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Antenori H. "Tass" Tassinari
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    9 Summer St.
    Danvers, MA 01923

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“Joyce & Gloria and the Tassinari Family,Please accept our condolences. Word never reached us that your father, grandfather, brother passed away. We...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Tassinari family, I send my deepest sympathy. Spent many memorable times with Tass and Doris both in Melrose and Sunapee with Albie, Wes,...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Elizabeth Williams Brown

“Please accept my family's condolences. My family also owned a few businesses in the Day Square neighborhood. My mom, Lola, said Mr. Tassinari was a...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Lou Saviano - Sandown, NH

“Tass was the most influential man in my life other than my father. Soon after he became my next door neighbor he introduced me to electronics and to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Raymond Cavicchio - Stoneham, MA

“Rest in peace uncle. Thanks for the memories and the laughs and all you taught me about many things. I think of you every time I walk around my...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Tassinari - East Boston

“My deepest sympathy and condolences to Gloria and Joyce and the Tassinari family with the passing of Mr. Tass. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Sartori - Saugus, MA - Friend

“Dear Tara,James,Ella and Will,we were so sad to hear about your grandfathers passing. We know how much you all loved him. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Janice Poritzky - Walefield, MA

“One of the sweetest men I ever knew. My Dad and he were great friends. How wonderful that you all had him for 100 years!!! Regina ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Regina (Abbiati) Lucas - Melrose, MA

“Looking over his shoulder as he showed me around the inside of a TV set and showing me what not to touch .thank you uncleTass I learned a lot from my...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Teixeira - taunton, MA

“I am reminded of the saying" there is never a second time to make a first impression". I was impressed by Mr. Tassinari the first time I met him...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Idella Teague - Tulsa, OK

“As we grow older the people who make up the fabric of our lives tear away and leave us diminished. Rest in Peace Uncle. so many memories, so many...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Maxine Tassinari-Teixeira - MA

“Herm and I have wonderful memories of Tass. Always had a smile. He was always so generous to my Dad and us when we bought anything from him. Over the...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy CavicchioSeavey

“Joyce and family.....I am sorry to hear of your Dads' passing....I enjoyed knowing him and getting to know you and your family when he lived at the...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Annette Snyderman - Melrose, MA

“"Tass" was such a wonderful man. It was a pleasure and an honor to care for him during his time at Putnam Farm. He was always smiling and laughing,...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah A. Tardiff, RN - Danvers, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Antenori H. "Tass" Tassinari passed away at Putnam Farms Assisted Living in Danvers on March 20, 2017. He was 100 years of age. Tass was born in East Boston to the late Sebastiano & Maria (Ottani) Tassinari, he was raised in East Boston, attended East Boston High but had to leave high school due to the death of his father. Mr. Tassinari helped his mother with the four younger children and helped run the family grocery store. Around the age of 15 he started Day Square Radio in East Boston a Radio, TV and Appliance store which he owned and operated for over 60 years. Mr. Tassinari has been a resident of Melrose since 1954 and spent summers on Lake Sunapee since 1946; where he enjoyed boating, swimming and creating a nice sandy beach in front of his cottage. He was a longtime member of the Melrose Kiwanis Club, a former member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose and he loved to read, especially about history. The Taasinari family are extremely thankful to the wonderful staff at Putnam Farms and Care Dementions Hospice for the exceptional care give to their Dad. Tass was the beloved husband of the late Doris R. (Walker) Tassinari. Loving father of Gloria I McGrail & her late husband Thomas of Williston, VT and Joyce M. Tassinari & her longtime companion Paul Traill of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Tara Hurley & her husband James Croom, Kristen Hurley, Jocelyn Hurley & her husband Leighton Brady, Melissa Musler & her husband Jamie, Andrea Sandy & her husband Eric and Thomas McGrail. Proud great grandfather of Kalyn, Abigail, Madilyn, Jacob, Will, Caroline & Ella. Caring brother of Giaconda Smart, Gloria Overton, Tosca Tassinari and the late Maximillian & Barno Tassinari. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 9:00-10:30AM, followed by a service at 10:30AM. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial contributions may be made to the One Fund @ Putnam Farms, 9 Summer St. Danvers, MA 01923 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.