Joseph R. Nastasi, Jr.

May 10, 2008

Joseph R. Nastasi, Jr.
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War Veteran, Vietnam War Veteran

JOSEPH R. NASTASI, JR. – of Woburn, formerly of Winchester, May 10th. Beloved husband of the late Carol (Swain) Nastasi. Devoted father of Amy Nastasi and her husband Kevin Foley of Lexington and Michael Nastasi and his wife Susie of Manhattan, NY. Dear brother of Ronald Nastasi of Salem, NH, Louis Melchionna of Dedham, and the late Al and Nicholas Melchionna. Loving grandfather of Emily, Jack, and Jessica Foley. A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 13th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Joseph R. Nastasi, Jr. of Woburn, a former Winchester resident, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 10th, at the Lowell Health Care Center following an illness of several months. He was the husband of the late Carol (Swain) Nastasi, who died in 2001.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Agrippino) Nastasi. He was a graduate of Everett High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University. He served with the US Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

For many years he resided in Winchester, and for the past twenty years he had made his home in Woburn.

He worked as an insurance salesman for American Mutual and continued to work odd jobs following his retirement. He loved sports and was a great fan of dog racing and horse racing. In earlier years he enjoyed golf, and in his retirement years was an avid bridge player. He played bridge at the Woburn Senior Center as well as at the Senior Centers of surrounding towns. Joe maintained an active lifestyle until recent months, and especially enjoyed taking long drives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol (Swain) Nastasi, and two brothers, Al and Nicholas Melchionna.

Surviving are a daughter, Amy Nastasi and her husband Kevin Foley of Lexington and a son, Michael Nastasi and his wife Susie of Manhattan, New York, and two brothers, Ronald Nastasi of Salem, New Hampshire and Louis Melchionna of Dedham. He was also the loving grandfather of Emily, Jack, and Jessica Foley.

A funeral service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 13th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Dear Amy,
    I’m sorry I can’t be with you but, am thinking of you and your family.
    My deepest sympathy,
    Lauren

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