Of Saugus. Age 74, died on October 9, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was the husband of Marjeta (Gusho) with whom he shared 49 years of marriage.
Born in Pogradec, Albania, he was the son of the late Klime and Pole (Kreste) Tanellari. Mr. Tanellari worked for many years as a human resources manager for city and town government. He loved soccer and was a big fan of the Barcelona Football Club. Well respected in his community in Albania, Mr. Tanellari was a progressive father who supported his daughters in their education and upbringing.
Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters: Renata Tanellari and her husband Marc of Spain, Matilda Pahides and her husband Michael of Pennsylvania and Ermira Tanellari of Wakefield. He was the loving grandfather of Lluna, Marc, Michael Evan, Stephan Michael and Emma. Mr. Tanellari was the brother of the late Mihallaq Tanellari.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Wednesday followed by A Celebration of Life. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.