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Eugene J. “Gene” “Hippo” Capozzi

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, April 26th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway Capozzi, Eugene 2
(Route 107), REVERE, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for Eugene J. “Gene” “Hippo” Capozzi, who died at his Revere home, on Friday, April 22nd, following a lengthy illness. A Funeral Mass will follow the visitation on Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born & raised in Revere, he lived his entire life here in Revere & was a 1949 Alumnus of Revere High School. In 1952 (January) he joined the US ARMY, during the Korean Conflict, serving until Jan. of 1954, as a member of the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Special Forces. He attended Boston University, seeking an associates in Business Administration & then continued onto Northeastern University to to secure a Bachelor of Science. “Gene” went to work for RAYTHEON CORP in 1963, as a Design Engineer & remained there until 1972. In 1981, he and his son-in-Iaw, Steven J. Pasquale, founded JAGUAR REALTY CORP. of Revere. “Gene” enjoyed the real
estate business, immensely & naturally had the perfect personality to accommodate his position. “Jaguar Realty” is still in operation. Later, after formal retirement, unable to “relax”, he secured a position as a salesman with “SYM’S MENS WEAR” in Peabody. Always an impeccable dresser, he was most comfortable in his new found vocation. “Gene”-“Hippo” began a gradual health decline in 2005, shortly after the death of his beloved spouse, Gloria M.(Cardillo) Capozzi, who passed on October 17,2004. After residing in Point of Pines for over 40 years, he sold the family home & moved with his daughter & son-in-law to their home. He is the devoted father of Mark G. Capozzi & his wife, Penelope of Derry , N.H.& Carla M. Pasquale & her husband, Stephen J. of Revere. He is the cherished grandfather of Gianna M. Pasquale of Revere & Brittany W. Capozzi of Derry, NH. He is also the dear brother of Robert Capozzi & his wife, Marion of Swampscott & the late Gilda Hourihan & Edith Kelley. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews.


Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9 Erie Dr., Suite 101, Natick, MA 01760.

 

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