Died on Wednesday, November 3 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, following a long illness, he was 91 years old.
Andy was a lifelong resident of Revere. He attended Revere Schools and was an Alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1948. Andy was an excellent student academically as well as athletically. He thrived in baseball and was drafted as a shortstop by the Philadelphia Phillies organization and played in the minor leagues in Georgia. While Andy was in Atlanta playing baseball, he was drafted by the United States Army, during the Korean Conflict. He served his country from 1951 until 1953, when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. When Andy returned home, he pursued to further his education at Boston College. Where earned a bachelor’s degree in 1957. Andy met and married his wife, Marie A. Sarno, in 1960 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere. The couple remained in Revere where they began their family. Andy worked for The Italian Liner as an Agent, a luxury cruise ship liner, that traveled the across the Atlantic to various ports along the coast of Italy. Andy was forced to leave his position there due to the Fuel crisis in the 1970’s. He began selling insurance for several years before taking the Director’s Position at the Revere Housing Authority in 1978. He worked for the City of Revere until retiring in 2006. Andy was a huge fan of the New York Yankee’s, mainly because of “The Yankee Clipper” Joe DiMaggio. Andy and his wife Marie both shared the love & appreciation of the legendary Luciano Pavarotti. Andy & Marie would make a point to see him live in concert whenever he was preforming. Also, whenever you went into their home Andy would prefer to have that playing in the background. Andy was also a devout parishioner and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Andy was a man dedicated to his family and hid demeanor & unwavering demonstration of love was shown every day.
He is the beloved husband of 61 years to Marie A. (Sarno) Procopio of Revere. Loving father of Diane M. DiBlasi of Clinton, & David A. Procopio & wife Kathleen Bright – Procopio of Saugus. Cherished grandfather of Kristen DiBlasi & her husband Dr. Andrew Becker of Charlestown & Washington, DC. & Ashley E. Aloupis of Saugus. Dear brother of Gloria Torre of Revere, & the late Mavoureen “Marvie” Procopio, Pauline Terranova, Jean Angeloni, Mary Alvino, Domenic Procopio, Albert Procopio, Anthony Procopio, John Procopio, & Joseph Procopio. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation 133 Federal St., 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02116.