Anthony Evangelista Sr. a retired truck driver, passed away on
Tuesday, November 2, after a lengthy and courageous battle with
Alzheimer’s Disease. Anthony was born in Boston in 1943, the son
of Carmine and Rosina Evangelista. He was raised in East Boston
and Everett and graduated from Everett High School with the
Class of 1961. After high school, he attended Bentley College
and achieved an Associates Degree in Accounting and went to work
for RCA. Anthony enlisted in the Massachusetts National Guard
Army Reserves achieving the rank of Sergeant. Bored with working
in an office he went on to become a truck driver and joined the
Teamsters Local 25. He drove for Roadway Express until his
retirement in 2008. On November 22, 1964, he married his
sweetheart, Joan D. Ritson, and the two soon moved to Reading
where they raised their family. They shared almost 36 years of
marriage until Joans passing in 1999. Anthony placed a great
value on education and hard work. He simply dedicated himself to
taking care of his family and was proud of his Italian Heritage.
He enjoyed working in his yard, swimming in his pool and
discussions on business and politics and especially enjoyed
watching the stock market on television. He also like to travel
with his family and wife Joan whom he absolutely adored.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl A. Gleeson of Danvers,
and Rosemarie Bannon of Port St. Lucie, Florida, his sister,
Angel Tavella of Winthrop, and his grandchildren, Timothy Bannon
Jr (US ARMY), Alexis Bannon, and Laney Bannon (USAF).
Anthony was preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan, and his
son, Anthony Evangelista Jr.
Also survived by his sister-in-law Hazel Hume of Cape Coral, FL
and many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Visitation will be held Sun, Nov 7th, at the Weir-MacCuish
Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, from 4-7 with
Funeral Services at 7
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association or Building Homes for Hereos.