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Gina M. Cappello, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UMASS, Boston, died on June 1st from injuries after a tragic accident in Oxford, accompanied by her companion, Dan Sullivan, who also died as a result of the accident. She was 52. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Jean (Zappala) Campo.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. From 2000-2006 she served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University. In 2006 she embarked on a career at UMASS Boston and was eventually appointed Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at UMASS Boston in 2012. Gina lived life to the fullest. She brought joy to everyone around her and will be forever missed.
The beloved mother of Kristina and Gabrielle Cappello of Andover, she was the dear former wife of Charles “Doug” Cappello. She was a devoted sister to Pasquale Campo of Everett, Nanette Campo of Quincy, Dr. Frank Campo of the North End of Boston. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.
Family and friends visited at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. and again on Monday morning, June 6th, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Clement Church, 71 Warner Street, Medford, at 10 a.m. Services concluded with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To leave a message of condolence, please visit
Published on  June 4, 2016
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