R. Castori, 87, husband of Pearl M. (Trombley) Castori of Charlotte
Road, Ipswich, died early Wednesday August 13, 2008 in his home
following his brief illness.
Born December 8, 1920 in Lynn he was the son of the late Guy and
Ermilenda (Palavanchi) Castori and was a 1938 graduate of Lynn
public schools. For the next several years he was employed as a tool
and dye maker for Eastern Tool and Dye Company of Saugus. Enlisting
in the U.S. Marines, he served during WWII as a rifleman and field
lineman in the Pacific including occupied Japan. Following his
honorable discharge he returned to Lynn. Following their marriage,
the Castoris made their home and raised their family at their
Charlotte Road address. Mr. Castori returned to his former employer
w,here he worked for a total of more than twenty-five years. For
the next twenty-five years he was employed at EE&G in Wakefield,
retiring in 1987.
was an artisan woodworker and furniture maker. He was also an avid
Castori was a member of Knights of Columbus Carrollton Council #498
of Ipswich, the American Legion and was a longtime communicant of
Our Lady of Hope Church.
addition to his wife of sixty-one years he is survived by a son,
Paul R. Castori and his wife Lea (Pascucelli) Castori of Newmarket,
NH; three grandchildren, Aria Castori of Boston, Aiden Castori of NJ
and Moriah Chardae of NH and many nephews and nieces. He was
predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral Mass will be offered 9 am Monday August 18 in Our Lady of
Hope Church, Pineswamp Rd., Ipswich followed by interment with
Marine Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are
Sunday 5 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street,
Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may
be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B102,
Danvers, MA 01923.