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John "Poppy" J. Mascarello Sr.

April 20, 1950 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 72)

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John “Poppy” Mascarello Sr., age 72, of Raynham, MA, passed away on May 25, 2022. 

John was born on April 20, 1950, in Brockton, MA.  He was the son of the late Anthony and Carmelina (Belmosto) Mascarello of Wareham, MA. He was the loving husband and best friend of Diana “Yanna” Mascarello for 45 years. 

In addition to his wife Diana, John is survived by his children; John “Johnny” Mascarello Jr. and his wife Tyler Mascarello of Taunton, Jamie Slavin and her husband Stephen Slavin of Raynham. His beloved granddaughter, Gracie Slavin of Raynham.  His siblings: Anthony Mascarello of Bourne, Vincent Mascarello of Mooresville, NC, Sarene Doherty of Foxboro MA, Kathy Burns of Taunton. His beloved four-legged companion, Lucy.  As well as several nieces and nephews. 

John was the owner of a local family countertop business, J & D Custom Countertops, to which he gave his all for over 30 years.  

He enjoyed many hobbies: fishing, golfing, and taking care of his Fenway Park quality lawn. His greatest passion was his love for baseball. Coach Masc spent several years coaching Taunton-area baseball teams. He put his heart and soul into coaching and mentoring the local youth. He loved his players and remained close to many of them throughout their adult lives. He was and is certainly a favorite amongst the players and coaches.

In more recent years John found so much joy in spending time with his beloved granddaughter, Gracie. He loved being her Poppy and gave all he had to see her smile.   

If you asked, John would tell you his greatest accomplishment was his family. His wife, Yanna was the love of his life and his absolute best friend. They spent almost every day together for over 45 years. There is no doubt he continues to be right by her side where he was always at his happiest. He adored his children and was so very proud of them. He shared so many wonderful memories with his family and friends. To Poppy It is never goodbye, it is always I’ll see you later. In his words “I love you man.”

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Holy Family Parish, 372 Middleboro Ave, East Taunton, MA 02718 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation made in John’s name to St. Vicent DePaul Society Food Pantry, Holy Family East Taunton Chapter. Arrangements entrusted to Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay Street, Taunton, MA 02780. For directions or to leave an online condolence please visit



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Funeral Mass
June 11, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Family Parish
372 Middleboro Ave
East Taunton, MA 02718

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