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John R. “Jack” Scopa, Jr.

 

John R. "Jack" Scopa

John R. “Jack” Scopa

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Service on Saturday, January 17th at 10 a.m. in St Anthony of Padua Church (250 Revere St. Revere) for John R. “Jack” Scopa, Jr. who was called home by our Lord on Thursday, January 15, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. Jack was born & raised in East Boston. He attended Boston Public Schools and like many courageous young men, he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. When he returned home from serving his country, Jack began his career as a Glazier. He would learn this trade as a young man and eventually mastered his craft, for over 46 years he worked for Brockway – Smith. During this time he would meet and marry Grace Capone, a love that would last for 62 years. The couple remained in East Boston and began their family, having one daughter, Elaine. They thrived there surrounded by family & good friends living in a wonderful neighborhood where people looked out for one another. It wasn’t until 1972 that Jack & his family moved to Revere, starting a “New Chapter” in their lives. Jack received 2 of the greatest gifts, his grandchildren, the loved them unconditionally as children & as adults. . Jack’s greatest pleasure was being a loving participant in his grandchildren’s lives. Jack appreciated the simple gifts in life, spending time with his family & playing Bocce. He was also a man of faith and a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church for over 40 years. Whenever Jack began something, he did it with devotion and whole heartedly. He is the the husband of Grace (Capone)Scopa of, whom he shared 62 years of marriage with. Father of Elaine Fielding & her husband Stephen. Grandfather of Ryan Fielding & his wife Karen & Stephanie Marchetti & her husband Matthew . He is the Great grandfather & namesake of Jack Warren Fielding. The brother of Evelyn Maragioglio & Elaine Tino. He is the son of the late Lucy & John Scopa. Also survived by several loving & caring nieces & nephews. Interment will be private Late US Navy WWII Vet. & past member of Paramount Men’s Club in East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to: The Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron St. East Boston, MA 02128.

Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Sat Jan 17th at 10 am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere.

Interment is Private

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to: The Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron St. East Boston, MA 02128.

 

 

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  1. Terry Gambardella Plant and family
    Jan 22 2015

    Chickie, Elaine and family I am so sorry to hear of Jackie passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold onto your wonderful memories, those are what is helping myself and my family during our diffficult time, and I know you will also find comfort in your memories. Love to your family

  2. Danny Strahl
    Jan 16 2015

    God Bless Uncle Jackie, Aunt Chickie, Elaine and all the rest of the family I love you all.
    Danny Strahl

  3. Elaine
    Jan 16 2015

    Dad
    I am so fortunate to have you for my father and papa to my children. Love and miss you always
    Elaine

  4. Elaine
    Jan 15 2015

    Dad, I am so fortunate to have you for my father and grandfather to my children. Love and miss you.
    Elaine

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