Haverhill, MA — William A. Cipolla Sr., 96, formerly of Haverhill, Mass., died on August 13, 2013, at his son’s home in Berkeley Lake, Ga., where he lived for the past five years.
Born in Haverhill, Mass., on February 27, 1917, to Alessandro and Gilorma (Iannone) Cipolla, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lillian Yvonne (Genest), in 2001; daughter, Donna Mary in 1969, and son, John Brian in 1976. He was educated in the Haverhill schools, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed in the Haverhill shoe industry and later as a carpenter for Dematteo Construction Co. He was a member of the former St. Rita’s and St. George’s Parishes, and All Saints Parish.
He is survived by his two sons, William A. Cipolla Jr. and his wife, Jeanne (Galluzzo) of Seminole, Fla., and Robert A. Cipolla and his wife, Tracy (Tripp) of Berkeley Lake, Ga.; his two sisters, Lorraine (Cipolla) McClennan and Mildred (Cipolla) Maguire, both of Haverhill; his four grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Cipolla of Seminole, Kristin Rose (Cipolla) Mings of Phoenix, Ariz., Alexander Genest Cipolla of Vienna, Austria, and Elizabeth Ruth (Cipolla) Guinel of Paris, France; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on August 24, at 9 a.m., at the Paul C. Rogers Family-Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 334 Main St., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Parish at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on August 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to your favorite charity.