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Cautela, Joseph R.

Joseph R. Cautela was born in Boston on February 21, 1927, a city in which he was to remain his entire life. His parents were immigrants from Sicily, and Cautela grew up in a working-class suburb of Boston, graduating from high school in 1944. After the untimely death of his mother, his father relocated back to their home in Sicily in 1969, where Joseph and his family were to visit him often over the ensuing decades. Early on, Cautela displayed a logical and inquisitive mind and a dedication to hard work that led to marked academic success, and he entered Boston College, graduating in 1949. Following graduation, he began graduate school at Boston University, where, under the mentorship of Leo Renya, he received a ...

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