Of Saugus - Robert Palandro, 88, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, June 18th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Born on August 20, 1931 in East Boston, he was the son of the late Cesare and Marta (Castagnola) Palandro. Raised and educated in East Boston, Bob worked as a salesman for Bloss Rubber Stamp in Boston for many years.
Robert enjoyed watching many sports, however, his favorite was Boston College football. He had a long-standing tradition of attending each season opener with family. He also enjoyed watching his grandson play youth football. A homebody in his later years, he enjoyed reading and watching the Triple Crown.
Bob, or “Duckie” as many called him, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed telling stories of old Revere Beach. Bob is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Donna (Calabruso) Palandro, and their four of five children, Robert Palandro, Jr. Earl Hoffman and his wife Lisa, Chris Hoffman and his wife Andrea, Domenica and her husband Anthony Capachietti. Robert was predeceased by his son Steven and siblings, Dominic, Eugene, Joan, Ruth Osgood, Rubina Delano, Rose Cary and Elanor Constantino. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name can be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Tuesday from 8:30 -9:30 a.m.
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