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Mr. Gino Aspesi, 94, of Pigeon Cove, passed away Monday morning at home with his loving family at his side. He was the devoted husband to wife, Doris E. (Dagley) Aspesi, with whom he shared 73 years of marriage.
Gino was born December 24, 1921, in Pigeon Cove, son of the late Gaetano and Josephine (Morosi) Aspesi. He was a graduate of Rockport High School, Class of 1939. He played Rockport High School Baseball as Captain and also played on the town team for many years. He was a lifelong resident of Pigeon Cove.
He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard.
He worked for First National Stores as a manager for over 40 years until his retirement. After retiring, Gino loved repairing and tinkering in his garage and was always able to repair almost anything. He loved his home. He treasured and took great pride in his family and so enjoyed and adored his great grandchildren. Gino was a quiet and most gracious man. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He was a life member of the Rockport American Legion and the Gloucester Elks.
He is survived by his greatest legacy which was his love of his family. In addition to his devoted and loving wife, Doris, Gino is survived by his two sons, Robert Aspesi and his wife, Lyn, and James Aspesi and his wife, Janice, all of Rockport; his loving grandchildren, Wayne and Linea Aspesi, Brian Aspesi and his girlfriend, Regan Moore, J.D. Aspesi and his wife, Roseanne, and Angie Joy Nicastro and her husband, John; his cherished great-grandchildren, Hannah Grace and Emma Hope Aspesi, Jordan Peter and Ella Joy Nicastro, and Emily Caisse. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Aspesi, and his step great-grandson, JJ Nicastro.
The family is grateful to Hospice Care for their care and compassion and most helpful guidance.
In honoring with Gino’s wishes, funeral services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Gino’s memory be made to the JJ Nicastro Foundation, c/o Institution for Savings, 4 Parker St., Gloucester, MA 01930. For online condolences and register book, please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.
Gloucester Times
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