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PHYLLIS (FALZONE) VASAPOLLI


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PHYLLIS (FALZONE) VASAPOLLI Obituary
VASAPOLLI, Phyllis (Falzone) Age 92, born Phyllis Falzone, passed away on Thursday Feb. 27th 2014. Daughter of two Sicilian Immigrants, Phyllis was born in Bostons North end in 1922 and lived a beautiful and adventurous life. She was a captain to everyone who knew her, a leader, but she was not without having a good time. Phyllis married her husband Joseph on a day that has forever lived in infamy, Dec. 7th 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. Her wedding reception was cut short, her honeymoon canceled and her husband drafted. It was WWII and she lived through it. Phyllis lived a life where she put everyone else first. She raised four children and made sure they always had everything they needed. They were never without. She was up at 4am to sell newspapers at the Maverick train station in East Boston, she was a Girl Scout leader for the Holy Redeemer Church and she was a mother. Phyllis was also on the campaign team for former Massachusetts Governor Volpe. I was told she was on the team because she brought cookies that her mother made to all the events and the governor loved them. Those who knew her had found memories of her when she was not working. There were a few places you could always find her at: the track, the beach or in the kitchen. Phyllis spent her summers in the Cape where she would spend her days on the beach digging for quahogs and clams in preparation for a night of cooking and family fun. She loved to travel and regularly visited Italy, Canada, Las Vegas, Florida, Atlantic City and many more places. She was also an avid member of the Madonna Della Cava Society in the North End and participated in the annual feast every year up until she was 89. She loved the north end, the food, the people and the feast. You could find her eating some fried calamari, eating some oysters or littlenecks or just helping out with the raffle at the base station of the Saint. They say people die twice. Once when the body dies and then again when the last person who remembers them dies. If thats true then Phyllis will live a long long time. Phyllis leaves behind many that will love her forever including her children: Catherine (Vasapolli) Ciampi, Philip Vasapolli and wife Geraldine, Michael Vasapolli and late wife Carol, Sandra (Vasapolli) Prezioso and husband Luigi. Grandchildren: Louis and Jennifer Ciampi, Joseph and Franco Prezioso; Great-Grandchildren: Arthur (AJ), Catherine, Joseph and Robbie; sister of Rosemarie (Chickie) Sorrentino and brother in law Albert Sorrentino of Revere and the late Bessie Ferrante and Bessie Falzone as well as many nieces and nephews. Phyllis died after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She lived alone after her husbands death in 1994 up until she was 90. She will not be forgotten and will be loved forever in our hearts and minds. Family and friends will honor Phyllis life by gathering Monday, March 3 from 4PM to 8PM in Vazza Beechwood Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. REVERE and again at 8AM on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to St. Marys of the Assumption Church Revere for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in her honor at 9AM, burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The family would appreciate donations made to Massachusetts, Donate by phone: 800.272.3900 or mail 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For guestbook and directions www.vazzafunerals.com Vazza Funeral Homes Revere 1-800-252-1127
Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 2, 2014
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