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FREDERICK R. TESSARI


1931 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
FREDERICK R. TESSARI Obituary
TESSARI, Frederick R. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at age 82, on Sunday, December 22, 2013. His friends knew him as Rico, and his grandchildren called him Nonno. He was born on September 17, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Federico and Anna (Montin) Tessari both from Italy. Rico married his bride, Josephine and they lived in Dorchester and Braintree, MA. They made Rockledge Florida their permanent home in October of 2012. Rico served on the USS Jeffers, and was a Naval veteran of the Korean War. He began a career as a Boston Police Officer, serving on the TPF, Bomb Squad, and Boston Harbor Patrol. In his retirement he devoted himself to renovating his Braintree home, gourmet Italian cooking, and beautiful wood carvings. Rico's family includes his wife of 59 years, Josephine; his 7 children and their spouses; Cheryl Tessari, Lee and Richard Staropoli, Frederick R. Tessari III, Janice and Richard Poynter, Mark and Carla Tessari, Paul and Dawn Tessari, and Joseph and Angel Tessari; many grandchildren, a great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Lorraine Dandrea and Gina DeSimone. He is predeceased by his beloved brothers, Victor and Eugenio Tessari, and his cherished sister, Rose Cedrone, all from Massachusetts. A memorial service was held on December 24, 2013 at the Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Viera Florida.
Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 19, 2014
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