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Joseph D. “Joe Gans” Capuano, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, December 14th, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., for Joseph D. Capuano, Jr., who died on Monday, December 9th, surrounded by his loving family at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers following a 2 year battle with Lung Cancer, he was 80 years old. A Funeral Service will take place in the funeral home, immediately following the visitation at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be Private.

Joe was born & raised in Everett. He was educated in Everett Public Schools and was an alumnus of Everett High School, Class of 1957. Shortly after high school, he joined the U.S. National Guard, where he served his country during “Peace Time” for several years. Joe later moved to East Boston, where he settled for several years. He soon married the love of his life, Leona. In 1967, the couple moved to Revere where they remained & raised their only child, William “Billy”. During this time Joe began a career with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer. When Joe retired as a corrections officer, he began to work at Revere Police Station, as a custodian for several years. Joe also worked at the former Nautilus Plus, currently Joe’s Gym opening the gym and working the front desk, for almost 15 years until he was forced to stop working due to his declining health. He was always into physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. Joe was a man of few words; he chose his words wisely and used them in a way to get his point across.

He is the devoted & beloved husband of 52 years of marriage to Leona T. (LaCorte) Capuano of Revere. The loving & proud father of Revere Firefighter William J. Capuano & wife Nancy P. of Marblehead. The cherished grandfather of Livia. He was the dear brother of the late Timothy, Albert & William Capuano. Devoted son of the late Joseph D. Capuano, Sr. & Rita (Hooley) Capuano. He is also lovingly survived by several cousins, extended family & friends.


Visiting Hours

Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 14th at 3:15 p.m. in the funeral home


Will be Private

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. Lori A DeLosSantos
    Jan 6 2020

    I was so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was the kindest man. He never really talked. I remember one day he needed to have something faxed and he came over to ask me, and I was shocked that he knew my name because we really only said hi. From that moment on, we did become friends. He would always come over to say Good Morning and to see if there was anything that we needed. And if I did something for him, he could never say thank you enough. I can still hear his voice saying thank you. I am so grateful I got the opportunity to meet him and to be able to call him my friend.

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