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“John was a good friend and helped me a lot with learning about gunsmithing. Had some good times and conversations with him in the shop over the years...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Biscoe

“John was a good friend and helped me a lot with learning about gunsmithing. Had some good times and conversations with him in the shop over the years...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Paul Biscoe

“John was a loyal and welcome member of the Massachusetts Antique Arms Collectors for the past twenty years.He was well known within the membership...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: John Brandt, Secretary-Treasurer, Massachusetts Antique Arms Co - MA

“I met John a bit over a year ago. During that time he built two muskets for me and rebuilt a disaster of a musket that already owned. During the...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Bruce Leader - Lexington, MA

“Diane and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. I never met John but I can see that he was a wonderful man, husband, and father. ...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Charlotte & Roger - Rehoboth, MA

“I met John a bit over a year ago. During that time he built two muskets for me and rebuilt a disaster of a musket that already owned. During the...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Bruce Leader - Lexington, MA

“Sorry to hear of your loss. My father valued his friendship with John. He always had such good things to say about him. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Cleveland - Blackstone, MA

“Diane, Shawn & Jackie, Our condolences to you & the rest of the family on John's passing; Jackie & Diane, I recall you both from the brief period you...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Tom & Patti McAvoy - Attleboro, MA

“Diane & Shawn, I'm so very sad to hear about John. I've been in John's company several times and he was a gentle Ben. I always appreciated the...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Braga - Taunton, MA

“Diane, I am shocked to hear of John's passing. I frequently stopped by on my travels and last visited with him on the 23rd of July. I was on my...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Peter Sirrico - Plymouth, MA

“Diane & Shawn, We are so very sorry and shocked to hear about our wonderful neighbor John. Words can't express how truly heartbroken we are. Our...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: The Lilienthal Family - MA

“Diane and Shawn, We are so sorry and shocked to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love, Gary and Pam ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Pam & Gary Padula - No. Attleboro, MA

“Diane & Shawn, Thinking of you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. With deepest sympathy and understanding. Elizabeth ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Elizabeth Clement - Attleboro, MA

“Diane and Shawn, Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss of John. He will be greatly missed by all that loved him.I know both you...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: sharon - Attleboro, MA

“Sure will miss you! Mike ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Lea-Engraver - Columbus, OH

“I knew John for twenty years and am saddened beyond words at his sudden passing. We spent countless hours in his shop looking at antique guns,...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Gregg and Pam Provost - Richmond, RI

“Diane and Shawn, Your loss has been a shock to me and it still seems surreal. John has always been and will continue to be one of my REAL friends!...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Keith Downer - Sutton, MA

“Diane and Shawn, I was only able to meet John one time about 20 years ago when I was attending the Baltimore Gun Show. We became extremely good...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Jesse Melot - Jones, , OK

“Dianne & Shawn, We are saddened at the loss of John. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time of saddness. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Donald & Maryjane Cleveland - MA

“Diane and Shawn: I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Rose and David Grof ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Rose Grof - Rumford, RI

“Diane.... I'm very sorry to hear of John's passing....my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Christine Witkiewicz ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Christine Witkiewicz - MA

“Diane and Shawn. We are saddened by your loss. John was one of my best friends. I will miss him. Benny ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Benny & Karen Benoit - Attleboro, MA


John P. Bosh, 58, of McKeon Drive, North Attleboro, passed on August 11, 2012 in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Diane (DeCristofaro) Bosh with whom he celebrated 40 years of marriage. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 11, 1953, he was the son of the late Julia (Carroll) Bosh. John was raised and educated in North Attleboro. He worked as a machinist at the former Engelhard Company in earlier days, and currently as an antique gunsmith. John truly enjoyed working on, building, and repairing antique firearms. He was a member of the Massachusetts Arms Collectors. John was very devoted to his family. He also enjoyed spending time in Plymouth with his wife Diane. In addition to his beloved wife Diane, John is survived by a son; Shawn Bosh of North Attleboro, a sister in law; Gail Aniserowicz and her husband Jack of North Attleboro, a brother in law; Jack DeCristofaro and his wife Marleny of Vancouver, Washington, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday, August 16th at 11 AM in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, 565 Mount Hope Street, North Attleboro.

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