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ANTONIO CIAMPA

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ANTONIO CIAMPA Obituary
CIAMPA, Antonio Age 100, of Dorchester, formerly of Naples, Italy, Nov. 4. Beloved husband of Jennie M. (Abundo). Devoted father of Joseph G. Ciampa (BFD) & his wife Joy, James G. Ciampa & Renee Theall, all of Dorchester, Margherita Ciampa-Coyne & her husband Brian of Hyde Park and Maria Elisa Ciampa & her husband Frederick Connelly of Milton. Cherished grandfather of Antonio, Kyle, Bella, Christian, Frederick and Genevieve. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton, Fri. morning at 10:30. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Thurs. 4 to 8 PM. Antonio was born in Naples, Italy in 1912. At only age 13 he began his apprenticeship as a furniture maker. He became a master in his craft and for years owned his own business, where he was sought out for his superior work. At age 19 he became the youngest recruit of the Italian Police Force, "Carabiniere", and attended the police academy in Rome. Upon his completion, he served as a mounted police officer in his home town of Naples. During WW II he was stationed in Sardinia until its liberation by the US Army. After WW II he returned to his regular duty as a police officer and continued his furniture business. At age 40 he was blessed to meet Jennie Abundo of Boston's South End, who was visiting Italy with her family. They fell in love and Antonio came to America where he quickly became a proud American and a proud Bostonian. They raised their family in Dorchester. Antonio became a member of the Carpenters Local Union 51 and worked at Scott and Duncan, a premier woodworking shop on Dudley St. in Roxbury. He instilled his love of woodworking in his sons and continued to make beautiful furniture well into his 90's. In 1982 his beloved wife died. He has missed her for 30 years. One of Antonio's great passions was the Red Sox. He was thrilled when the team invited him to attend a game this year to celebrate Fenway's 100th birthday. Other interests included his annual wine making and tomato garden. He also enjoyed spending time in the North End and at Castle Island. He remained mentally sharp throughout his long life and closely followed national politics until the day of his death. Thanks to the care and love of his devoted children Antonio was able to die peacefully in his own home. Hewillbemissed. www.alfreddthomas.com Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton (617) 696-4200

Published in The Boston Globe from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2012
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