Fred Ciampa, known to generations of JP residents as the gregarious proprietor of , died Sunday night, his family told the Gazette. He was 69.
The family will receive visitors at the , 126 Walpole St. (Route 1A) in Norwood on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., according to the Boston Globe. Ciampa's funeral service will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Dennis Church, 157 Washington St., Westwood.
Ciampa's pizza parlor, founded in the 1970s, has become known one of Boston's best places for New York-style pizza.
The community in November 2010 when a gang feud erupted into a knife and gun fight inside the restaurant. The incident left three men dead and a passerby wounded. Residents — and kept coming in for the restaurant's pizza and subs.