Robert ‘Bob’ Macero
Retired marketing representative for Commercial Union Insurance; Melvin Jones Lions Club Award recipient
Robert M. “Bob” Macero of Saugus died peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on February 24. He was 80 years old.
Bob was born in Chelsea on September 26, 1934. the dear son of the late Antonio and Anna (Capadano) Macero. He was raised on Joy Street in the brick bottom section of Somerville and was part of the “Joy Street Gang” who all remained close friends throughout their lifetimes. Bob was educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He went on to further his education at Boston University.
Prior to retiring, Bob worked as an Insurance Marketing Representative for the Commercial Union Insurance Company for many years. He had a great work ethic and a wonderful personality; these were traits that helped him become such a success in his field.
Family was always first and foremost to Bob; he was a very devoted father and a wonderful grandfather. Bob was always very supportive of children and whatever they were involved in — school events, sporting events, Little League, or acting classes, He was always there coaching or cheering them on and he always beamed with pride when he spoke of his family and their many accomplishments.
Bob was very active in his community. For many years he coached Saugus American Little League and served as its secretary for 13 years. He was also the Past President of the Saugus Band Parents Association and spent many years fund raising for the Band.
He was very passionate about his role in the Saugus Lions Club where he worked tirelessly and spent countless hours volunteering at their many fund raisers and candy drives. Bob served as President of the Lions Club in 1995-1996, a position he took very seriously; Always giving of his time and talents to the club and its members. Bob’s efforts did not go unnoticed. He was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award which is the highest award one can receive from the club.
Bob let his creative side come to light when he served as Past President and Vice President of the Peninsula Players Community Theatre Group in Nahant. He was not only a talented actor but a producer as well. Bob was very proud of the many productions that were put on by the theatre group and everyone always had a great time together.
Bob loved to travel; he visited ports of call all over the world especially following his retirement. He went on many wonderful trips with his family and friends throughout the years; these were memorable experiences that will be cherished for years to come.
Bob will be fondly remembered as a “great guy.” He was kind, caring, and always willing to do for others. Bob’s unconditional love for his family and friends was always evident in whatever he did; their happiness was very important to him. Bob will also be remembered for his endearing personality, quick wit, and warm smile; he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was the devoted father of Michael F. Macero and his wife, Judy of Chelsea, John J. Macero and his wife, Trudy of Winthrop, Chief Petty Officer Robert L. Macero and his wife, Linda of Grapeview, WA, and Angela D. Carpenter of St. Petersburg, FL; beloved companion of Yolanda Giannone of Saugus, loving “Grandpa” of Joseph Macero, Melissa Macero, Jaime Montesano, Michael Montesano, Alixandra Macero, Robert Macero II, Eugene Macero, Adrienne Vetters, Cheyenne Carla, Pamela King, and the late Taynna Melendez, “Great-Grandpa” of Andersen and Lillian Carla, Piper King, Riley and Bryan Vetters. He was the cherished son of the late Antonio and Anna (Capadano) Macero, dear brother of Daniel Macero of Walpole, the late Cosmo, Salvatore, Anthony and Nancy Macero. Bob is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and a large and loving extended family.
Funeral arrangements were by the Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home, Revere. Entombment was in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Saugus Lions Club, P. O. Box 1121, Saugus, MA 01906.
Retired auto body tech
Anthony Koczorowski, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died at Saugus Care and Rehab on February 27.
Anthony was a retired Auto Body Tech who worked many years for Crystal Auto Body of Wakefield and United Auto Body. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Born and raised in Chelsea, the son of the late Martin and Pauline Koczorowski, he was the beloved husband of Louise (Flammia); devoted father of Lola Hollingsworth and her husband, Brian of Tewksbury, Richard and his fiancée, April of Haverhill, Teresa Koczorowski of Revere and the late Marie Mandracchia; dear brother of the late Helen Koczorowski, Joseph, John, Chester, Laura Greenleaf and Mary McCandless. He is also survived by four loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown Ma 02472. For guestbook, please visit: www. Buonfiglio.com