WESTFIELD: Walter Tassinari, 93, passed into eternal life peacefully in Westfield, MA.
He was born on Veterans Day in West Springfield, to the late John & Leontina Tassinari. A 1947 graduate of Technical High School in Springfield, he worked as an upholsterer for many years and served as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 33 years.
Walt proudly served his country aboard the US Coast Guard WAVP-386 McCulloch from 1948 to 1951. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and having a good day fishing. He was a long-time member of UNICO National.
He leaves his wife of 69 years, Rita (Barton) Tassinari, two sons, John (Noreen) and Steven (Gina) Tassinari, three grandsons, Matthew (Courtney), Robert and Michael Tassinari, and great-granddaughter, Emma. He also leaves his sister-in-law Kathleen Tassinari. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Tassinari, brother-in-law, Leonard Barton and his wife, Carol and nephew Victor Barton.
Funeral services will be private. The Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of The Blessed Sacrament Parish, 127 Holyoke Road, Westfield, MA 01085