Alexander Sandy Vespaziani, of Quincy, died Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Rockland. He was 91 years old and the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Salvucci) Vespaziani. Born in Quincy on March 28, 1922, he was the loving son of the late Oreste and Nancy (Fiaschetti) Vespaziani. Mr. Vespaziani served in the United States Marine Corp. during WWII where his unit earned a Presidential Citation for their courageous actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima and he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He worked for the Veterans Services for both the City of Quincy and the Commonwealth of MA. After his retirement he did volunteer work for the Military Order of The Purple Heart and the Veterans Administration. He was a lifelong member of the Morissette Legion Post and member of the Braintree Gun Club. He enjoyed being with friends and family, reading, listening to music, painting and wood carving. Mr. Vespaziani was the loving father of John Vespaziani of Quincy and the late Paul and Danny Vespaziani. He was the dear sister of the late Sophia Rizzo. Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Johns Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Vespazianis memory to a
. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery. www.boleafuneralservices.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Oct. 30, 2013