Obituaries 08-03-2016

Eugene Capuano

Everett Attorney and former Everett City Solicitor, Alderman and City Council member

Attorney Eugene Capuano, a lifelong resident of Everett, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on July 28. He was 84 years old.

Gene was born on September 3, 1931 in Lynn, one of three children of the late Eugene and Dina (Ricci) Capuano. He was raised in Everett and was a life-long Everett resident. He belonged to special group of people– he was a triple Eagle, a graduate of Boston College High School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean War.

Gene Capuano practiced law for 56 years. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1960 and the Virgin Islands in 1992. He and his wife Edna, who predeceased him in 1999, shared their time between Everett and winters in St Croix.

He served on the Everett City Council, Board of Aldermen and as City Solicitor. Recently, Mayor Carlo DeMaria asked him to serve on the Office of Community and Economic Development as its planner. Gene was also appointed as an Assistant Attorney General by Elliott Richardson and this is where he met his wife, Edna.

Everyone who speaks about Eugene Capuano calls him a true gentleman with a brilliant mind, huge heart and beaming smile.

The loving husband of the late Edna (Gustafson) Capuano, he was the beloved brother of Norma Parziale of Everett and Anita Lamantea and her husband, George of Stoneham. Gene is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a wealth of friends both here in Everett and in St Croix.

A Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday,  at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. Arrangements are by the Murphy O’Hara Funeral Home, 519 Broadway, Everett. In Gene’s memory, contributions may be made to Everett High School Music Department, 100 Elm St., Everett, MA 02149.

John Gould

Retired CEO; past chairman of the Boston School Committee

John J, Gould of Everett and Chatham died peacefully on July 30 in New Hampshire. He was 86 years old.

John was a US Air Force Korean War veteran. He served as CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts. During his tenure as CEO, the AIM membership doubled and an insurance subsidiary, AIM Mutual was created. John also served as Chairman of the Boston School Committee while at AIM. In 1999, he transitioned from AIM to become Chairman of AIM Mutual Insurance until his retirement in 2015.

He was married to the late Mary Christine (Houlihan) Gould for more than 55 years until her passing in 2014. He was the brother of Frank Gould of Stoneham and the late James and Mary Gould, both of Everett; father to Michael Gould of Long Valley, NJ and Eileen Costa of Plaistow, NH. He has six beloved grandchildren: Emily, Andrew, Jessica, Jennifer, Hannah and Charlie and many dear nephews and nieces.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, August 4 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home today, Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. The burial in Chatham will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Children’s Trust, 55 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For directions and online guestbook please visit: jfwardfuneralhome.com

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