Somerville/Medford Remembering Antonio DeVescovi

DeVescovi, Antonio Of Medford, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, August 7, 2022. He was 84.

Born and raised in Rovigno, Italy he was the son of the late Michele and Maria (Tromba) DeVescovi. Antonio immigrated to the United States at 21 years old with his family, shortly after serving in the Italian Navy. Antonio who was known as Nino to all that loved him always lived life to the fullest. He showed his children these characteristics from a very young age. He instilled a great work ethic, family values and a zest to embrace life.
He taught his children to play basketball, he built them a half court in the backyard and would challenge them to be the best they could be. The day did come where they both would beat him in a game. He was proud of his family. He loved his wife Lucy who he called Honey for 55 years. He adored his two children Lisa and Tony and was proud of their successes in life. He also loved his son in law Todd as his own son. Todd and Nino shared a bond throughout their time together, taking rides and going to lunch in Gloucester or going to his medical appointments.
Nino had a close bond with his brother John and sister Elia. He enjoyed boating with his brother, the two of them would be in Gloucester harbor fishing and laughing together. He would join his sister on a day trip to a casino with hopes of winning big. Nino loved spending time with his family including his nieces and nephews. On the weekends, you would find him watching his Italian soccer or tending to his garden where he would decorate his tomatoes with the cutest yard ornaments . Antonio biggest pride and joy was his beloved wife Lucy and his two children Lisa and Tony. They could always make him smile and laugh.Nino and Lucy traveled throughout their marriage including many trips back to Italy and as they grew older, they enjoyed the precious moments in life of going to Dunkin Donuts to get coffee and people watch.
Nino and Lisa would do humorous tidbits together. Their favorite was doing the Italian Gieco Marco Polo commercial and they would watch their TV show Two and a half men together. When his daughter was younger, he taught her to be independent. He guided and protected her while giving her the life skills she would need as a woman. As a child, they would go out on the weekends to get their chocolate frappes and go to the local home improvement store. Nino taught Lisa photography which was a hobby they shared together. Nino has pictures of his family practically for every moment which his family cherishes.
Nino loved to travel up to Maine to spend time with his son Tony. Tony and Nino would work on projects. Growing up Tony and Nino would compete in sports which gave them their special bonding moment. Tony even convinced the quiet Nino to attend a Richard Marks concert which is now one of Tony’s fondest memories. Most recently Tony and Nino were hanging up birds houses around the yard, Nino enjoyed seeing the variety of feathered friends visiting him.
Nino enjoyed his time with his Son in Law Todd whom he also called son. Todd was an intricate part of Nino’s health. They would go to all his appointments together sharing a bonding moment that Nino so appreciated. They would take day trips such as to Gloucester for a seafood lunch. Nino needed his calamari. Breakfast was another moment that they shared. They would have their best conversations at Bickfords.
Nino leaves his family heartbroken but, they will have all the moments they shared with him as comfort.
He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Lucille “Lucy” (Auterio) DeVescovi. The devoted father of Lisa DeVescovi- Mahoney and her husband Todd Mahoney of Winthrop, Tony “Antonio” DeVescovi. The cherished brother of Elia Gordon and her partner Chuck Moran of Billerica and John DeVescovi and his wife Carol of Shirley.
Loving uncle of Christine Runyan and her husband Keith, Karen Gordan, Tanya DeVescovi, Thomas Gordan Jr., James Gordan and his wife Kristin, his god daughter Michelle Baker and her husband Brian, John M. DeVescovi. Also survived by many great nieces and nephews.
Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville on Monday August 15th at 10:30AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford at 11:30. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours will be Sunday August 14th from 2:00PM to 5:00PM. Services will conclude with burial
A Funeral procession will be held at the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) on Monday August 15th at 10:30 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford at 11:30AM.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Calling Hours will be held Sunday August 14th from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.
Services will conclude with entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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