WIlliam A. Spirito, age 87, of Tewksbury passed away on Tuesday, August 2nd, in Melrose/Wakefield Hospital. Born and raised in Medford, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Concetta (Spinetti) Spirito. William proudly served in the Army in the late 1950s, after which he worked as a barber, and later as the Shop Steward at the UPS facility in Logan Airport. William loved cigars and Amaretto, Music, golf, and watching all New England sports teams. He was also a great artist, enjoyed keeping up his garden, and loved his scratch tickets.
William was the beloved husband of the late Barbara A. (Martin) Spirito, and the devoted father of William A. Spirito Jr. and his wife Gail Sorensen of Leominster, Susan Marinella and her husband Tony of Wilmington, Robert Spirito and his wife Diane of Fremont, NH, and Nancy Murphy of N. Andover. He was the loving grandfather of Nicholas, Julie and her husband David, Francesca, Elisa and her husband Stathi, Anthony and his Fiancée Emmie, Michael, Bobby, Nicole and her husband Bob, Robbie and Liam, and the loving great grandfather of Luca, Michael, David Jr. and Elaine. William was the dear brother of Vincent Spirito and his late wife Rita, George Spirito and his late wife Sylvia, the late Josephine LaFrazia and her late husband Pasquale, and the late John Spirito and his late wife Terri. He is survived by great friends Joan and Jerry Shields, and Eleanor Huckins and her late husband Bill. William is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 441 Fellsway West, Medford, on Saturday, August 6th at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with family in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford from 9 through 11 AM. Interment will be private.