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Charles Giaquinta

June 21, 1941 ~ April 17, 2020 (age 78)


Charles Louis Giaquinta (Charlie), 78, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Charlie was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 21, 1941. Charlie built a life in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and Naples, Florida, before returning to Winthrop, Massachusetts, in 2013, where he enjoyed many friendships as a member of the E.B. Neighborhood PACE program and the Joe Guarino-St. Lazarus Bowling League. Charlie was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was stationed in the Philippines and served as a crew member conducting salvage missions during the Vietnam War. He was a devoted fan of Boston sports teams, an avid reader, and a jazz and classical music enthusiast. 

Charlie was predeceased by his son, Evan A. Giaquinta; brother, Arthur R. Giaquinta; parents, Salvatore and Ruth (Goldstein) Giaquinta; and niece, Stacy M. Cavanaugh. He is survived by his sons, Saul P. Giaquinta (Angel), Alex M. Giaquinta (Caitlin), and Cory L. Giaquinta of Southwest Florida; grandsons Dominic J. Kepsel of Post Falls, Idaho, and Theo J. Giaquinta of Naples, Florida; sister Susan F. Cavanaugh of Haverhill, Massachusetts; sister-in-law C. Joyce Giaquinta (Arthur) of Warrenville, Illinois; nephews, grand-nephews and grand-nieces. 

Donations may be made in his memory to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund at


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