John Cogliano Jr. Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather

1933 - 2022

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John Cogliano Jr.
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather
Palm City — John Cogliano Jr. age 88, passed away peacefully with many of his family members by his side on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. For 56 years, he was the beloved husband of the late Audrey A. (Hill) Cogliano.
Born in Revere on August 3, 1933, son of the late John and Jenny (Sasso) Cogliano, he graduated from Revere High School and later earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business from Boston College. He was a resident of Palm City, FL and a longtime resident of Westford, MA where he was a communicant of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish.
John was the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board for the Sullivan and Cogliano Companies. Since his company’s inception, he worked tirelessly in the staffing services industry. Through his companies, he helped thousands of people find employment and was recognized as an industry leader serving as the President of the National Technical Services Association. In addition, John also received the New England Association of Personnel Services Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was civic minded and was appointed a Board Member of the Massachusetts Port Authority. John served on Governor Weld’s Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities and chaired a task force on small business development in the Commonwealth. He also served on the Board of Middlesex Community College and volunteered at SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors.
John contributed to many charities too numerous to name and was willing to help many in need who crossed his path. He loved talking to others, hearing their stories, and selflessly sharing his inspirational wisdom and experience. He was an avid car lover and enjoyed spending time with his family taking boat rides around Nabnasset Lake.
He is survived by his children, Helen Lyons and her husband John of Palm City, FL, Jay Cogliano, Herb Cogliano and his wife Lori and Jim Cogliano and his wife Liz, all of Westford; six grandchildren, Brittani, Chris, Haley, Dominic, Sydney and Bryce Cogliano; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was the brother of the late Lena Gallo, James, Edward and Carmen.
COGLIANO — At his request, private services for immediate family will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation using this link:

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