John Edward Troisi
1903 – 1985
John Edward Troisi (TRO-EE-SEE) was born in 1903. He later became known as “Johnny Troy”, a name given to him during his professional boxing career. Troisi, too difficult for people to pronounce, was shortened to, “Troy” by an announcer; the name stayed with him the rest of his life. His love of boxing kept him in contact with the sport throughout his whole life. After fighting, he was employed by the, Golden Gloves and A.A.B.U. Boxing Associations.
A good and generous man, he also worked as a plumber for the state of Massachusetts. In his spare time he always enjoyed a good game of cards, and was an excellent poker player. In 1933, he married Mary Riccrcato, and together they had three sons, John, James, and Joseph. He will always be affectionately remembered as, “Poppy” by Sandra, Jeanine, James Jr., Joseph Jr., Jeffery, and Vincent, his six grandchildren. He also has five great grandchildren, John, Kathleen, Madeline, Elizabeth, and Kevin.
John Troisi Was well known and loved throughout the Middlesex County and especially in the cities of Somerville and Medford, Massachussetts.
This restaurant has been named in his memory by his grandson, Joseph Jr., known by many as ‘,Joey -Joe”.