Robert B. Gasperini, Sr.
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AGE: 76 • West Long Branch
Robert B. Gasperini, Sr., 76, of West Long Branch died on Sunday, February 16, 2014 surrounded with family by his side. Mr. Gasperini was a teacher with the Middletown Board of Education for 35 years retiring in 1999 and was active with the Teachers Association. He was a member of the Red Bank Catholic Alumni, Class of 1956. Born in Long Branch he was a resident of West Long Branch for 45 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alfredo and Leonilda Gasperini and his brother Renato Gasperini in 2011. Surviving are his wife of 45 years Patricia Gasperini; a son, Robert Gasperini Jr. and his wife Danielle of Fair Haven; two daughters, Lisa Diederich and her husband Robert of Pittstown, Susan Hollis and her husband Chris of West Long Branch; three sisters and brothers in law, Lillian and Wayne Larsen of Lakewood, Josephine and Dave Skidmore of Lakewood and Ann and Joe Ilvento of Wall; a sister in law, Anne Gasperini of Florida.; and five grandchildren, Alyssa Marie, Dominic Bruno, Brianna Quincy, Hunter Evan and Marcus Anthony. He vacationed in the summer with his family for many years in the Poconos. Most recently he enjoyed his summer vacations with his grandchildren at Villa Roma Resort in Upstate New York.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20 from 4-8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave., (corner of Third Ave.), Long Branch. Funeral Friday, 9:00 am at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 am at Star of the Sea Church, Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Jersey Retina Research Foundation, 1700 Galloping Hill, Kenilworth, NJ 07033. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence at www.damianofuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 18, 2014