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Robert M. Minichiello Sr., 75,

Robert M. Minichiello Sr., 75, of Medway, MA passed away peacefully on December 15, 2022, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Boston, MA, and grew up in Milford, MA, son of Angelo C. and Mary T. (Iannitelli) Minichiello.   Robert leaves his beloved wife Rossella (Mussulli) Minichiello to whom he was married for 50 years.  He also leaves his three children Robert M. Jr. and his wife Elisabeth “Becky” (White) of Hopedale, MA, Keri (Minichiello) Morales and her husband Edgar of Jacksonville, FL, David J. and his husband Jeremy Dieffenbacher of Allston, MA, six grandchildren, whom he adored, Robert Minichiello, Edgar “Trey,” Abigail, Christian, Emily, and Elizabeth Morales.  He leaves one brother Stephen Minichiello and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Robert treasured his sisters- and brothers-in-law.  Together with his wife, Robert taught his children and grandchildren “if you don’t have family, you have nothing.”  This is his legacy.

Robert studied accounting and management at Burdett College in Boston, MA and worked many years in sales. Together with his wife, he proudly operated his independent business, Balloons N’ Things on Main Street in Milford in the 1980s.  As a retiree, he enjoyed seeing friends and family at his retirement job, Market Basket in Bellingham, MA. Robert was a former usher at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford, MA, a past member of the Milford Lodge of Elks and the Italian Vets, and organizations that supported his children, as an assistant Boy Scout leader of Troop 2 in Milford, and coach in Milford Junior League Baseball and Medway Youth Soccer.  He was also a founding member of the M-7, a fraternal organization of Minichiello family cousins.

He loved fishing, bowling, spending winters in Florida, and most of all spending time with his family.  His heart’s desire was simple, to love family, to love others, and to be loved. He left an indelible impression upon everyone he met throughout his life.  He will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, and generosity.

The funeral will be held Wednesday December 21, 2022 at 10 A.M from the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 A.M  at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. Milford. The burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling Hours are Tuesday from 4 to 7 P.M.   

Guest Book

Dear Rosella, So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Sending prayers to you and your family. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🏻Dawna Veneziano
Dawna Veneziano

Rossella We are deeply saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. May he rest in eternal peace. Our deepest condolences.
Cousin David & Lynne

So sorry for your loss David, Jeremy and the entire family. Your father sounded like an amazing person and I'm sure he will be missed. Know that he is always with you in spirit. May you find peace together and reasons to smile even through this difficult time. My heart goes out to you.

Dearest Rosella, Keri, Robert, and David My sincere prayers and condolences and to all of the family. May the Lord keep you and give you comfort, strength, and peace. Love you all.
Jackie Morales Cox

Dear Jeremy and Dave , Deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
Isuru Perera

Rossella, I am so sorry for your loss. Bobby and I were friends for 71 years, ever since kindergarten at Sacred Heart of Jesus Grammar School in 1951. We graduated from Milford High School in 1964. I saw him regularly at Market Basket in Bellingham. He had a ready laugh and a genuine loyalty to friends and family. He was also devoted to his classmates, so much so that he helped arrange two reunions of our 8th grade class. I have fond memories of playing in the woods near the big water tank on Congress Street where we used to build little shacks with old pieces of lumber. Those were the halcyon days. I will miss Bobby. Rossella, please take comfort in the knowledge that he was much loved.
Rick Melpignano, Enfield, Connecticut

Dear Minichiello family my deepest sympathy to you all. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you all and your extended family members too. Connie and Robin
Connie Heard

To all the Minichiellos...Bobby was such a friend to me I recall many many conversations about his family...He loved all of you especially all the kids...I will miss Bobby as all.of you will.
Jack Duffy

Neighbor Bob I lost a neighbor today; it was Neighbor Bob “The man the myth the legend”. We lived next door to one another for over 30years. Often times you would hear a shout from across the yard, “Hi Neighbor Bob:” to which the reply would be “Hi Neighbor Steve”. Many times it would be followed, “Have you got a minute”, and if the answer was yes one of us would show up with two beers. We would than share all the wonders of the day good and bad that life brought forth into our lives. On many occasion Neighbor Bob would often remind me in all of 30 years we never had a cross word to each other, as he would put it. Maybe we were more than just neighbors. I would like to think that. There were times one would ask the other for a favor and the answer was always “Yes”, even before knowing what exactly what the favor was. “It didn’t matter”. Someday and not very long from now Neighbor Bob and I will meet again, and he will be leaning over the fence with his big smile and his infectious chuckle with two bears in his hand. This time however, he will say, “Hi Brother Steve”, to the reply, “Hi Brother Bob” and we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever, spinning our fish stories about the one that got away. However, on a warm summers night when you look to the heavens and see the most beautiful sunset you think you have ever seen and the smell of the BBQ Grill is in the air, listen very closely and you will hear, coming from across the yards ”Hi Neighbor Bob”, “Hi Neighbor Steve”.
Steve Bridges

Deepest sympathies to Bob’s entire family. God Bless, Gary Castiglioni
Gary Castiglioni

Dear Jeremy and Dave, My deepest condolences to you. May his soul rest in peace!

Dear Keri and family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father. A kind, loving man. You are in our prayers. May you find strength and comfort through our Lord. Sincerely, Tod, Jill, and family
Tod Parrella

Barbara and I were very sorry to learn of Robert's passing. He was a genuine caring person in the mold of his mother and father and was liked by all who knew him. We want to send our sincere sympathy to the entire Minichiello family. We will miss him.
Sen. Louis P. Bertonazzi

Our deepest sympathies to the Minichiello family for the passing of Bob. He (the family) were great neighbors when we lived next door for 30 years. Will always remember his laugh and getting together in the back yard for a chat or a beer. May he Rest in Peace.
Dianna and Steve Bridges - Virginia

Rob, Becky and Robbie. We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. Our deepest condolences to you and your family
Ferrucci family

Dear Rosella, Tony and I send our love, prayers, and deepest sympathies to you and your beautiful family. May Bobbie rest in peace.
Robin and Tony Costa

Dear Jeremy and Dave, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May he Rest in Peace and praying for all of you!
Maduwanthi, Indika and Sanidi

My sincere condolences.
Deb (Pomponio) Harder

Dear Minichello Family, I am so sorry to hear the news about Mr. Minichello! I was your babysitter, neighbor and employee At Balloons’n’Things in the 80’s. He was a great guy with an amazing sense of humor!! I will never forget CHELLO THE CLOWN and The Handsome Italian Man in the Lime Green Tuxedo!! May he rest in peace!! Love and Condolences!!
Laura Ozella-Hamel

To the Minichiello and Morales family, Betty and I are very sorry for your loss. Bong was always fun to have at our Super Bowl parties and I’m sure he will be greatly missed by his loving family. Ed and Keri, please send our sincere condolences to Bonnie and family.
Dave & Betty Fastenberg

Rossella and family, My deepest condolences to you all. May Bob rest in the arms of the angels.
Patty Sharp

Rosella my heart is broken for your lose of your husband Bobbie, I am sending my prayers to you and your family. May he rest in piece..
Mary Hafford

RIP Bob from one of your classmates and missing you at Market Basket
Richard Tocchi

Deepest condolences to your entire family. We loved Robert, whom we know as “Bong” here in Jacksonville. May the many wonderful memories that your family has of Robert as your precious husband, father, brother, grandfather, brother-in-law comfort you at this very sad time and beyond. He will be greatly missed. Praying God’s peace over you all.
The Dodd Family

Dear Steve and family. Sally and I send our sincerest sympathies to you and everyone for the passing of dear Robert. May he Rest in Peace.
Michael Brita

Dear Rosella Jim and I were deeply saddened by the news. My heart breaks for you and your beautiful family. So much warmth and love shining through at your anniversary celebration. Our prayers are with you. Cousins’ Rosanne and Jim
Rosanne Feldt

My sincere condolences Rossella, Rob, Keri and David. He was an amazing person and touched the lives of many. May he Rest in Peace.
Claudia Antolini- Tony Whitman

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