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Bruno J. Tassone

Bruno J. Tassone, 82, entered the light on Tuesday afternoon, April 21, at his home in Hartfield.

Born September 6, 1926, in North Providence, R.I., this son of the late Bruno and Michelina Tassone was a distinguished US Army Veteran of the Pacific Theater in World War II.

Following the war, Mr. Tassone apprenticed as a machinist with W.E. Davis Company of Providence, R.I. In 1960, he began work with the Department of Defense as a machinist instructor.

In 1973, when Quonset Point Naval Air Station closed, he transferred to Naval Air Station, Norfolk, as an aircraft specialist. He retired in 1986 and enjoyed a 23-year retirement.

Mr. Tassone was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Bay Council, and the Catholic Church of the Visitation in Topping.

In addition, he served as a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member of the St. George Assembly in Kilmarnock. He was also a member of the American Legion and the 32nd Infantry Association.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Domenica “Min” Tassone; three sons, John A. Tassone and his wife Sue of Narragansett, R.I., Donald J. Tassone and his wife Lauren of Providence, R.I., and Robert M. Tassone and his wife Cheryll of Hartfield; his sister, Anna Jackson of Mondovi, Wis.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rose Tassone of Norfolk.

A reverent and godly man, Mr. Tassone was a faithful friend to many in his church and in the community. His wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.

A family visitation will be held at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Saluda, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24. The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Catholic Church of the Visitation in Topping.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Catholic Church of the Visitation Building Fund or the National Kidney Foundation.

posted 04.23.2009

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