Gilbert C. Schiappa, 78, of Hudson & St. Cloud, FL

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Gilbert C. SchiappaAug. 11, 1945 – June 2, 2024

Hudson, MA /St. Cloud, FL – Gil Schiappa, born on August 11, 1945, passed away peacefully June 2, 2024 in St. Cloud, Florida, after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family and cherished pets.

Son of Nicholas and Caroline Schiappa of Hudson, Ma, Gil was a graduate of Hudson High and owner of Gil’s Barber shop (later named Sereni).

He is survived by longtime partner Jean Uttero of St. Cloud, Fl, his son Nick Schiappa and his wife Amanda of Marlborough, Ma, his brother Michael Schiappa and his wife Daughn of St. Cloud Florida, his sisters Jean Graves, of Charlton, Ma, and Margaret Murphy and her Husband Donald of Provincetown, Ma and his granddaughter Monica. Gil also had many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, including the Burgess family, that will celebrate his life eternally. He was predeceased by his wife Linda Schiappa (Hurley) of Hudson, Ma, his brother Nicholas Schiappa, and sisters Antoinette Bishop and Julia Sedore.

Gil grew up with an amazing family on Carter St in Hudson, a town he loved, cherished, and made many genuine efforts to give back to. He was a barber/stylist and owned his own business for 50 +years. He savored the opportunities and connections his business partners and clients, who sat in his chair, gave to him. After retirement, social media kept him connected to his colleagues and friends and he took great interest in their successes. He embraced moments that allowed him to reach out and reconnect.

Gil never took his good fortune for granted. He shared many stories with his family and friends. These stories and experiences created alliances among people, and knowing Gil Schiappa was a special bond his family and friends share. He had much love for his family, golf, gardening, traveling, coworkers, employees, and customers. Gil loved the arts, small businesses, the underdog and Hudson Main St.

In the past, Gil’s experiences have ranged from serving as a prominent member of various board of directors, government initiatives and local sport organizations. But, of all the things, what Gil enjoyed most was giving a good haircut and having a great chat. He genuinely enjoyed every story, interaction and moment he shared with people both near and far. He was everyone’s biggest fan and would lend an ear and offer advice that many will hold close to their hearts. The example he set, the support he gave and the love he shared will be remembered by many.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 21st at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, Hudson, Ma from 4-7pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to River’s Edge Arts Alliance/Hudson Armory Project.

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