Gloucester, MA — Vito Asaro, 84, of Gloucester, husband of Rosemarie (Scola) Asaro, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Vito was born in Gloucester, Mass., on April 1, 1929, the son of the late Peter and Catherine (Ciarametaro) Asaro. He attended Gloucester High School and as a young adult crisscrossed the country, living and working in many places, including San Pedro, Calif., before returning to Gloucester, where at the age of 26 he met and married his beautiful wife. He was a welder for Industrial Cab Co. of Essex for many years, worked at the railways for a bit and finished his working life at Gloucester Engineering. He enjoyed many years of traveling with his wife across the U.S. and Hawaii. His family has hours of cherished home movies thanks to his dedication to capturing the many memories of their lives. He loved watching sports, especially the Red Sox and Patriots. He spent many happy times with his abundant family, especially Sunday dinners and holiday parties. In his later years he enjoyed trips to Foxwoods, playing at Lucky Seven and hanging out with the "Beach Boys" of Central Grammar Apartments. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie, with whom he had shared 58 years of marriage; two daughters, Jane Hartson and her husband, Donald, of Buzzards Bay, Mass., Susan Jacques and her husband, Jeff, of Gloucester; four sons, Mark Asaro and his wife, Paula, Glen Asaro and his wife, Sheri, Steven Asaro and his wife, Christine, all of Gloucester, and David Asaro of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Timothy and his wife, Eleni, Jacqui and and her husband, Joe, Nicole and her wife, Elizabeth, Peter, Molly, Jaime-Lee, Lindsey, Kayla, Glen, Ken, Samuel, Emily, Catherine, Sebastian, Victoria, Margaret, Harrison, Isaac, Hannah, and Henry; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jude, Jovie, Hannah, Sophia, Preston, Noah; brothers, Samuel Asaro and his wife, Louisa, Daniel Asaro and his wife, Cynthia; brother-in-law, Anthony Testaverde and his wife, Jean, Sebastian Scola and his wife, Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Louise Palazola and her husband, Joseph; aunt, Josephine Ciarametaro and special cousin, Pauline Danish. He was also loved by many nephews, nieces, and cousins and godchildren, Tony Testaverde, Lisa Cahill and Joanne Interrante. Vito was predeceased by his father and mother-in- law, Captain Sebastian and Olimpia Scola; grandson, Benjamin Asaro; brother, Peter Asaro and his wife, Jean; sisters, Mary Palazola and her husband, Jerry, Marion Curcuru and her husband, Joseph, Rose Testaverde; infant, Kathleen Asaro; and brother and sister-in-law, Salvatore and Agnes Scola.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, on Friday, June 28 at 9:45 a.m, followed by a funeral Mass celebrated in St. Ann Church, Holy Family Parish, Prospect Street, Gloucester at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited. Visiting Hours in the funeral home will be held on Thursday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 60 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930 or VNA Care Network and Hospice, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.