OBITUARY: Biagio M. Farese, 69

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Biagio M. Farese, age 69, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2021, with his loving family at his side.

Biagio was the beloved husband and best friend of 45 years to the late Susan M. Farese and the devoted father of Dr. Christina Farese of Wilmington and Jeffrey Farese and his wife Debbie of Georgia, loving “Nonno” of Emily, Zachary, and Kaylie. Son of the late Silverio and Antonina (Pelligrino) Farese.

Nothing brought Biagio more joy than his wife, family, and home. A doctor once told him he was an outlier—and he was. He was an outlier not just because he was truly a medical marvel, but rather because he channeled his strength and willpower into all that he did from caring for his family to home improvement projects to cheering for the Patriots. He was an amazing cook known for his chicken soup, eggplant parmigiana, calzones, and Christmas cookies.

He took great pride in his children’s educational accomplishments, which represented for him the achievement of a life-long dream. He was an incredibly hard worker regardless of the task, who spent close to 23 years at the MBTA both as a bus driver and a street supervisor.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Methuen. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, May 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. All guests are required to wear a mask in the Funeral Home and in Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Biagio’s memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P. O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Biagio M. Farese

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