Gino C Federico passed away on May 1, 2020 at the age of 71 after losing his 4 month battle with cancer. Gino was born in the North End in Boston, lived in Dorchester, married and resided in Westwood, MA to raise his family. Once his kids were grown, Gino and his wife Dottie found their piece of paradise on Sanibel Island, Florida where they have resided for over 20 years.
Gino graduated Don Bosco High School, the Franklin Institute of Technology and also received his Bachelor's degree from Boston University. However, Gino's passion was and always will be music. He proudly owned and opened Walpole Music in 1971 where he had the opportunity to meet and connect with so many people that had the same love of music. He was a band member of Four's a Crowd where he began honing his craft entertaining many through birthday, wedding and anniversary celebrations.
After moving to Florida full-time Gino continued to entertain people. He was well recognized at many places on Sanibel/Captiva Islands and South West Florida including The Mucky Duck Restaurant, Island Cow, Captiva Cruises on The Lady Chadwick, and the Big Arts Island Jazz Band where he was a constant figure on Sundays. Gino took advantage of an opportunity of a lifetime as a musician on Carnival Cruise Lines where he was able to captivate 10's of thousands of people with his musical talent. When not playing music, you would have found Gino boating, playing mind puzzles, golfing, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Gino is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dottie Federico, his daughter Corinna Gallo and husband Dan of Norwood, MA, his son Michael Federico and wife Kathleen of Douglas, MA, his grand-daughters Julia and Isabella Gallo of Norwood, MA, his brother Nino Federico and wife Grace of Westwood, MA, his sister-in-law Joanna and husband Alfonso of Ft. Myers, as well as many nieces, nephews and beloved friends. He was the loving son of Alfredo and Enrichetta Federico and son-in-law to Paul and Virginia Cambria, all predeceased.
Due to the current events, there will be no service at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to :
St. Jude Research Hospital
F.I.S.H. of SanCap
2430-B Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
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