John J. Lanzillotti Jr., 28, of Brookline and Shrewsbury
Brookline/Shrewsbury - John J. “Jack” Lanzillotti Jr., 28, of Brookline and Shrewsbury, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014 from injuries suffered when he and his girlfriend, Jessica Campbell, were struck by a car while walking in the Back Bay of Boston.
Jack was born in Worcester, grew up in Shrewsbury, and graduated from Shrewsbury High School. He then earned his Bachelor's degree in Television Production from Boston University. After graduating from BU, Jack rose to the position of Manager of Red Sox Productions/Game Operations with the Boston Red Sox organization. He had worked for the club for the past seven years. In 2011, Jack won a New England Emmy award for a feature that he co-produced.
Jack is survived by his parents, John J. Lanzillotti Sr. and Patricia (DiGiorno) Lanzillotti; his two sisters, Maria and Alexa Lanzillotti; his paternal grandfather, Domenic Lanzillotti; his maternal grandmother, Carol Jewel; uncles and aunt, Domenic Lanzillotti and Susan and Kevin Shankle; and many cousins, extended family, and friends.
Jack was dedicated, a hard worker, and took special pride in working for the Boston Red Sox. He loved Boston, his family, and his girlfriend, Jessica, who passed away alongside him. They both enjoyed spending time with their friends and family in the city they loved.
Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Thursday, June 26, from 3 – 8 p.m., in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. His funeral will be held Friday, June 27, at 12 noon, at St. Anne's Church, 130 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury. (Please go directly to church). Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances in Jack's name can be made to the Red Sox Foundation, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215 or online at www.redsoxfoundation.org.
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