Alan Joseph Silipigni, age 14, died unexpectedly on November 30th. Loving son of Joseph and Pamela Silipigni of Saugus, Massachusetts. Cherished grandson of Jeanette and the late Lawrence Silipigni of Saugus, Jean and the late Alan Coffin of Wakefield. Beloved great-grandson of Helen and the late Gino DiCarlo of Saugus. Dearly loved by aunts and Uncles—David and Cara Silipigni, Larry and Kelly Silipigni, Karen and Lou Perriello, Kathy and Tom Sacco, Mary Ann and Eric Schafer. Adored cousin of Jenna, Krista, Matthew, and Elizabeth Silipigni, Michael Perriello, Kristi and Paul Lord, Carly Sacco, Erica and Brady Schafer.
Alan had a very sweet nature with a giving and generous heart. Alan was an alter server at Blessed Sacrament Church in Saugus, serving since he was just 8 years old. Alan was also a member of Boy Scout Troop #61 Saugus, where he loved camping, telling stories, and cracking jokes with “the guys”. He will be missed by all members of his troop, led by Kevin Wildman. Alan recently joined the golf team at Saugus High School where he grew to love the game of golf.
Everyone that knew Alan knew that he was the biggest sports fan in Boston! He was an avid Red Sox Fan, living on traderumors.com to make sure that he was constantly up to date (and was willing to give Red Sox management his personal recommendations). When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Alan said, with a serious face, I want to be general manager of the Red Sox. Going to Star Wars Night at Fenway was a favorite event for Alan and his family. Not to be outdone, Alan also was a member of Patriot Nation and was a huge Bruins Fan. He is famous for his Red Sox and Patriots haircuts, and was actually pictured in many local papers and even on the news!
Alan truly loved his family. He spent most afternoons with Nana Jeanette and his cousins playing with cars, Star Wars, and especially loved “movie afternoons”. Alan loved playing the piano with Nana Jean, and making “surprise bottom” cookies. Alan was lucky enough to be loved by two adoring grandfathers, Papa and Puppy. He is in Heaven right now discussing today’s Red Sox trades and muscle cars. Both Papa and Puppy had old convertible cars that Alan loved to ride in.
Alan had the bluest eyes that truly lit up a room. His infectious sense of humor brought a smile to everyone around him. He truly was full of love and those of us who were lucky enough to get to know Alan will always remember him as a good-hearted, compassionate and sweet boy and he will remain in our hearts forever.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in Alan’s name can be made to the U.S. Marine Corp’s toys for tots @ toysfortots.org
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus on Friday at 10 a.m. (MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
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