My dear friend, Somerville’s own Joe Antonelli passed away this past week.
I have known Joe all my life. He was a talented comedian, piano player and singer and a natural entertainer. He used to play piano and sing after the annual Memorial Day parade at the Italian American War Veteran’s club on Cameron Ave when we were kids. He was one of my dad’s best friends His son Jerry became one of my dearest friends. Joe was the first person I ever saw sit down at a piano and mesmerize people by his comedic performance. Joe was an inspiration to me as a performer.He was a good man who we will never forget