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Robert A. Giancola

Died: April 09, 2013

U.S. Veteran

A Chelsea resident for the past 53 years, he passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Tuesday April 9th. He was 87 years of age. Born in Brighton, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Ghidella) Giancola. He grew up in Chelsea and Revere; he attended local schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He enlisted in the US Navy and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged in1946. After his discharge and for the next 30 plus years he was the proprietor of Rossi Bread a small Italian bread bakery specializing in home delivery of fresh bread and baked goods.  He was married to Claire E. (Lavery) and together they raised their family of two daughters and three sons in Chelsea. During the mid 70’s he retired from baking and began working as a toll collector for the Mass Pike Authority.  He took his full retirement in 1987.  He was a former member and lieutenant with the Revere Auxiliary Police Dept. and a life member of the Revere American Legion Post 61.   He was preceded indeath by his beloved wife Claire E. (Lavery) Giancola. He ws the devoted father of Patricia Storer and her  late husband  Raymond of Reading, Diane Czyzewski and her husband Boleslaw “Bill” of Waltham, Robert Giancola of Salem, NH,  William Giancola and his wife Michelle of Melrose and Paul Giancola and his late wife Linda of Wakefield. Dear brother of the late Doris Iovanna. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 A.M. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway Chelsea at 9:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Friday from 4 - 8 P.M. 

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701 or by visiting

Late WWII US Navy Veteran.

Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.

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