Frank P. Cavatorta,
95, of Cable Gardens, Ipswich, husband of the late Josephine V. (Capobianca)
Cavatorta, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 in the Seacoast
Rehabilitation Center, Gloucester following his brief illness.
Born in Framingham
September 24, 1915, son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Lapradi)
Cavatorta, he was raised in Somerville, a graduate of Somerville
public schools. Entering the Army in 1941 he served with the Troop F
121st Calvary in Europe, seeing battle action in Northern France,
Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Following his honorable
discharge he returned to Somerville. Marrying in 1946, the
Cavatortas made their home in East Boston and for thirty-seven
years in Revere. For several years he owned and operated an
Atlantic service station in East Boston and for many years he was
employed as a driver by Abbott Tool Rental of Boston from which he
retired. 1991 when the Cavatortas moved to their Great Neck,
Ipswich summer home. In retirement he worked part time at an East
Boston Gibbs station.
Mr. Cavatorta was an
avid fan of professional New England sports teams. He most enjoyed
his time with family in his Ipswich home. He was a communicant of
Our Lady of Hope Church.
He is survived by
his a son, Richard Cavatorta of Ipswich; five grandchildren, Edward
Cavatorta of Georgetown, John Cavatorta and Cindy Cavatorta both of
Haverhill, Linda Cook of Rowley and David Cavatorta of Ipswich,
eleven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a
daughter-in-law, Veronica Cavatorta of Ipswich and many nephews and
nieces. He was the father of the late Edward Cavatorta, formerly of
Ipswich, and brother of the late Paul and Albert Cavatorta both of
Lexington and Anna Russo of Moody, Maine.
His funeral service
with Army Honors will be held Friday, June 3, 2011, 11 am graveside
in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in
his name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, Box 873, Ipswich,
MA 01938. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.