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John E.

March 28, 1925 – October 3, 2020

John Tramonte
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Obituary for John E. Tramonte

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather
U.S. Army Veteran of WWII

John Edward Tramonte, of Lowell, formerly of Woburn and then Newburyport, died peacefully October 3, 2020, in Lowell, aged 95 years. He was the beloved husband of the late Loretta (Ferragamo) Tramonte who died in 2009.

Born March 28, 1925, a son of the late Michael and Frances (Buontempo) Tramonte. John was raised Catholic and had a close, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

He proudly enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps at the age of 17 (lying about his age to get in) because he was eager to serve his country. Corporal Tramonte, a member of the Greatest Generation, served during World War II as a tail gunner with the 491st Fighter Bomber Squadron from May 19, 1943 to February 7, 1946, when he was honorably discharged. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, and Victory Medal. John often said that his years in the military were among the most wonderful of his life.

He became a Master Plumber and successfully ran his own business, John E. Tramonte Plumbing and Heating Company of Woburn, for many years. After retiring his business John worked as the lead plumber for Lynne and Union Hospitals “to keep busy and productive”.

As hobbies, John enjoyed cooking a variety of dishes, such as stuffed calamari, Chinese food, and Cornish hens. Later in life, he took up baking bread, cookies and other pastries that he never ate (due to having diabetes), but wrapped and gave the sweets to neighbors and friends. John also enjoyed writing, and during his latter days wrote several short stories.

John was extremely organized, creative, attentive to people’s needs, an attentive listener and a great problem solver. It seemed he could build or repair just about anything, and took the projects on whether he was compensated or not. A man of strong moral character, he always made others a priority, especially his family.

John had two children with his first wife, Dorothy (Ambrose). He was the father of the late Cheryl A. Veader. He is survived by daughter, Donna M. Dougherty of Tyngsboro, five grandchildren, Jessica O’Neil and her husband Greg O’Neil, Asheley Clark and her husband Judah Clark, Lucas Dougherty and his wife Michelle, John Veader and his wife Kristin, and Matthew Veader and his wife Johanna; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were private. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations in his name to the Community Christian Academy, 105 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, MA 01851 (, or to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 ( Arrangements in the care of the Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit John’s life tribute page at
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