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Frank P. Cavatorta

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.

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