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John A. Gaspa
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Birth: May 20, 1921
Provincetown
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 2009
Falmouth
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

John A. Gaspa, 88, Provincetown
By Staff reports
Provincetown Banner
Posted Oct 08, 2009 @ 04:01 PM
PROVINCETOWN John A. Gaspa, 88, of Provincetown, died on Oct. 1 at Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth.

He was born in Provincetown on May 20, 1921, to the late John and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Gaspa. He was married to Edith (Doyle) Gaspa for many years before her death on Feb. 20, 1986.

He was a veteran of WW II. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and saw service in the Pacific during the war serving on a tank landing ship, LST-788. He lowered the ramps to allow the soldiers and vehicles to disembark. He served in Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Saipan and was honorably discharged from the service on Nov. 2, 1945.

He and his wife Edith worked at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut for many years.

They came back to Provincetown and lived there. Before his illness John worked at Duarte's parking lot on Bradford Street for many years.

He is survived by his brother George P. Gaspa and wife Elaine of Falmouth. John was predeceased by several siblings, Mary (Gaspa) Brock, Bridget (D'Avellar) Gaspa, Emanuel (Bing) Gaspa, and Elizabeth (Gaspa) McLaughlin, many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church at a later date, to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in John's name to Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & Islands, 712 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601, or a charity of one's choice. For online guestbook visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Gaspa (1893 - 1984)
  Margaret Fitzgerald Gaspa (1890 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith Doyle Gaspa (1916 - 1986)
 
 Sibling:
  Emanuel Thomas Gaspa (1919 - 1966)*
  John A. Gaspa (1921 - 2009)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body donated to medical science
 
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Apr 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51641494
John A. Gaspa
Added by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 
 
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- KAREN LOVY
 Added: May. 1, 2013

- Crystal♥
 Added: Oct. 24, 2011
Thinking of you today. Thank you for your kind and selfless gift. May you be at rest in heavenly peace John!!
- Osiris
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
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