In Memory of




Obituary for John J. Ruliera

John J. (Goulart) Ruliera Sr., 87 years of age, of Marblehead, formerly of Campton, NH and East Boston, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Cherished son of the late Candido and Mary (Silva) Ruliera. Beloved husband of Lorraine (White) Ruliera and the late Laura (Scalfani) Ruliera. Loving father of Candice Baptista, John J. Ruliera Jr., MaryAnn Ruliera, David Ruliera, Billy Ruliera, Michelle D’Avanzo and Lori Simbliaris and the De Fronzo family. Caring brother of Dorothy Polito, Virginia Healey and the late Costa Goulart, Billy Goulart, Mary DiLorenzo, Francis Goulart, Eleanor Tsaltas, Arlene Carozza, Charles “Sonny Boy” Goulart and Arthur Goulart. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was a US Army Veteran and received 3 Purple Heart medals during the Korean War and later served in the US Marine Corps as a drill instructor at Paris Island. John spent his career in law enforcement at Boston PD, MDC and Plymouth State.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic his services will be held privately. At the family’s request please OMIT flowers. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting