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Robert M. “Bob” Macero

Macero.Robert.pic_copyFamily and friends will gather at the Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home, 773 Broadway, Revere, on Saturday, February 28th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours will be held at the Vertuccio & Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.


Robert M. Macero, “Bob”, age 80, of Saugus, died peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on February 24, 2015.

Bob was born on September 26, 1934 in Chelsea, MA; he was the dear son of the late Antonio and Anna (Capadano) Macero. Bob was raised in the brick bottom section of Somerville on Joy Street and part of the “Joy Street Gang” who all remained close friends throughout their lifetime. Bob was educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Bob 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. Bob had a great work ethic and a wonderful personality; these were traits that helped Bob become such a success in his field.

Family was always first and foremost to Bob; he was the 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, Bob was always there coaching or cheering them on. Bob 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 Secretary for 13 years, Bob was also the Past President of the Saugus Band Parents Association and spent many years fund raising for the Band.

Bob 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; Bob was always giving of his time and talents to the club and its members. Bob’s efforts did not go unnoticed and 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. Bob was not only a talented actor but a producer as well; Bob was very proud of the many wonderful performances 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. Bob 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.

Bob was the devoted father of Michael F. Macero & his wife Judy of Chelsea, John J. Macero & his wife Trudy of Winthrop, Chief Petty Officer Robert L. Macero & 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. 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.




Visiting Hours

Friday, February 27th, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Saturday, February 28th at 10:30 a.m. Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St, Saugus


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.


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  1. Phyllis Fluet
    Mar 2 2015

    To John, Trudy and Family,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. He was a man who proved his worth to all by his actions and involvement. May he rest in peace.

    Sincerely, Phyllis

  2. Bill Conlon
    Feb 25 2015

    With deepest sympathy to Bob’s family during your time of grief. The faithful man Job ask.. “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes. You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the works of your hand.” Job 14: 14-15. Jesus spoke about that day at John 5:28-29 that all those in the memorial tombs will come out. What a wonderful time that will be. May God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ grant you comfort in your time of need. Bill Conlon

  3. Anne McNeff
    Feb 25 2015

    my deepest sympathy,,,to you John, and your was a pleasure to have known him and worked with him in his “theatre”family….Anne McNeff

  4. Roseann Trionfi-Mazzuchelli
    Feb 25 2015

    To the Macero Family:
    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you. May you always feel blessed knowing that he is watching over you from heaven and will always be by your side.

    With love, prayers, and hugs,

    Rose Mazzuchelli and family

  5. Karen Calinda
    Feb 25 2015

    I will always remember Mr. Macero’s smiling face at the WSPA dance recitals.
    John- the loving relationship you shared with your father was evident.
    I’m thinking of you, Trudy, Jaime, Michael and your entire family at this difficult time.
    -Karen Calinda

  6. Joanne Bonura
    Feb 24 2015

    Bob served his neighbors as Chairman of the Brookdale Condominium Association, Saugus MA. That’s where I I met him and was fortunate enough to know him. He was a remarkable man with deepest concern and caring for his family, his neighbor, his country and everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

    His passing leaves a tremendous void in the Community of Saugus and most of all in the hearts of the many who had the pleasure of knowing him and working with him as I did.

    To Yolanda, there are no words that anyone can offer that will soothe the sorrow that you feel at this time in the loss of your dear and gentle companion but knowing you and your faith I feel sure you will take comfort and find warmth amongst the many memories as well as within the strength of the combined love of the many family members that you and Bob shared, cherished and celebrated together.

    Yolanda and Bob shared both of the remarkably dedicated and loving members of both of their families and I know the pain that they each and all feel today will be soothed with the fact that Bob loved them each and all so dearly and often boasted proudly about each and all of them.

    May God strengthen you as a devoted family, during this time and may the thoughts of Bob remain in your hearts and comfort you with the many joyful memories of his unselfish service and loyal dedication which he gave to every aspect of his life ..forever.

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