Of Revere who died on Saturday, January 14th at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston following brief illness, he was 72 years old. Bobby was born in Chelsea, on January 21, 1950, to his late parents, Frank Sr., & Mary (Otolo) Vassallo. He was one of three children, raised & educated in Revere. He was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1968. Immediately following high school, Bobby became a member of Local # 3 the Brick Layers Union, where he proudly worked his way up the ladder and became a supervisor & a master stone mason. For 40 years Bobby worked under Castelucci Marble, a company out of Rhode Island, that supplied many of the buildings in Boston with marble & other stone on the facade & interior. Bobby was a master at making sure everything was perfect, much like his personality, he was a perfectionist.
Bobby was married to the love of his life Lynne (Rush) 43 years ago, they were together for 50 years. Bobby was a hard working & devoted husband. He & Lynne would spend winters in Florida at their home in Bradenton. They enjoyed the summers up here and spending winters in Florida on their boat and just being with one another. Bobby was also a very loyal friend that would help anyone. He stayed busy fixing things around the house or for a friend or a neighbor. He was also busy making his home-made wine, prosciuttos, sausages, vinegar peppers and his infamous pizza. Once again, he prided himself on perfection. He loved all his family and always took the time to know what was going on in their lives and would give advice. If Bobby Vassallo was your friend, you had a friend for life. He was a member of the Fox Hill Yacht Club, Past Board Member of the Paradise Bay Estates in Bradenton, FL and a 50 Year Member of Local #3.
He is the loving husband of Lynne E. (Rush) Vassallo of Revere & Bradenton, FL. Cherished brother of Frank Vassallo, Jr. & wife Sheila of Revere and the late Rosalie E. Demetri & her surviving husband Charles “Charlie” Demetri of North Reading. Dear brother-in-law of Elaine Maninos of Wilmington. Treasured uncle of Stephanie Vassallo – Hamilton & husband Robert, Gia Vassallo-Testa, all of Revere. And many other nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. He is also lovingly survived by many friends in both Massachusetts & Florida.
Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, January 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery – Versailles Mausoleum, Everett.