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Mazzapica, Peter

October 26th, 2010

Peter Mazzapica, age 91, of Bradford, formerly of Wilmington and Methuen, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010, surrounded by his family at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.

Born in Everett, MA, on March 1, 1919, Peter was the son of the late Charles and Philipa (Atturio) Mazzapica. Peter grew up in East Boston and was educated there.

He joined the United States Army on March 5, 1941, he was an Intelligence Observer serving in Guadalcanal and the Northern Solomon Islands. Peter received several medals and commendations for his service to the Country and was honorably discharged on September 14, 1945.

Peter married Leona M. Swed in 1946, they lived in the Boston and Malden areas, before moving to Wilmington in 1962. Peter was the past Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus in Malden. Peter and Leona moved to the Methuen in the late 1970’s and then to Bradford several years ago to be closer to family.

Peter was a hard worker. Prior to retiring, he worked as a boiler maker at the Boston Navy Yard in Charlestown and later on an Engineering Technician at AGFA Corporation in Wilmington.

Peter will be fondly remembered as good and kind man, who was very devoted to his family. He will be greatly missed.

Peter was the beloved husband of 64 years to Leona M. (Swed) Mazzapica of Bradford, devoted father of Peter J. Mazzapica & his wife Nancy of Bradford, Paul G. Mazzapica of Salem, NH, and the late Thomas A. Mazzapica, dear grandfather of Ryan Mazzapica and Jordan Mazzapica, brother of Carl Mazzapica of Woburn, Charles Mazzapica of Florida, Vera Venuti of East Boston, the late John Mazzapica and Phyllis Abate.

Family & friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Friday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment will take place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Thursday, October 28th from 6-8 p.m.

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  1. Nicole L. says:

    Mazzapica family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear family member. I hope you receive an ourpouring of support and turn to God’s Word the Bible for the best possible comfort (Psalms 34:18).

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