom and dad and extended family. Every once in a while, seeing him at the Villa, would be a treat.
Rest In Peace - i am sure my mother has greeted you with open arms.

Posted by Barbara (Norton) Hogan - STOUGHTON, MA - Friend   August 26, 2019

good friend who will be missed greatly, especially during trips to the Spa. I'll miss our many conversations about old westerns and tv shows.

Posted by Peter Hines - Stoughton, MA - Friend   August 26, 2019

To John's family,
John (in his early years he got the nickname "Porky" because of his build) and I grew up together and went through public schools together (Clapp School, Kimball School and E.A. Jones School) before he went off to Norfolk Aggie. We kind of lost touch a bit until after high school when we would meet after work in front of Nardozzi's Drug Store and chat and were in the National Guard together for a few years. Then I went off to UMass and we really lost touch, seeing each other by chance over much of the rest of the years. The last time we sat down together was at the Stoughton High Class of '56 reunion in 2006 and had a good long talk. We exchanged Christmas cards over these last few years and I was always glad to hear from him. John could be a funny guy, had a mind that was razor-sharp and was just good company. I was so sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by Peter Grigas Grigas - Deland, FL - Friend   August 22, 2019

John was a fantastic guy with a sharp mind and keen wit. He always had a grin on his face and he was always able to see the humor in situations. John was a stable at our family Christmas Eve gatherings for many years. He enjoyed being around people and always had a kind word for others. At Teradyne he was widely respected for his technical skills and was in high demand because he could fix all the systems. Truly a man who was to be admired. He will be missed by all his close friends. Rest in Peace John. - Brian VanLaarhoven

Posted by Brian VanLaarhoven - Southborough, MA - Family Friend   August 21, 2019

so sorry for your loss

Posted by sharon cardoza - ocala, FL - Friend   August 21, 2019

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