Gaetano “Guy” “Bubba” D’Agostino

September 14, 2006

Gaetano “Guy” “Bubba” D’Agostino
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

D’AGOSTINO, Gaetano “Guy” “Bubba” – in Woburn, September 14th. Beloved husband of Catherine T. (Leonard) D’Agostino. Devoted father of Joseph M. & his wife Linda of Wakefield, Guy S. and his wife Karen of Woburn, and Karen M. Keating & her husband Timothy “Ted” of Woburn. Dear brother of Josephine Pina and Teresa Solazzi, both of Woburn, and Joseph Perotti of Maynard. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 16th, in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. There are no calling hours. Donations may be made in Guy’s memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180. Arrangements by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Gaetano “Guy” D’Agostino, a widely known musician who was also known affectionately as “Bubba”, passed away in Wakefield early Thursday morning, September 14th, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Catherine T. (Leonard) D’Agostino for the past fifty-nine years.

Born in Monson, Mass., 86 years ago, he was the son of the late Joseph and Teresa (Mastroianni) D’Agostino. He was raised in Woburn and attended schools here, graduating from Woburn High School. A combat veteran of World War II, he served with the US Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations.

Following his honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant from the Army, he went to work as a machinist for US Gear in Woburn, a company which later moved to Wakefield. He retired at the age of sixty-five.

He and his wife Catherine raised their family in the Hammond Square section of the city. Over the years they enjoyed many vacations in the Old Orchard Beach and Lake Winnepesaukee areas.

Along with spending time with his family, his greatest love was music. A gifted musician, he was a well-known singer and bass player. His orchestra, the Guy Stevens Orchestra, played throughout the Boston area at hotels, night clubs, reunions, and weddings and was a popular fixture from the postwar years in the 40’s until the 1980’s. He was the consummate performer, in great demand as a singer and emcee, while offstage he was quiet an unassuming.

Guy was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving along with his wife Catherine are two sons, Joseph M. & his wife Linda of Wakefield, and Guy S. and his wife Karen of Woburn, a daughter, Karen M. Keating & her husband Timothy “Ted” of Woburn, two sisters, Josephine Pina and Teresa Solazzi, both of Woburn, and a brother, Joseph Perotti of Maynard.

He was also the cherished grandfather of Joshua and Jillian D’Agostino, Kaitlyn and Kelley D’Agostino, Eddie and Kevin Travers, and Tim and Chris Keating, and great-grandfather of Jack Duggan and Kyleigh Travers.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 16th, in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

There are no calling hours.

Donations may be made in Guy’s memory to Hospice Care, Inc., 41 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA 02180.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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