Bradford, NH-Roberto A. Pugliese, Sr., of West Road, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his home. He was born in Cambridge, MA on Sept. 2, 1926 the son of Orlando D. and Helen B. (Foshey) Pugliese.
Bob served in the US Navy during WWII. He had been a machinist in Watertown, MA and then Bob was a custodian for Kearsarge Regional High School in North Sutton and elementary schools in Newbury, Sutton and Warner for many years retiring in 1991. Many also know him from his small engine business.
He lived in Bradford for over 60 years. Bob loved to garden and particularly enjoyed raising hundreds of tomatoes. He had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a joke.
Members of his family surviving include his son and wife, Rob and Anne Pugliese of Tangent, OR; three grandchildren, Roberto III, Nicholas and Mirabella; his longtime friend, Melinda Lasczak of Bradford, NH; two brothers, Daniele G. Pugliese of Bradford, NH and Michael C. Pugliese of Sutton, NH; a sister, Leila M. Paone of Lexington, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 1-3 P.M. with a service to follow at 3:00. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH 03257.