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Anthony Francis Mussulli Sr. 105

Mr.  Anthony Francis Mussulli Sr. 105, passed quietly into Eternal Life, Sunday morning, October 30th, 2016, with his family at his side. Born June 11, 1911, he was the son of the late  Pasquale and the late Pierina (Celozzi) Mussulli.  He was married 51 years to the late Eleanor M. (Kearnan) Mussulli who died in 1987.             As a boy Tony attended the Plains School up to the Seventh Grade.  He left school to help support his father and mother. He worked at Bandy’s Farm on upper West Fountain St.  During the Great Depression he worked on the WPA, Later he worked at The Milford Box Shop, several Milford shoe company’s and eventually got a job with the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale, MA, in the shipping room, and retired as second-shift foreman of that department after 43 years of service. Anthony was a devoted Catholic.  He was a communicant of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, in Milford. He saw the parish grow from it’s early years into the magnificent complex that it is today.  For many years he was an Usher and Greeter at the 7 AM, Sunday Mass and was a former president of the Holy Name Society. During his term as president Tony arranged to have a young naval veteran to come and address the society’s annual Father/Son Communion Breakfast. The young veteran was seeking the seat for United States Representative for Congress, in Washington, D.C.    The young man was John Fitzgerald Kennedy, later to be elected President of the United States. Mr. Mussulli valued his family as his greatest joy.  He was a devoted husband and loving father.  Tony is survived by his five children: Anthony F. Mussulli, Jr., Patricia, wife of Anthony DePasquale, Eleanor, wife of Ralph Porzio, Deacon Pasquale G. Mussulli, all of Milford, and Rossella, wife of Robert Minichiello, Sr. of Medway.  17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren. And many generations of nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his daughter-in-law Theresa (Perrault) Mussulli, his granddaughter Sandra (Porzio) Cenedella, and great-grandson Russell Willingham.  Also his five brothers: Matthew Sr., Francesco, Henry (Boots), Louis, and John (Jake); and his five sisters: Josephine Venziano, Mary DeSantis, Ethel DeCollibus, Elizabeth Iacovelli, and Rose DeSalvia. Tony was also predeceased by his longtime companion of more than 20 years, Eleanor Gonsalves. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10 AM in the upper level of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. 7 East Main St. Milord, Ma.   Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Medway Road, Route 109, Milford, 01757.  Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 3 to 7 PM at the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, MA. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial donations in his name may be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Legacy of Faith Fund,  5 East Main St., Milford, Ma. 01757; or Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 5517 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL  35210-9948

Guest Book

Dear Pat, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. I know how you cared for him and how much he will be missed by you and your Family. My prayers go out for all of you during this sad time.
Donald Keach

Condolences to the Mussulli family, Tony was a wonderful person who came into our lives, and we are so sorry for your loss. His warmheartedness and laughter is easy to recall. Always kind to our mother and family; we feel your sadness, and we celebrate the wonderful years he lived.
John Gonsalves & Sam Sanzone

from the Cooper family, our sympathy is with you.. Our prayers are with him. He lived a long life, thank God he has such a good family. Our blessings are with you.
Maryann Cooper

Dear Mussolini Family, We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tony. He was such a wonderful man and truly loved and was very proud of his whole family. I know he was loved by my mom, Eleanor, and together they had many wonderful memories together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He loved a little Nguyen and happy life. Thinking of you all. God Bless Stephanie and Robert Tocchi John Gonsalves and Sam Sanzone
Stephanie and Robert Tocchi

Dear Mussulli family, What a legacy Mr. Mussulli is leaving behind. I'm sure your hearts are heavy, but thank God for a long and productive life he led until his passing that will provide a lifetime of great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. God bless, friends at Pinnacle Insurance & Financial Services, LLC.
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To my wonderful friend Rossella, my prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. Your father seems to have been a very special person, in all of your lives. God Bless You.
Mary and Willy Hafford

We send our deepest sympathy- may you find comfort in our faith - prayers for your dear father
The Beccia Family

So sorry for your loss! Wow, he lived a long life!
Linda Little

Rossella, Patsy and family. My sincere sympathy. Wish I was there with you all to celebrate your dad's life. Thinking of you all.
Claudia Antolini

My deepest sympathy to all family members. Sorry for your loss.
Linda Sawyers

my prayers are with you patty and all the rest of your family. Some times the words cant come out right but he is in a better place. He really had a wonderful family that took good care of him. Love to all.. .
Shirley Sturks

You and Grammy are Michael's guardian angels while he finishes boot camp. Miss and love you, great Grampy. Rest In Peace.

Dear Pat and all my cousins, Jim and I were very sad to hear the news of Uncle Tony's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We should all be so lucky to live such a long happy life as he did. With deepest sympathy, Rosanne and Jim ps unfortunately we just got back to SC and will not be able to make the services
Rosanne and Jim Feldt

To Deacon Pat, we send you and your family our deepest sympathies. Sending prayers for strength. Mrs. Mary Gerolomo, and Lisa Nelson, Our Lady of Loreto parish.
Mary Gerolomo

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