FILIPPO ZAPPA OBITUARY – GLOUCESTER’S FIRST LOSS OF LIFE TO COVID-19

Gloucester – Filippo Zappa 85, passed away April 5, 2020 at Beverly Hospital. He was the husband of Francesca Bologna Zappa, born in Terrasini, Sicily, to the late Antonino and Rosa (Scola) Zappa.
He was a fisherman for many years in Viareggio, Italy, then later in Gloucester for the remainder of his life. Filippo enjoyed being a fisherman on the Mother of Grace, Andromeda and Carol Ann, spending time with his family, tending to his garden, and walking the boulevard with his beloved wife Francesca. He was always happy and had a smile on his face that would light up the room. Filippo will forever be missed and will always be in our hearts.
He enjoyed spending his retired years helping out his son Peter at the Causeway Restaurant. He was always that smiling face greeting the customers. We will greatly miss his smile.
We love you dad till we meet again.
Filippo leaves behind his beloved wife, Francesca, and their four children, Rosa and her husband, Gino Mortillaro, Antonino and his wife Marianti, Salvatore and his wife Jackie, and Peter and his wife, Enza. He also leaves behind many beloved grandchildren, Michael Mortillaro and his fiancée Luara DeSilva, Filippo Mortillaro, Alias Mortillaro, Jacob Mortillaro, Francesca McLaughlin and her husband James, Lia Militello and her husband Santo, Rachael Daigle and her husband Matt, Rosa Khoury and her husband, Matt, Filippo Zappa, Antonino Zappa, Lisa Blanco and her husband, David, Dakota Zappa and his partner, Kayla Harris, Matthew Zappa, Filippo Zappa and his partner, Calvin Calhoun, Salvatore Zappa, Zachary Zappa, Leonardo Zappa and his fiance, Devon Harmon, Sonya Zappa, Filippo Zappa, Monique Zappa and Peter Zappa. Filippo was predeceased by a daughter, Rosa Zappa; and his siblings, Pietro, Stephine and Vittoria.
His funeral services will be held privately, Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
To plant a tree in memory of Filippo Zappa, please visit HERE
Graveside Services to be held priavtely. A Funeral Service will be announced at a later date.

ANOTHER GREAT FISHERMAN’S WHARF DRIVE-THRU POP UP EVENT THIS FRIDAY FROM 11am to 3pm!

Drive-Thru “Pop-Up” Event – Friday 4/10/20

Scallops and Haddock landed at Fishermans Wharf

When: April 10th, 2020
Starting at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
37 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

Haddock Fillets in 2 lb. Bags
$15.00 / Bag (Only $7.50 / lb.)

Scallops in 1 lb. Containers
$15.00 / lb. (limited supply)

*Please do not walk up to the truck, we will not be selling to walk-ups while we have a line of cars to ensure safe social distancing and to be fair to those in line.

Cash Only

Please try and bring exact change to cut down on the transfer of money.
This will be set up as a “drive-thru” style pick up only. No need to get out of your vehicles. Please follow the signs and stay inside your vehicles to ensure social distancing.

Fisherman’s Wharf Drive Thru Scheduled for Good Friday

From Fisherman’s Wharf Facebook page:

Drive-Thru “Pop-Up” Event – Friday 4/10/20

Scallops and Haddock landed at Fishermans Wharf
When: April 10th, 2020
Starting at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
37 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA

Haddock Fillets in 2 lb. Bags
$15.00 / Bag (Only $7.50 / lb.)

Scallops in 1 lb. Containers
$15.00 / lb. (limited supply)

*Please do not walk up to the truck, we will not be selling to walk-ups while we have a line of cars to ensure safe social distancing and to be fair to those in line.

Cash Only

Please try and bring exact change to cut down on the transfer of money.
This will be set up as a “drive-thru” style pick up only. No need to get out of your vehicles. Please follow the signs and stay inside your vehicles to ensure social distancing.

Also from their Facebook page:

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Goodnight, Friends

It is impossible to not watch the day close and feel the sadness in the air.  So much fear and loss and heartache.  What was simply a beautiful sunset a month ago, is now the exclamation mark at the day’s end for a higher death toll and far more positive test results. My heart breaks for all of those who have lost a loved one, or who have to see the horror happening all around them. It is scary… and surreal…and overwhelming.  This type of thing doesn’t happen here. Right? Wrong.  We see it on the news in far away lands ….but, yet, now…here it is on our doorsteps.   People are afraid, and lonely, and desperate….and sick..and I so badly want brighter days for us all.   Be well, friends.

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“Simple Way To Reduce Toenail Fungus“. Is this really an article that needs to be written?

I mean if you’re 7 years old and fight your parents about taking a shower when you stink like BO maybe.

But really, you got bad toe fungus?

How bout showering more frequently, changing out your socks and shoes more frequently, using soap and a facecloth to get rid of that toe cheese?

Is this an article that needed to be written? What are we 7 year olds?

Pick up and Delivery options

Cape Ann Wellness

As we are not deemed an “essential business” we have unfortunately been forced to close down the shop front. That being said, we are trying our very best so set up pick up or in some cases delivery options. Please contact us via our facebook account, or call 978-985-4592 to inquire about these options. Additionally, stay tuned for our line of hand sanitizer and face masks! Be well!

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Live GloucesterCast 394 With GPD Chief Ed Conley, Chris McCarthy, and Joey Ciaramitaro 4/7/20

Live GloucesterCast 394 With GPD Chief Ed Conley, Chris McCarthy, and Joey Ciaramitaro 4/7/20

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Thank you to the people on the font lines of the crisis that are sacrificing being away from their families- First Responders, Health Care Workers, Grocery Store People, Truckers and anyone else sacrificing to keep things moving.

 

A SNOWY OWL COMES TO CAPE ANN PART TWO: SNOWY OWL MIGHTY HUNTER with graphic warning for very young children

Snowy Owl MightY Hunter is part two of the series A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann. The segment where Snowy is eating prey may be too graphic for very young children, so parents please preview.

Please share with friends and your young naturalists. Thank you for watching and take care

A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann
Part One

Dear Friends,

Not last winter but the winter before, an exquisite Snowy Owl arrived on Cape Ann. I think it was sometime in December we first began seeing her perched on Bass Rocks. Many of us followed her escapades daily and we took lots of photos. I was also filming her. Like many Snowies, she was tolerant of people, but I think she was especially unperturbed by humans. I also filmed other Snowies that irruptive winter, a stunning nearly all white male nicknamed Diablo at Salisbury Beach, a pretty female at Plum Island, and several males that were located at a beach just north of Logan Airport. And while filming one morning in the dunes at Crane Beach, two were having an epic battle. I was sitting super still and one of the combatants landed within several feet of where I was perched, startling us both!

About two months ago my computer crashed and I lost my film editing program and also became sick with what I thought was a cold. I had been mostly self-quarantining for a month prior to the mandated quarantine because I didn’t want any elderly friends to catch my cold. It turns out it is pneumonia. So between quarantining and learning my brand new film editing program I have made a series of short 3-5 minute films, mostly for the parents and kids in our neighborhood, and also for all our owl lovers. Hopefully, these shorts will help a bit to pass the time.

A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann is part one in the first of five episodes. Next to come is Snowy Owl Mighty Hunter.

Please share with your neighbors and Moms and Dads home with the kids. I think you will love seeing the Snowy and how beautiful, too, Cape Ann looks in wintertime. And we’ll also learn some fun facts about Snowies!

Thank you for watching and please be well ❤

Sharing Further Information from the City of Gloucester

This additional update was posted on the city’s website today April 7:

IMPORTANT NOTICE – COMPOST FACILITY CLOSED APRIL 25, 2020

Unfortunately since City buildings are closed to the public, the Compost Facility located at Dogtown will also be closed Saturday, April 25, 2020.

The City’s first Spring Curbside Collection will begin on Monday April 27 on your regular trash day.  Please have leaves and yard waste in brown paper leaf bags or loose in barrels out no later than 7am on collection day. The contractor picks up yard waste first, then dumps and then begins regular trash and recycling collection.  Please – no plastic bags!  Unfortunately brush cannot be collected curbside, just leaves and grass clippings.

The City of Gloucester continues to advance measures to limit person to person contact to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Everyone is urged to follow all the local and state guidelines and recommendations.  We all have a responsibility to do our part to keep each other and our City safe.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.  Stay well!

Update From Mayor Sefathia

Good afternoon;

The Basket Ball Hoops at The Fort Playground and Burnham’s Field are no longer useable.

The Stay Home electronic sign is at rotary. ( let’s hope people do it)
Beach Parking Lots are closed and will remain closed.
Cars illegally parked will get tickets and Vehicles obstructing other vehicles from passing will be towed.

Chief Conley will be on GMG tonight at 6:30PM emphasizing Stay Home ! etc.

Be Safe

“Ignorance doesn’t excuse Ignorant.”

THANK YOU GENEROUS GARDENERS FOR THE PANSIES OF HOPE!❤

Sunday and Monday Generous Gardeners planted pansies in pots all over Gloucester. With the help of a local grower and all the gardeners spring and hope has sprung all over Gloucester. Soon there will be tulips blooming on the Boulevard, all of these gardeners bring beauty to Gloucester, so they put on their mask and continued to bring beauty and hope that soon life will return with gratitude!❤

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