Northampton, MA — Robert Anthony Aquadro, 99, husband of the late Eileen (Maher) Aquadro, handed absent at property peacefully on July 31st surrounded by his loving relatives. He was a longtime communicant of Annunciation Parish in Florence, and afterwards St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Northampton. He was born in Northampton on Might 16, 1922 to the late Mario and Virginia (Conz) Aquadro. He attended community schools and was a graduate of Northampton High College. After higher university, Robert enrolled in higher education at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Know-how), in Boston. Although attending university, Robert joined the army reserve, but was named to active company and deployed to the European Theater during WWII exactly where he fought in the Fight of the Bulge. Immediately after serving his nation, Robert was ready to return to M.I.T. to complete his training, earning his B.S. degree in June 1947 in Making Engineering and Building.
Early in his job, Robert labored as a discipline engineer on several initiatives in numerous New England states. In 1950, he joined Aquadro and Cerutti, a community design firm, getting joint operator with his brother Richard for the remainder of his profession. In August 1953, Robert married Eileen Maher, his lifelong companion, who passed away in September 2018. Jointly they elevated 5 little ones in Florence.
Not only did Robert operate a prosperous development company with his brother, but he also was really active within just the community serving on various boards, which includes the Cooley Dickinson medical center, Northampton Parking commission, and the Initially National Lender of Amherst. Robert ongoing functioning in development very long soon after his young children left dwelling, eventually retiring in 1991. For nearly the upcoming 30 yrs Robert did what he loved most, and that was being busy, devoting a great deal of his time doing work outdoor, on several kinds of jobs, all over his retirement years. At 97 years outdated, Robert and his son William went on an excitingly wonderful trip to Israel, ending up the last days of their vacation in Italy. Robert led a fantastic existence, a man of character and devotion. He was a strong believer in the sanctity of lifetime, volunteered a great number of hours alongside with his late spouse, Eileen, who ended up actively involved in pro-everyday living actions all over their local community. To all those people who knew Robert, he was admired. To his kids and grandchildren, he was considerably loved and well respected.
Robert was a generous guy, a fantastic man and a hard employee. He will be sadly missed.
Robert was predeceased by his brothers Francis and Richard and his sister Gladys. He leaves his five sons, Robert J. Aquadro and his wife JoEllen, Christopher Aquadro and his spouse Cynthia, Thomas Aquadro and his wife Marlene, Michael Aquadro and his wife Paula, all of Hatfield and William Aquadro and his spouse Michelle of Sturbridge. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.
Contacting hours will be held on Friday, July 6 from 4 – 7 p.m. at CZELUSNIAK FUNERAL Household, 173 North Road, Northampton, MA. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on King Avenue in Northampton followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Bridge Road in Florence. For on the internet condolences, be sure to check out Czelusniakfuneralhome.com.
Released by Every day Hampshire Gazette on Aug. 3, 2021.