After graduating from Stoneham High, Savelo
attended Wentworth Institute but left after a year to help support his
family when his father became injured in a work-related accident.
Nevertheless, Savelo continued his athletic pursuits, playing for both
the town football and baseball teams. He also starred for an
Italian All-Star team that went 31-1 and played softball until age 55.
During the war, Savelo served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps, stationed in England. His team of engineers was among the
first to land at Normandy after the invasion. After the war,
Savelo began a career in construction, building many of the homes which
comprise the neighborhoods of Stoneham today. He also spent five
years coaching Little League baseball in Stoneham.
In 1939, Savelo married his wife Elizabeth with
whom he celebrated his 66th wedding anniversary last October, 2005.
The now retired couple raised four children and still reside in