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NORTH ANDOVER: Robert P. Tassinari, 88, of North Andover, formerly of Andover and Harwich Port, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover. Robert was born in Arlington, Mass., on September 13, 1926, to the late Robert and Teda (Borghi) Tassinari. Robert was a graduate of Arlington High School and received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War ll. Robert ‘s career was in the utility business which began as an engineer at Massachusetts Electric Company and he retired from Eastern Utility Associates where he was an Executive Vice President.

Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris (Reagan) Tassinari of North Andover; his daughter, Ellen M. Ford of North Andover and her children, Kate, Brian and Meghan; his son, Paul M. Tassinari, his wife, Sandy of Westborough and their children, Anne, Tim, and Greg; his son, Mark F. Tassinari, his wife, Nancy of Andover and their children, Paul, Tom and John. Robert was predeceased by his son, R. Peter Tassinari, and is survived by Peter's wife, Melissa Tassinari of Bethesda, Md., and their children, Mike, Emily and Sara. He is also survived by his five great-grandchildren and his sister, Gloria Tassinari of Belmont, and brother, Alfred Tassinari of Stoneham; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Robert loved to spend his summers on Cape Cod with his family and friends.

A Funeral Mass was offered on Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in North Andover. Burial followed at Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Arrangements were under the direction of Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center (checks made payable to MGH), MGH Development Office, Attn: Mary McQuillen, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114; or Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA. https://hhf.thankyou4caring.org/GiveNow. To offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  May 7, 2015
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