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Andrew J. “Andy” Procopio, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attended Visiting Hours on Saturday, November 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) Revere for Andrew J. “Andy” Procopio, Jr.  who died on Wednesday, November 3rd at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, following a long illness, he was 91 years old. A Funeral Mass will be in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12:00 pm., followed with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett.

Andy was a lifelong resident of Revere. He attended Revere Schools and was an Alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1948. Andy was an excellent student academically as well as athletically. He thrived in baseball and was drafted as a shortstop by the Philadelphia Phillies organization and played in the minor leagues in Georgia. While Andy was in Atlanta playing baseball, he was drafted by the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict. He served his country from 1951 until 1953, when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. When Andy returned home, he pursued to further his education at Boston College. Where earned a bachelor’s degree in 1957. Andy met and married his wife, Marie A. Sarno, in 1960 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere. The couple remained in Revere where they began their family.  Andy worked for The Italian Liner as an Agent, a luxury cruise ship liner, that traveled the across the Atlantic to various ports along the coast of Italy. Andy was forced to leave his position there due to the Fuel crisis in the 1970’s. He began selling insurance for several years before taking the Director’s Position at the Revere Housing Authority in 1978. He worked for the City of Revere until retiring in 2006. Andy was a huge fan of the New York Yankee’s, mainly because of “The Yankee Clipper” Joe DiMaggio. Andy and his wife Marie both shared the love & appreciation of the legendary Luciano Pavarotti. Andy & Marie would make a point to see him live in concert whenever he was preforming. Also, whenever you went into their home Andy would prefer to have that playing in the background. Andy was also a devout parishioner and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Andy was a man dedicated to his family and hid demeanor & unwavering demonstration of love was shown every day.

He is the beloved husband of 61 years to Marie A. (Sarno) Procopio of Revere. Loving father of Diane M. DiBlasi of Clinton, & David A. Procopio & wife Kathleen Bright – Procopio of Saugus. Cherished grandfather of Kristen DiBlasi & her husband Dr. Andrew Becker of Charlestown & Washington, DC. & Ashley E. Aloupis of Saugus. Dear brother of Gloria Torre of Revere, & the late Mavoureen “Marvie” Procopio, Pauline Terranova, Jean Angeloni, Mary Alvino, Domenic Procopio, Albert Procopio, Anthony Procopio, John Procopio, & Joseph Procopio. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation 133 Federal St., 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02116.


Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, November 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 13th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Entombment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett (Versailles Mausoleum)


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  1. Mary Brophy Renehan
    Nov 11 2021

    Dear Marie, My condolences to you and your family. I read of Andy’s death in the GLOBE and just wanted to send you my sympathy and prayers. Although I did not really know him, from reading his obituary I can see that he was a a very interesting and beloved man. I am sure you will miss him.

    Reading that you were married for 61 years was amazing. Where does time go? My own husband died last year but we were only married for 58 years. Our years at Emmanuel seem so long ago!

    Best wishes and love to you. Mary Brophy Renehan

  2. Cerrone
    Nov 9 2021

    On behalf of the Cerrone family we offer our sincerest condolences. My dad (Dunna) loved Andy and spoke about him after his death in the dearest of terms. God rest his soul and may he Rest In Peace.

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