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Thomas J. Cappello, Jr.

Weymouth, Thomas J. Cappello, Jr., age 73, of North Weymouth, died peacefully, Monday, June 19, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born in Boston’s West End to the late Thomas and Pearl (Dellelo) Cappello. He was raised and educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1961. He had lived in Weymouth for most of his life.

Tom was proud to have served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.

He was a truck driver for Parker Express in Avon for thirty-five years. After retirement, he worked for T.A. Iaria Corp. of Hingham for many years. They were his second family. He loved going to work and enjoyed many friendships there.

Tom enjoyed traveling and getting together with friends. He was an avid Boston sports fan. He enjoyed caring for his beloved dog, Pappi.

Tom was dedicated to his family and especially enjoyed supporting the activities and accomplishments of his grandchildren.

Beloved husband for forty-eight years of Carole A. (Colburn) Cappello.

Devoted father of Jason M. Cappello, Detective, Weymouth Police Dept. and his wife Stacey of Braintree, Jennifer A. Wagner and her husband John of Lawrence.

Loving grandfather of Brianna Marion Cappello, Anthony Thomas Cappello, Jenna Carole Wagner, and Jillian Helen Wagner.

Dear brother of Rita Gaughan and her husband James of Braintree, Michael Cappello and his wife Wendy of South Weymouth.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Saturday, June 24th at 10 a.m. Reverend William C. Harding III will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Friday 4-8 p.m. Interment with military honors in North Weymouth Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Beat Nb, P.O. Box 850804, Braintree, MA 02185 or Boston Children’s Hospital, c/o Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301.

Tom will be sadly missed by all those whose hearts he touched.

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July 1, 2017
I just found out about toms passing so sorry for your loss,i knew Jason as a kid and always saw tom and Carole,and Jennifer,he was a very nice man I would see him from time to time when I would visit relatives in weymouth

~ Richard Eaton


June 29, 2017
We love you Tommy,P.S. wasn't the same without you. We left you a little something in the trout fountain pond. No, Cindy wasn't looking! We'll never forget you and all the laughs with you & Carole.

~ JoAnn & Bill


June 26, 2017
I have been working with The Iaria's in business for 25 years. I have known Tom thru my work since he began working with Tom Iaria many years ago. My condolences go to Toms wife and family. Tom was one of the kindest and considerate people that I've had the pleasure of knowing. He is a man that, I'm sure will be sadly missed, certainly by me as well as many, many people. God bless him.

~ Bob Gabriel


June 25, 2017
"He Was A Man, Yet Full Of Grace, A Look Of Youth, Upon His Face A Sense Of Innocence In His Eyes Yet Because Of His Years Wise A Thorough Knowledge He Possesed Of Himself, Which He Was Blessed Not Always Right, Sometimes Wrong Yet Cheerfully He Went Along Living As He Alone Must Live Giving What He Alone Could Give A Gentle Man, Amongst Us Came Tommy Cappello Was His Name.. We remember the Summers, and Holidays spent with Uncle Tommy and Carol of being some of the best memories of a lifetime. Uncle Tommy, was someone we always looked up to, with the hopes of being like him someday. So glad we had the chance to spend time with Tommy, and Carol, and enjoyed their visit when they came to see us. Tommy kept us laughing the whole time, as we enjoyed listening to him tell stories, in a way only he could. We will miss him, and our thoughts are with Carol and the family. Love Rod Meg, Brian and Sharon

~ Rod and Meg Harrington


June 23, 2017
Tom you were a ray of sunshine in the lives of all who are blessed to have known you. You were an extraordinary mentor to all us "kids" in youth group throughout the years. You made such a difference. Thank you beyond words for that! We love you & will greatly miss you. You are in our hearts now & forever. My thoughts & prayers are with your family. Rest In Peace Tom.

~ Dottie Antoniazzi


June 23, 2017
I will never forget you ,you were my world . You left us too soon and I hope and pray you know how much I loved being your daughter. You made me what I am today . I loved being daddy's little girl. My children cherished you . My husband admired you. I wish I could've made everything better , I've never seen anyone fight so hard . You were amazing through this awful journey . Please watch over mom and help her through this. You are one of a kind. I still want my implants you promised. I love you daddy Always and forever . Nite Now 😘

~ Daddy's little girl Jen cappello wagner


June 23, 2017
You will be so missed. We are so glad for all of the time that you were able to spend in Vermont with us. You made us laugh. Love Carol and George

~ Carol Mowery


June 22, 2017
Tommy T--- you know the rest. There aren't enough words to tell you how much you have have meant to me and my entire family. The most lovable, caring giving man ever. I will always remember our times together and those great hugs you gave me ( with a little extra that came with them). Please watch over us all especially your grandchildren. Give my grandfather a hug for me. Love you Papa❤️❤️❤️

~ Tammy Goodhue


June 22, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Carole, Jason, Jenny, Rita, Michael and your entire family. Tommy, you knew how to light up a room with your bright smile, wit, and overall humor. We spent so many great times with you during the Holiday's. But you were also a very thoughtful and compassionate person as well. May God bless you and your family With Love, Linda and Bruce Brunelle

~ linda brunelle


June 22, 2017
Tom (papa) you will be greatly missed, family holidays will feel so different without you. You have touched so many lives, including Lilianahs or as you would call her Lilianah ahaha!!! She always looked forward to seeing you. I Thank you & Carole for always treating her as one of your own grandchildren ( it means more then you'll ever know) ! We will miss you, but like Lilianah said you are now our angel watching over us! Love you always!!

~ Sara Goodhue & Lilianah Sinclair


June 22, 2017
Rita and Michael and family. So sorry for this terrible loss. Love you all. Cathy, Ron and Billy H.

~ Catherine Travers


June 22, 2017
So many fond memories of Tom and Carole. Deepest sympathy to Carol, Jason, Jen and the kids. Sad beyond words.

~ Catherine Travers


June 22, 2017
Oh what memories of the times the four of us had... dinners (including Carole's magnificent meals!), dancing, outings to the Maine coast and museums, and laughs. I could always depend on you to keep me in stitches. My life has been richer for knowing you for 50+ years. You will be dearly missed my friend! May your wonderful family find peace in your memories. xo

~ Meredith Perkins


June 22, 2017
Although we only had the chance to meet and speak briefly Aaron and I thoroughly enjoyed your company and conversation. The flood of genuine salutations from friends and family speaks volumes of your character and I only wish we could have spent more time with you. Veteran to veteran I say Godspeed....until Valhalla.

~ Scott and Aaron Tisdale


June 22, 2017
Fifty years goes by in a flash, Tom. When we met at the Shipyard back then, two Vietnam-era vets just out of the Army and trying to figure out how to make a living and live a life, I knew you would be a life-long friend. You had me laughing then, and kept me laughing all along the way. Saturday night dinners at Bert's in Plymouth, dancing and drinks upstairs, and then Chinese food on the way home, you and me, Meredith and Carole, we lived it up and lived it well. Get togethers on the Maine coast in the later years, discovering Rockland isn't 30 minutes from Portland, and laughing all the way, we had good times and good memories. I love you and I will miss you, brother. Have a safe journey across the river, I'll catch up with you on the other side.

~ Stephen Perkins


June 21, 2017
I am honored to be able to call you dad for as long as I have , you are one of the strongest ,loving and caring men I've ever had the pleasure of being close to,you have the light of the world in your eyes and the ability to carry the weight of the world in your hands , you have been the greatest husband to mom ,the best brother your family could ask for and there are no words to express what you mean as a dad to jen and Jason , as my farther in law well I'll just say I have always considered you a second dad , now you can rest knowing everything will be ok , my promise to you is the same it was when I asked for your daughter's hand in marriage ! To love her, to protect her and to always respect her , this I promise you until the end of my days ! Rest easy dad. Night now , till we meet again

~ John jen jenna Jillian wagner


June 21, 2017
From Gettysburg to Quebec and Bar Harbor to Bermuda, we tripped the lights fantastic. Thank you for making our lives richer at shows, playing whist, dressing up for Halloween, trips to Vermont and most of all finding the Blue Hubbard squash. You will always be our dear friend. P &G

~ Pat and Gerry


June 21, 2017
Our lives are blessed to know Tom. He will be missed and loved always. My Sympathy to the Cappello Family...

~ Kim Neal (Antoniazzi)


June 20, 2017
You were our shining light Tommy. You had the greatest sense of humor and you loved to tease me. I always loved that. I am going to miss you but I'll have you in my heart forever. Rest now my dear brother and until we meet again. I love you. Night now!!

~ Sister


June 20, 2017
Tom was truly just a great person. He touched everyone he met in some way. He will be miss by many tremendously. ❤

~ Jen Townson


June 20, 2017
"NIGHT NOW" My Dad, my best friend, my best man. You can not imagine how many lives you have influenced over the years! Everything that I have accomplished in my life, is because of you. You always taught me to work hard, enjoy life and to always remember "FAMILY FIRST". We will certainly be together again someday! Just make sure the Sambuca is in the freezer and the beers are on ice, and Nana has the meatballs and gravy ready!! WE LOVE YOU! Jay, Stacey, Brianna, Anthony and Chara

~ Jason Cappello


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