Of Revere. Died on Tuesday, October 31st at the Hathorne Hill Nursing Facility in Danvers, following a long illness, she was 92 years old. Grace was born on March 21, 1931 in Boston to her Italian immigrant parents Giuseppe & Letizia (DiPierro) Capone. Grace was one of six children, who was raised in East Boston. She was educated in Boston Public Schools and was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1949. On June 1, 1952, Grace married the love of her life, John “Jack” Scopa. The couple remained in East Boston, where they began their life together and their family. Grace was a proud mother of her only child, her daughter Elaine. In 1972, Grace & her family moved to Revere. Grace later returned to the workforce, as a kindergarten teacher, for St. John’s School in Boston’s North End. She would spend the next 32 years working with young children at St. John’s. When she retired, she and her husband traveled the world extensively whether on airplanes or aboard cruise ships. Grace also treasured just sitting on Revere beach watching the ocean while enjoying a slice of pizza. She was also well known for her sewing & quilting. She would design and make many beautiful treasures for family & friends. Grace was also well known for the delicious cooking that she prepared. Grace was all about family, and she treasured her time watching her grandchildren, and later her great grandchildren, it was her happiest time in her life.
She is the beloved of the late John R. “Jack” Scopa of 62 years. The loving mother of Elaine P. Fielding & her husband Stephen W. of Middleton. The cherished Nonna of Ryan S. Fielding & wife Karen of Middleton & Stephanie E. Marchetti & her husband Matthew of Ashburnham. The treasured Mamanonna of Jack & Charlie. Dear sister of the late Mary Strahl, Ellie Kozlowski, Phyllis Longo, Angela DiFlumeri, & Ralph Capone. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grand nephews.
Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Friday, November 10th at 11 AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church 250 Revere St. Revere, Interment will immediately follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to New England Pediatric Care 78 Boston Rd. N. Billerica, MA 01802 or nepc.org. The staff of Vertuccio Smith & Vazza are most honored to have assisted the family in completing funeral arrangements.