OBITUARY

Gerald Mario Carpinella, Jr.

June 26, 1933September 27, 2020

LYNN—Gerald Mario Carpinella, Jr., age 87, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann (Fuller) Carpinella.

Born in Lynn, MA on June 26, 1933, he was the son of the late Gerald M. Carpinella, Sr. and Mary (Moleti) Carpinella, and brother of the late Gloria Carpinella Kallelis. Jerry graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1951 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1953 during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955 and started his career working for the Railway Express until 1975. Jerry obtained his Associates Degree late in life at Newbury College and began his next career as a health inspector with the City of Lynn. Jerry was later appointed as the Lynn Health Department Director, retiring in 2004.

Jerry grew up on Summer Street in Lynn in an area called “the brickyard” where he made lifelong friends. He was a parishioner at St. Francis most of his life and became very involved in many church activities. He truly enjoyed helping others in any way he could. Jerry was a huge jazz enthusiast and attended live performances often with his fellow music lovers. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always found something to laugh about, and was never short on jokes at the dinner table every night. Above all else, he loved his family and spent most of his free time visiting with his kids, grandkids and friends, eating pizza at Prince, lounging in the sun wearing his favorite blue jeans and scratching lottery tickets. In the end, he did it his way - Sinatra.

Surviving Jerry are his four beloved children, Michael Carpinella and his wife Colleen of Stoneham, Gina Navaroli and her loving partner J.J. McManus of Lynn, David Carpinella and his wife Jennifer of Wilmington, and Paula Carpinella and her loving partner Salvatore Airofarulla of Nahant; his six wonderful grandchildren, whom he loved dearly, Daniel and Alyssa Navaroli, Gabrielle, Francesca, Christian, and Matthew Carpinella; his brother-in-law Nick Kallelis and his four nieces, Karen, Lisa, Cindi, and Kris, as well as many other dear relatives and friends.

Arrangements: At the request of the family, a celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at a later date, when all are able to gather and share memories. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jerry’s honor may be made to either Hospice of the North Shore, Kaplan Family Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or to the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea.

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Paula Carpinella

October 1, 2020

Love is the most wonderful emotion ever, making it's loss the most painful...another of life's ironies.

I can’t believe I will never see you again. I’m broken.

I love you dad.
You always had my back.
You’ll always have my heart. ❤️

Denise Tyler

September 30, 2020

I only met Mr. Carpinella a few times but I do know his loving daughter Gina. I scrolled through the pictures that the family shared of their Dad and it shows in every one of them what a loving family man he was. They also show how loved he was! Prayers, strength and peace to all of his loved ones...❤️ May he rest in the arms of our Lord.

Paul Perakis

September 30, 2020

We were neighbors from English High school. You were always smiling and wonderful family man. May your memory be eternal Mr. Carpinella ! Love In Christ, Paul C. Perakis

CARMEN KALLELIS

September 30, 2020

I know how much you meant to my husband, Nick. He considered you a brother. I've heard so many stories from him about your younger days I feel like I've known you since 1953. Your memory will be eternal.

Gina Navaroli

September 29, 2020

My Dad😢🙏🏻💙

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