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Eugene A. Caponigro died on Saturday, December 17, following a lengthy illness at the Jeanne Jugan Nursing Home (Little Sisters of the Poor) in Somerville.

Eugene’s parents immigrated from Campagna, Italy in the Salerno region, and he was born and raised in East Boston. He was a 1942 alumnus of East Boston High School. Shortly after graduating in February of 1945 he joined the U.S. Army during WWII and served until February of 1947 as a Corporal.

He began a career with the U.S. Postal Service in late 1947 as a letter carrier in the downtown Boston area and then the Everett area. He retired in 1989 after 42 years of service.

A dashingly handsome gentleman, he would marry the beautiful Margaret "Margie" (Bagley). They had three devoted and adoring sons. The couple lived in East Boston for several years before moving to Swampscott. He later would live in Revere for over 20 years. Mr. Caponigro was a long-time member of the D.A.V. and The Lynn Italian-American Citizens' Club.

He was the devoted father to Philip A. Caponigro of Essex, Mass., Joseph S. Caponigro and his wife, Kelly, Carlo E. Caponigro and his wife, Francesca, all of Swampscott. He was the proud grandfather of Joseph M. Caponigro and his wife, Brittany of Swampscott; Katelyn Caponigro and her fiancee, Andrew Gillis of Laguna, Cailf.; Gina M. and Natalie A. Caponigro, both of Essex, Mass.; Jaymie and John-Joseph Caponigro, both of Swampscott. He is also lovingly survived by his great-grandson, Joseph Carlo Caponigro; his former wife, Margaret "Margie" (Bagley) Caponigro-Chiaraluce of Lynn; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. He was the dear brother to Paul S. Caponigro of Revere and the late Aida "Ida" Caponigro, Joseph, Americo, and Liberto Caponigro and Robert Cappy. The family find it almost impossible to express their immense gratitude to the Little Sisters of the Poor and their extraordinary staff for the care and attention rendered Eugene.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, December 21, from 4 to 8 p.m in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere. Mr. Caponigro's funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, December 22, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02146. Please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com.
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