SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) – Nicola “Nick” Caputo, founder of the famous restaurant Red Rose Pizzeria in Springfield has died.
Caputo is survived by his wife Edda Caputo, his daughters Rita and Carmela, his son Tony as well as other relatives and friends.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno released a statement late Thursday expressing his condolences to him and his family.
“Mr. and Mrs. Caputo are dear friends of the family, returning to the ‘old country’ with my mum and dad, Clara and Al ‘The Barber’. From the small town of Bracigliano, Italy, Nick brought a strong family work ethic to start with a small family owned pizzeria and later create the legendary and iconic Red Rose Pizzeria.This hard work ethic was passed on to their children, Rita, Carmela and Tony.Nick still being the gentleman, never s “is never strayed from its values of family, quality food and customer service. You will be missed, my friend. Your legacy will live on through your ‘familia.'” You can hear St. Peter in Heaven say now “Wow, that’s a great pizza!” May God rest your soul, Mr. Caputo.
Western Mass News has contacted Red Rose Pizzeria for more information. We will provide final details as they become available.
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