Of Revere. Died on Saturday March 11th at his home in Revere surrounded by his loving family following a brief battle with Lung Cancer, he was 77 years old. Jimmy was a very well-known entertainer in the Boston area and the North Shore for decades. Jimmy was born in Boston, raised & educated in East Boston. He was a proud alumnus of East Boston High School, class of 1963. He enlisted in the United States army in 1964 and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, he served overseas in Germany and was honorably discharged after proudly serving his country. Jimmy was a man of many talents, but his voice was legendary and captivated people all around. His passion was performing and he had the privilege to play in many venues around the United States. Jimmy’s heart belonged to his family.
He is the beloved husband of Loreena Lamarca of Revere. the loving father of Meghann Celona of Revere, Michelle Celona – O’Neill & husband Daniel of Winthrop, SFC Joel Celona & wife Paula of Texas and the late James J. Celona, Jr. The cherished grandfather of Christopher, Michayla, Michael, Daniel, Joelle, Ella, Joel, Jr. Gabriella, Alexandra, Guilianna, & James A. The treasured brother of Nunzio “Butchie” Celona & wife Delores of East Boston, Josephine Freni & husband Stephen of East Boston, and the late Roseanne “RoRo” & Donald Martini. Dear brother-in-law of Michael Lamarca & Alfred Lamarca. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and fans.
Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, March 15th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals Revere. A funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Make A Wish Foundation 133 Federal St 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02110 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN. 38105.