Captain Joseph John Testaverde, Lifelong Gloucester Fisherman – March 24, 1951 – February 25, 2015

manatthewheelIt was the sea that ran through his veins, starting at the age of 7 as his fathers deckhand and eventually becoming owner and Captain of his own boats. Joe immersed himself into the life and was always at the front lines of political change advocating for fisherman’s rights with the Gloucester Fisheries Commission , Waters Way Commission and many other fisheries causes. In 1994, he was the recipient of the National Fisherman Highliner of the year award. He leaves behind five children, grandchildren, his two brothers, and his beloved dog, Boston Blackie . Read the rest here  A fund has been established to help with expenses. 21:05