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Anthony Evangelista Sr.

 

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.
 

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