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Gladys (Boardman) Capizzi

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Gladys (Boardman) Capizzi, who died on Sunday, February 6th at her home in Malden, surrounded by her loving family who adored her. She was 97 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed with interment in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

Gladys was born in Everett where she was raised & educated. She attended Everett High School and was married to her husband Salvatore Capizzi shortly after high school. The couple relocated to Boston’s North End where she was a proud homemaker and a devoted mother. Gladys raised her children with love & humility. She did everything for her family to be the best mother she could be. Unfortunately, due to the sudden death of her husband Salvatore, Gladys was forced to raise her seven children alone. She rose to the challenge and did her very best. Her family was the only thing that was important to her. She was a very loyal & devoted woman who carried a great deal of faith with her. She was always praying for her children, grandchildren & then later her great grandchildren & great great grandchildren. All she ever wanted was to be with her family enjoying & celebrating any holiday or occasion. Gladys maintained her home in the North End with her son Sammy, until he passed away nearly four years ago. At that time, Gladys went to live with her daughter Sonja in Malden.

She is the beloved wife of the late Salvatore J. Capizzi, Sr. Loving mother of Gladys “Joan” Green & her companion Arthur Kyriakidis of Quincy, Louise Morani & her late husband Frank of Quincy, Shirley R. Capizzi – Anderson & her companion Alan B. Segal of Revere, Gale Deuterio & her husband Paul of North Reading, Sonja Harrison & her companion James Coakley of Malden & the late Salvatore J. “Sammy” Capizzi, Jr. & Michael Capizzi. Cherished grandmother of 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren & 3 great great grandsons. Dear sister of the late Arnold E. Boardman & Kenneth W. Boardman. She is also lovingly survived by her most adored feline companion “Midnight” whom she treasured as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home


Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield

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