|Death: ||Nov. 30, 2010|
Charles "Skeets" Scioli, of Somerville, the most influential figure in New England Amateur Boxing, died Tuesday at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge. He was 97.
Skeets was born and raised in the North End of Boston and lived his life in Somerville. The son of the late Francesco and the late Rose (Luongo) Scioli, Skeets was a Plumbing and Heating Engineer for his professional life with the Portland Group of Medford for 55 years.
Skeets' life-long passion was for Boxing. After a brief boxing career, Skeets became an Administrator in Amateur Boxing earning the respect and admiration of those in boxing across the US. He was honored as Boxing USA's Man of the Century in 2000 for his dedication and service to Amateur Boxing. He held various administrative positions over 80 years with the Amateur Athletic Union and USA Boxing New England.
Over the years he mentored and encouraged many young boxers who eventually became household names, including Mickey Ward, Marvin Hagler, Tony DeMarco and Rocky Marciano. A "go-to guy" for those in need, when Skeets learned of groups of young boxers in Africa who needed equipment and supplies for their rudimentary gymnasiums, it didn't take Skeets long to get them what they needed. Even though Skeets shared his big heart with those in need locally and around the world, he was never far from his family and closest friends. Whether it be a birthday, graduation wedding or holiday, Skeets was with all those he loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Beloved husband of the late Lucy (Clemente). Devoted father of Frank and his wife Debra, Samuel and his wife Jean, Charles and his wife Mary Lou, David and his wife Ann, and the late Linda Driscoll. Father-in-law of Hank Driscoll. Loving grandfather of Frank II, Matthew, Michael, Paul, Charles, Joseph, Maria, Lucille, Anthony Scioli and Kerri Carbone. Loving great-grandfather of 14 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of the late Allesandra D'Angelo, Antonetta Centrella, Anna DiTuno, Domenica DelPonte, Carmella Maietta- Pappandrea, Frank and Alexander Scioli. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Lucy Clemente Scioli (1911 - 1996)
Oak Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 01, 2010
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