WESTFIELD – Gary F. Bevilacqua, 68, died peacefully at home on April 9, 2019 with loving family by his side. A lifelong resident of Westfield, Gary was the son of the late Nino and Marilyn (Miller) Bevilacqua. Gary was a 1969 graduate of Westfield High School, who later graduated from the University of Connecticut. He then received his law degree from Western New England, and practiced law locally for over 40 years. Most recently, he was a partner at Bacon Wilson PC of Springfield, MA. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sandra (Frantz), his daughter Tracy Gorny and her husband Eric of Avon, CT, and his son Greg and his wife Ella of Westfield, MA. He was referred to as “Poppy” by his seven beautiful grandchildren; Cole, Shaelin, McKenna, and Brynn Gorny, and Sophia, Gianna, and Nina Bevilacqua. They were his pride and joy and the kids loved spending time laughing with their “Poppy”. Gary was known for his infectious laugh and had a tremendous sense of humor. He was an avid golfer, and a huge sports fan. He loved the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins. In the past, Gary was a soccer, football, and baseball coach at the youth level. He also enjoyed playing the lottery and never grew tired of his scratch tickets. He always looked forward to his family’s annual summer trip up to Kennebunkport, Maine.
He was the oldest of five children, and leaves behind his four sisters; Gwen Camerota and her husband John, Gail Bevilacqua, Gina Bevilacqua, and Gerri-Ann Riga, and his sister-in-law Carlene Mahoney and her husband David, all of Westfield, MA. He is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:30 am in St. Mary’s Church, 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad Street from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Westfield Boys and Girls Club, 28 West Silver Street, Westfield, MA 01085 or to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. Firtionadams.com