John Ralph Andreasse

  • Born: May 21, 1938
  • Died: September 18, 2020
  • Location: Brockton, 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 Ralph Andreasse, of Brockton, formerly of Hyde Park, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the VA Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury. He was 82.

Born in Hyde Park on May 21, 1938, John was the son of the late Giovanni & Catherine (Civitarese) Andreasse. He was raised and educated in Hyde Park and proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War era. John was the owner and operator of A&S Construction in Hyde Park for many years followed by his work at Water Products Inc. in Avon, MA.

Mr. Andreasse is survived by his four children, DonnaMarie Malley of Pembroke, John Andreasse & his wife Colleen of Newmarket, NH, Diane Gangi & her husband Jeffrey of Methuen and Christine Mungovan & her husband Brendan of Bridgewater as well as by the mother of his children, Margaret Andreasse of Hanover, MA. He was the loving grandfather of Austin, Jessica, Morgan, Rob, Nicholas, Joseph, Dominic, Meghan and Elise. John was also the adoring uncle of 7 loving nieces & 1 nephew and the dear brother of the late Ann Palladino and Margaret Smigliani.

During his life, John was extremely involved in his local parish, both in creating the CYO program at Our lady of Lourdes parish in Brockton as well as youth sports in the city as well. His legacy in coaching basketball earned him a string of city championships over several years that he was involved.

Later in life, John continued his community involvement by joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8892 in Avon MA, holding several leadership positions throughout his membership, culminating in his induction as a Life Member.

John's passion for community and service to others was only outdone by his love for family. He was never happier than when he was surrounded by those whom he loved and loved him – for that, there was no replacement.

Visiting hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Thursday, September 24 from 9-10:30 AM. Masks and social distancing required. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Funeral Mass will be private. Interment will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the VA Boston Healthcare System at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Johnnnnnie Cakes!! Wow, I met John a few years back,at The Avon VFW. What a Class act, and Gentleman. He loved to play cards,at the post. Enjoyed all his friends there. He use to call me Chef Boya De. Whenever I cooked,Enjoyed and Thankful. He will be missed At the post!

Posted by Pauli V - Friend   September 29, 2020

RIP Johnny I will treasures my memories of you and your generous heart. Say hi to Ray for me. Thoughts and prayers to your family

Posted by Christine Stanley - Friend   September 26, 2020

BIG JOHN ~ You were such a big part of my childhood. I can hear your laugh!!! Give my dad a hug for me!!! One of your big bear hugs!!! Thank you for all those BIG fire work displays on July 4th. Miss you already.

Posted by Linda Bragel - Brockton, MA - family   September 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of John's passing. My deepest sympathy from an old friend, Bill Hanlon, Mansfield, MA

Posted by Bill Hanlon - Mansfield, MA - Friend   September 23, 2020

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. John was one of my dad's dearest friends who always enjoyed picking him up and heading out for breakfast, lunch or a meeting at the VFW. John also enjoyed heading out to the ball field with dad watching my son Brendan pitch. I always brought snacks which he loved. I will always remember John as such a sweet and caring man. He will be missed and it was truly a pleasure always enjoying his company. My dad is deeply sad that he has lost one of his best buddies. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Sweet John...xoxo
Love Your Friend - Bob DiTullio, Michele, Robby and Darren

Posted by Michele DiTullio-Welch - Friend   September 23, 2020

Christine and Family,
I am so sorry to have read about the passing of your Father and Patriarch. He lived an amazing life of always serving those around him. May God comfort you all with your memories and the legacy he provided for all of you. God Bless. Marcelle Gigliotti Peterson

Posted by Marcelle G Peterson - Classmate   September 22, 2020

Very sorry for the family

Posted by barbara druzdis - middleboro, MA   September 22, 2020

To the Andreasse, family please accept my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Joseph Burkard    September 22, 2020

Sorry to hear you left , I will miss you all the laughs we had will always be with us !!


Posted by dino depasquale - rowley, MA - Friend   September 22, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Grandes

Posted by Emma Grande - Bridgewater, MA - Family Friend   September 21, 2020

Love to you all
I am sure Big John is up in heaven pinching everyone's check with love.
May 21rst will be our special day (bday) forever

Posted by Larry Bragel - Provincetown, MA - Family   September 21, 2020

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