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Apone, Annunziato J.

Annunziato Joseph Apone, a resident of Dedham for over 60 years, died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was 87. Mr. Apone was born in East Boston. He was the son of the late Michael and Adelina (Malzone) Apone. Annunziato is well  known as the Cobbler of Oakdale Square. He started his business in 1949 and was there until his retirement in 2002, spanning well over 50 years. He was a member of the Dedham Knights of Columbus and the VFW Jacob Jones Post 2017 of Dedham. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Margaret T. (Palie) Apone of Dedham; his children: Karen LaFrance of Dedham, David Apone of Sagamore Beach, Janice Hanrahan of Weymouth Landing, Stephen Apone of North Bend, WA  and Andrew Apone of Plymouth; his grandchildren, Rachel, Nathaniel and Nicholas Apone, Lisa Soukup, Christina and Sarah LaFrance; and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Salvatore Apone, John Apone, Thomas Apone and Flora Neri. He was the brother of the late Dominic Apone. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10 am at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St. Dedham. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 O’clock at St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St., Dedham.   Burial in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Visiting hours will be held Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Mr. Apone’s memory may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o St. Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Maria & Bruce Pirone-Pierce
    April 16th, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Auntie Margaret & Family-
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Uncle Al was so very special- so amazingly dedicated to his family and so lovingly devoted to you Auntie. He was always willing to help out, putting his own needs second, accomplishing tasks that were well beyond his years, (my Mom was always so envious!)but that was just who he was. He lived life to its fullest and kept that twinkle in his eye and that wonderful smile on his face. We will all miss him — Love to you all. Maria, Bruce & Angela

  2. Paul Colella
    April 16th, 2011 | 9:27 am

    Uncle Al was truly a lovable person. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone, never used offensive language and always willing to help you. May he rest in peace

    Paul Colella, Strongsville, OH

  3. Michele & Marie Neri & family
    April 16th, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Apone family

    Our deepest condolences to you all for no words can really express how we all feel! Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Nunzi was just such an awesome man. He was the prime example of how we all need to be regardless of the situation. May he rest in peace. God bless and be with all of you during this time of mourning .Be happy for him no more suffering.

  4. Brittany Frasure
    April 17th, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    Auntie Margaret –

    My prayers are with you as God leads you through this difficult time. I have SO many happy and wonderful memories of Uncle Al that I don’t know where to begin. He lived his life so fully and with such joy. I will always remember the holidays with extra love in my heart because of him. I love you very much.

  5. Erin De Vries
    April 17th, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    Apone Family,

    Greg and I are truly sorry for the lose of your father, husband, brother and grampy. He always made me happy even if I was feeling down in the dumps. At Seven Fishes he took the time to ask how I was doing and game me a big hug. Greg got a chance to visit with him for Christmas Eve and couldn’t say enough kind things about him. He will be missed by everyone he ever touched, which was a ton if you think about all the shoes he made and repaired. Be well. All our love, Erin & Greg De Vries

  6. April 17th, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.

    I have lived in Dedham all my life and I remember the Cobbler in Oakdale Square having been there hundreds of times. I always remember your father as a kind man and I always loved to go in their. The smell of the leather. In later years after he sold it I always ran in to him at the little store in Oakdale. I think he remembered everyone that ever had come in to his store. He was truly a gentleman and a very nice man.

  7. Christine Palie
    April 17th, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Auntie Margaret & Family –

    “Through the Silence I Send a Thousand Prayers”

    I will always remember Uncle Al’s big smile and his gentle nature. He lived as though he had a song in his heart and would make anyone who knew him feel loved, especially his family. My thoughts are with all of you sending comfort and prayers.

    Love Christine, Matthew, and Catherine

  8. Philip & Helen Ciulla
    April 17th, 2011 | 7:44 pm

    To the Apone Family

    God called upon him he suffers no more. How awesome he lived a life full of wonderful family & friends. God bless all of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    The Ciulla Family

  9. B. Scott MacInnes,
    April 18th, 2011 | 12:31 am

    I was the neighbor who grew up in the white house across the street from the cobbler shop, and considered buying the business after Al made it known that he wanted to retire. I will long remember him, and his friendly attitude toward all he met. He was a good friend. May he rest in blessed peace.

  10. The Morris Family
    April 18th, 2011 | 11:07 am

    We are so sorry and our prayers are with the whole family.

    Mike, Kim and James

  11. Kerri Walker
    April 18th, 2011 | 12:50 pm

    To Apone/LaFrance Families:

    May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. *Hugs!*

    The Walker & DiPietrantonio Families

  12. Linda Withington McGee
    April 18th, 2011 | 8:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss and the loss for all of us in Oakdale. We moved to Oakdale 60 years ago and my deceased
    brother, George, worked for Al for many years. He has always remained a friend of us all for all these years. Ready to talk of his family at any
    time and ask about ours.
    Always smiling and never forgetting any of us. He will be

  13. Bill Corley
    April 19th, 2011 | 7:57 am

    To the Apone Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Al was a great person and you were fortunate to have such a caring man in your lives. Please accept our condolences.
    Bill, Patti, William, Andrew and Janelle Corley

  14. Donna Neri-Wells
    April 19th, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    Auntie Margaret, Karen, David, Janice, Stephen and Andrew:
    I always loved visiting when we were children. Uncle Nunzi and all of you made me feel happy. My prayers are with you. I miss all of you.

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