Attorney Bert G. Scannapieco, 75, of Falmouth died on April 23 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
The son of Gaspare A. and Josephine (DeRosa) Scannapieco, he was born and educated in Springfield, graduating from Classical High School in 1957.
He continued his education at American International College, where he earned a BA in business administration before going on to earn his juris doctor from Western New England College School of Law.
Prior to earning his law degree he served in the US Air Force.
He served as a probation officer for many years with the Springfield Superior Court system while attending night school at Western New England College.
After receiving his law degree he started and operated a private practice in Springfield for more than 40 years before retiring in 2010.
With help from others he spearheaded the creation of the criminal justice program at Springfield Technical Community College, teaching and serving as the chairman of that department for more than 40 years before retiring in 2012.
He was a member of the Massachusetts and Springfield bar associations, and was serving on the board of directors at the Old Stone Dock Association in Falmouth when he died.
Mr. Scannapieco also was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield.
He leaves his wife, Barbara A. (Wagner) Reisbig Scannapieco; two children, Stephen Scannapieco and his wife, Lee Ann Scannapieco, of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Sarah Narowetz and her husband, Ralph Narowetz, of Thornton, Colorado; two stepchildren, Eric Reisbig and his wife, Tracy Reisbig, of Wilbraham, and Dawn Reisbig of Quincy; two sisters, Carmela Goodrow and Rita Veale, both of Springfield; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are on Wednesday, April 30, from 5 to 8 PM at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 1, from the funeral home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 AM in Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut Street, Springfield, with rites of committal and military honors to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, 1601 State Street, Springfield.
Contributions in Mr. Scannapieco’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.