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DR. PETER L. SAPIENZA


1918 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
DR.  PETER L. SAPIENZA Obituary
SAPIENZA, Dr. Peter L. Age 94, died on Saturday June 8, 2013, in the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of the late Maria L. (Trunfio) Sapienza who died in 2005. He was born on June 10, 1918 on Prescott Street in Everett and was the son of the late Peter and Mariannina (Marano) Sapienza. Dr. Sapienza was a graduate of Harvard University class of 1939 and Boston University Medical School class of 1943, Cum Laude. He had his own private practice in Malden, specializing in Internal Medicine for over thirty-five years and was past Chief of Staff of Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett and past president of Boston University Medical School Alumni Association. Dr. Sapienza was a U.S. Army WW II veteran and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He also was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Italian American Society. He is survived by his three sons, Peter Sapienza and his wife Barbara of Sausalito, CA, Robert Sapienza and his wife, Roberta of Topsfield, Stephen Sapienza of Medford and Paul Sapienza of Boston; seven grandchildren, Peter, Elisa, Christopher, Deborah, Paul, Jr., Maria and Corey; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Marguerite Cleveland of Newton and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother, Louis Sapienza and his sisters, Josephine Manzi and Lelia Sapienza. A funeral Mass for Dr. Sapienza will be celebrated on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 114 High St., Medford at 9:00 AM. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in the Beals-Geake Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Ave, MEDFORD from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends are welcomed to attend. Interment with military honors will be held in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the American Red Cross, Blood Program, 180 Rustcraft Rd., Dedham, MA 02026. For additional information and to send online condolences, please visit, www.magliozzifuneralhome .com.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 11, 2013
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