Gaetano J. Spezzano Sr. of Whitinsville, formerly of Upton and Roslindale, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the age of 83. Born in Newton to Charles C. and Lucy (Badagliacca) Spezzano, he was raised on the former Chestnut Hill Poultry Farm of Florence Street. Beloved husband of 64 years of Phyllis (O’Donnell), the couple settled in Roslindale to start their family before moving to Upton then Whitinsville. The loving father of Gaetano Jr., Carl, Mitchell and his wife Judy Ann (Cava) and Christine Spezzano, he was also the dear grandfather of 7: Xiong Spezzano and his wife Juana Gonzalez, Mailee Spezzano and her husband Thomas Bermudez, Robert Caggiula, Anthony Spezzano, Jessica Caggiula, Christopher Spezzano and the late Carl Spezzano, Jr. as well as great grandfather of Kitana Spezzano and Ariella Bermudez.
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Mr. Spezzano worked as a general contractor and mason for over 40 years. He loved his work and being outdoors tending to his garden. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.
A visiting hour will be held at the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St. West Newton, Friday July 26 from 11-12PM concluding with a prayer service at noon. Interment will follow at Holyhood Cemetery, Chestnut Hill.