Real estate career spanned over 40 years

Published October 31, 2018

LYNNFIELD — Sophie M. D’Apice, 85, of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, died on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Boston on July 20, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Teresa (Conzo) Caso.

Mrs. D’Apice was raised in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School. She married her high school sweetheart, the late Andy D’Apice, and they moved to Wakefield where they raised their family. While her husband served in the Coast Guard, Mrs. D’Apice took classes and worked as a stenographer. She also enjoyed a career in real estate that spanned more than 40 years; 35 of which she spent at Century 21 Greers in Wakefield. She was a member of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors. Mrs. D’Apice loved to travel and she and her husband took many trips to Europe, especially enjoying time in Italy; they also spent their winters in Naples, Fla. Above all, she cherished her role as a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.

She was the beloved wife of Constantino “Andy” D’Apice, with whom she shared 55 wonderful years of marriage. She was the loving mother of Mark A. D’Apice and his wife Phyllis (Fabiano) of Sparks, Nevada; and Dayna A. Roberto and her husband Mark of Lynnfield. She was the cherished sister of Rita DiLibero of Wakefield, Joan Marinello of Saugus, Sally Semertgakis of Everett, and the late Salvatore Caso and Connie Capone. She was the adoring grandmother of Andrew D’Apice and his wife Ashlee; Christopher D’Apice and his wife Alicia; Thomas D’Apice and his wife Lauren; Kimberly D’Apice; and Alexa Roberto and Nicholas Roberto. She was the great-grandmother of Alex, Anthony, Ava and Scarlett D’Apice.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield was prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Citizens Scholarship Foundation, Inc., c / o The Andy D’Apice Fund, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880. Interment took place in Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.