In February 2021, our family experienced a devastating loss. Our brother John passed away unexpectedly, leaving a huge void in the lives of all who knew him. John was a wonderful brother, a loving and thoughtful son, a proud father and papa, as well as a nephew/cousin/friend/co-worker to so many people.
John was a lineman and was a proud 20+ year member of the IBEW Local 104, here in New England. He loved helping train new apprentices, and doing storm duty in communities that were ravaged by hurricanes, floods, blizzards, and the other natural disasters. He spent time in Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, and in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. He always maintained that those were some of his proudest moments.
My sister, brothers, and I have established the John Geremia Memorial Trade Scholarship in order to help provide as many $1000 individual scholarships to students who are looking to enter the trades, whether it be a lineman, an electrician, a plumber, a carpenter, a pipefitter, a welder, a mechanic, etc.. John was extremely proud of his profession, and we would like to help instill that sense of pride in someone who may be taking a different path to a career in the trades. That education is just as, if not more so, important as a traditional college degree, and our goal is to support you in that endeavor.
We would greatly appreciate any contribution, great or small, that you might make to this fund. Our lives have been forever changed by our loss, but it is the reason we wish to make a difference in someone else's life for the better.