Retired letter carrier
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours today, Wednesday, December 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), Revere for Eugene A. Caponigro, who died on Saturday, December 17 following a long illness at the Jeanne Jugan Nursing Home (Little Sisters of the Poor) in Somerville. Mr. Caponigro’s funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, December 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m.
Eugene’s parents immigrated from Campagna, Italy in the Salerno region and he was born and raised in East Boston. He was a 1942 graduate of East Boston High School. Shortly after graduating, in February of 1945, he joined the U.S. Army during World War II and served until February of 1947 as a Corporal. He began a career with the US Postal Service in late 1947 as a letter carrier in the Downtown Boston area and then the Everett area. He retired in 1989 after 42 years of service.
A dashingly handsome gentleman, he married the beautiful Margaret “Margie” (Bagley) and they had three devoted and adoring sons.
The couple lived in East Boston for several years before moving to Swampscott. He later would live in Revere for over 20 years. Mr. Caponigro was a long-time member of the DAV and The Lynn Italian-American Citizens’ Club.
The devoted father of Philip A. Caponigro of Essex, Joseph S. Caponigro and his wife, Kelly and Carlo E. Caponigro and his wife, Francesca, all of Swampscott, he is the proud grandfather of Joseph M. Caponigro and his wife, Brittany of Swampscott, Katelyn Caponigro and her fiancee, Andrew Gillis of Laguna, Cailf., Gina M. and Natalie A. Caponigro, both of Essex,
Jaymie and John-Joseph Caponigro, both of Swampscott. He is also lovingly survived by his great-grandson, Joseph Carlo Caponigro, his former wife, Margaret “Margie” (Bagley) Caponigro-Chiaraluce of Lynn and by many nieces, nephews, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. He is the dear brother to Paul S. Caponigro of Revere and the late Aida “Ida” Caponigro, Joseph, Americo and Liberto Caponigro and Robert Cappy.
The family finds it almost impossible to express their immense gratitude to the Little Sisters of the Poor and their extraordinary staf, for the care and attention rendered to Eugene.
Interment will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, Mass. 02146. For additional information, please visit; www.vertuccioandsmith.com
Of Revere, formerly of East Boston
Stephen Siraco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away December 19. He was 63 years old.
The cherished son of Mary (Mombourquette) Siraco of Revere, and the late Domenic Siraco, he was the loving father of Stephen, Richard and Jamie Siraco; dear brother of Anne Marie Siraco of Revere, Michael T. Siraco and his wife, Lisa of New Hampshire, Mark P. Siraco and his wife, Maureen of Revere and John A. Siraco and his wife, Myriam of Franklin and adored grandfather of Sibby and Ava. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor Stephen’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, Revere on Thursday, December 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service in Stephen’ honor will be held at 7:30 p.m. in our Chapel of the Resurrection. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude PL. Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For guest book and directions: www.vazzafunerals.com