Dr. Joseph F. Marcantonio

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MARCANTONIO Dr. Joseph F., Dentist. Age 94 of Walpole, formerly of Roslindale, Westwood and Harwichport, passed away on February 24, 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife Clara (Itri) with whom he shared 72 years of Marriage. Born in Naples, Italy on January 9, 1921, he was one of three children of James Vincenzo and Antoinette (Pisano). He was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Boston College and Tufts University Dental School. Dr. Marcantonio served in the Army during World War II, served in the National Guard and retired as a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves. During the war he worked at MIT as a technician on the experimental radar program. He opened an office for the practice of medical dentistry in Roslindale, MA after the war and later maintained offices in West Roxbury and Harwichport. Joe was active in many groups and charities including, Sons of Italy, Home for Italian Children, Lions Club and Knights of Columbus. He authored a series of short articles about his early years in the North End of Boston in the 1920’s for the Post Gazette newspaper. Joe was on the Board of Directors at both the Roslindale Cooperative Bank and the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwichport, MA. In the 1960's Joe and his wife Clara were knighted by the Dante Aleghieri Society for their long time support and participation. His many interests included ballroom dancing, bowling and golfing. Joe's greatest passion was mushroom-picking and gave occasional lectures on micology. Often times he would combine his picking skills with a round of golf! A ball lost in the woods would often result in a healthy crop of fungi, which highlighted the many wonderful meals he loved to prepare for family and friends. "Dr. Marc" was a true people- person, known by his many lifelong friends for his humor and ability to tell jokes and stories which he shared at many special events. In addition to his wife Clara, he is survived by his children: daughter Carol M. Karcher-Wasilunas and her husband Vito Wasilunas of Walpole, MA; son Joseph F. Jr. and wife Marcia Marcantonio of Littleton, MA; daughter Sue and her husband Steve Zafarana of Norwood, MA; granddaughter Karen and her husband Kurt Sheppard; grandson John Karcher; granddaughters Christina and Carolyn Marcantonio; great-grandsons Billy Arruda, Tommy Sheppard and Ryan Karcher. He was preceded in death by his sisters Rose Sinopoli and Antoinette Benda. Late Veteran US Army WWII. Funeral from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington Street, NORWOOD, MA. Saturday February 28, 2015 at 9:00A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00A.M. in St. Timothy’s Church Norwood, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Friday February 27, 2015 from 4:00P.M.-8:00P.M. Burial with be at St. Michael’s Cemetery Roslindale MA. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. www .Krawkornackfuneralhome.Com FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED 781-762-0482

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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 26, 2015
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