Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

R.I.P. Johnny "Shoes" Cammarata

My North End neighborhood mourns the loss of Johnny "Shoes" Cammarata. 

He was a natural comedian and told stories with his unique flourishes about the old days in Boston's Italian neighborhood.  He was Johnny of "Johnny and Gino's" barber shop, but retired a few years ago and enjoyed hanging out at "My Cousin's Place"  (that's Johnny in the center of the photo) where he held court almost every day with his hilarious stories and opinions. 

We'll miss you Johnny. And I'm glad we knew you!

Here's Johnny, featured in a National Geographic article. 

No comments: