Capt. Jack's Story
Gloucester, MA - Jack Scandalito, 83, husband of Mary (Kelly) Scandalito passed away peacefully in his home Monday evening.
Born on April 14, 1934 in Gloucester, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Jennie (Ciaramitaro) Scandalito. At an early age Jack discovered his love for fishing and the ocean. If he was not at home, you could find him hanging around the wharf, where the fisherman came to know and love him. Along with the many stories he had of the old fishing days in Gloucester, he liked to reminisce about his childhood growing up on Beach Court and Pavilion beach. Jack’s livelihood was spent on the sea, most of that time aboard his two lobster boats the Dean 1 and the Dean 2. Also serving four years in the US Navy. His love for his boats and the ocean were well known by anyone who crossed paths with him. Aside from the ocean, Jack truly enjoyed taking care of his home and lawn in East Gloucester. If there was ever the perfect amount of rain or sun Jack would be the first one to tell you how beautiful his grass looked because of it. Jack lived a long life that was consistently full of love from his entire family. Although he never had any children of his own, he considered his very good friend Steve Boucher to be the son he never had and was very grateful for all their times together.
In addition to his wife, Mary, Jack Scandalito is survived by one sister, Pauline (Scandalito) Dion and her husband, Robert Dion; four sisters-in-law, Joan Scandalito, Julia Scandalito, Pat (Kelly) Ryan, wife of Bobby Ryan and Nancy (Kelly) Young. Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. And many friends throughout Gloucester. Jack was predeceased by two brothers, Daniel and Salvatore Scandalito; four sisters, Mary (Scandalito) Kirk, Rose (Scandalito) Meo, Catherine (Scandalito) Poirier, and Grace (Scandalito) Budrow. Two sister-in-laws, Betty (Kelly) Ramos and Barbara Kelly. One brother-in-law Eddie Young.
Jack’s memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish in Saint Ann’s Church, 60 Prospect Street, Gloucester, on Monday April 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. Friends and relatives are kindly invited. There are no visiting hours and his burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made under Jack’s name to the Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association, 2 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930. Please make checks out to GFWDP. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  April 12, 2018