Uxbridge – Joseph A. Zappella, 72, of Naples, Florida and Uxbridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 in the Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Carolyn E. (Carney) Zappella.
Mr. Zappella enjoyed working many years in real estate management in New England and Florida.
He was born Dec. 23, 1940 in Milford, son of the late Battista and Mary (Pagani) Zappella and was a graduate of Hopedale High School.
Mr. & Mrs. Zappella observed their 30th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2012.
Mr. Zappella was an avid musician and singer and was a member of the Lely Resort Golf and C.C. in Naples, FL. He loved motorcycles, boating, fishing-especially quahogging, and golf. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his wife Carolyn, he is survived by a daughter Christine M. and her husband James Bates of Upton; a brother Angelo Zappella of Sun City, AZ; two sisters, Lina Fino of Uxbridge and Alba and her husband Daniel Salgueiro of Spring Hill, FL; 2 grandchildren, Jessica Bates and Jason Bates and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Frank and his wife Lee Donnesoni; a brother-in-law Matthew Fino and a sister-in-law Geraldine Zappella.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 N. Main St. (Rte. 122), Uxbridge, preceded by visiting hours from 4-6 PM in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Center, Milford Regional Medical Center, c/o Dev. Office, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757. www.bumafuneralhome.com