Emelio Bosco

Obituary of Emelio Bosco

Emelio “Amos” G. Bosco, a Marine Veteran of WW II, passed away surrounded by his family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Saturday afternoon, February 21, 2009. He was 84 years old. Amos was born in the family homestead in the North End of Boston. He was the son of the late Stefano and Josephine Bosco. He was raised and educated in the North End of Boston. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in Okinawa. Amos worked for the Federal Governmant in the Federal Housing Authority and Housing and Urban Development. He had numerous real estate investment properties both in Boston and Lynnfield that he managed and maintained with his with Dorothy. . Amos was well suited for this career, because he was a “Jack of All Trades”. Amos grew up in a family and culture deep in Italian heritage. He always placed his family first in his life. He worked hard to be a good provider for his wife and his daughters. Amos was always happiest when he was surrounded by his family and that was made even more special if they were sitting around his dining room table sharing an Italian meal. He cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Amos’s other interest included the sports of horse racing and baseball. He was a life long Red Sox fan. His memory will last forever in the hearts of all his family and friends. Amos was the beloved husband of Dorothy A. (Boeri). He was the loving father of Charlotte Fitzpatrick & her husband Paul of Salem, Andrea Bingham & her fiancee Stephen Gondet of Lynnfield, and Stephanie Storella & her husband Anthony of Salem. He was the brother of Philip of Somerville, Stephen of Winchester, Jeanne Keough of Woburn, and the late John and Richard Bosco. He was the nephew of Rose Kelly of Somerville. He was also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and newphews. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington ( exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield at 12:30 p.m. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Memorials in Emelio’s name may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Veteran of WW II The Daughters Eulogy for their Dad How does a man accomplish having three daughters who absolutely adore him and believe at the same time each one was his favorite? It occurred to the three of us that we never had to compete for his love and adoration because we all knew that somehow he managed to make each one of us feel like we were his favorite daughter. He loved to tell us when we were alone with him, “hey,” you know you’re my favorite” and managed to follow through with this term of endearment his whole life. One day at a family event, one of us gave him a gift tagged, “your favorite daughter” and it was the first time he was ever at a loss for words. He was funny, handsome, and he was strong and we know this because he never hesitated to show us his muscles and comment how boys better behave around us or they would have to answer to him! He lived for his family and was so proud of his girls no matter what we did and if we slipped up on occasion it was punishment enough to know that we may have disappointed him. He taught us the virtue of unconditional love that ultimately shaped our lives. How fortunate we are in our middle years to have had him all this time. He was a dedicated, loyal, and passionate man when it came to the family; a dad who built strength, confidence, compassion and self esteem in each of us that trickles down to the next generation. He was a good son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. He had respect for every person, a peasant or a president. He was never concerned with status. He loved our mother, which is the greatest gift a father can give to his children. They were partners and best friends married for 62 years. You never saw one without the other and they were constantly engaged in conversation and laughter. Although he was the anchor in the family, he let our mom think that she ruled the roost. He loved her cooking . They were a rare twosome, more like sweethearts on a date than the traditional married couple. Mom will dearly miss the love of her life. Anything said seems an inadequate expression of what we feel in our hearts at the loss of such a wonderful dad. Your struggle is over after many long years of pain and confusion and through it all, you persevered with dignity and grace. Like a circle that has no end, our love for you is endless.
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