Of Everett. Age 98, died of natural causes on October 26, 2022 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Housein Danvers, MA. She was born January 6, 1924, in Boston’s Italian North End. The daughter of Frank and Marie (Navarro) Capra. She was a young girl during World War II, and worked long days in Herman’s Shoe Factory, stitching boot soles for the war effort. In 1944, she married Michael DeSiderio and moved to Everett, MA where she gave birth and raised her children. Genevieve is the last remaining member of her family of 9, the late Frances, Linda,Louis, Pat, Tony, John and Alfred. She is survived by her children, Carol, Deborah (Des), Michael, John, and Robert (Desi). Genevieve is also survived by her beloved niece Teri Barrasso, loving nurse and 2nd daughter, Rachel Muniz and benevolent caretaker Cindy.
Genevieve DeSiderio had an incredibly vibrant spirit that helped shape and guide the lives of people she knew. She was a very strong-willed 1st generation Italian-American who never held back when speaking her mind or sharing her wisdom. She was perpetually cooking her famous “Meatballs and Eggplant Parmesan” Genevieve, known by those who were close to her as
“Gen” was a woman who cared for many people. Genevieve was a devout Catholic all her life and said her Rosary every day. At her home in Everett, she spent many long hours at the kitchen table with coffee and cake, sometimes she’d be cutting vegetables, always talking with friends and family about her life stories, rich with sage advice that helped many overcome fears, make better life choices and find solace from their personal struggles. Genevieve (Capra) DeSiderio was a “one of a kind” woman, truly a force of nature, the epitome of “Old School” Italian style, grace, beauty and strength.
A funeral was held at the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, Everett on Monday October 31st. Services concluded with interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.