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“Chris, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you all be comforted in this difficult time. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Frank Widjaja Yu - Austin, TX

“My sincerest condolences to you and your family in this time of morning. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Pereira - new bedford, MA

“Chris, Melanie and I are very sorry to hear of your dads passing. May he rest in peace. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Ronnie Sullivan - Waltham, MA

“Mr. Casella,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - TX

“I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.may the families keep the wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Chris,Vanessa,Christopher,Anthony & Olivia,We all just learned of your father,grandfather's passing from Megan . What a devastating loss. There are...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Mastrangelo - Hopkinton, MA

“Kenny, Mrs. Casella and Family. my sincere condolences on Mr. Casella's passing. He was a good man, devoted husband, and raised wonderful sons....Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pete Mulholland - Pepperell, MA

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Casella. He was very blessed to have such a loving family. I will pray for him and for your family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Joan (Monahan) Streeter - Waltham, MA

“Chris & VanessaOur prayers are with you in this difficult time ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: John Grieci - Carona, CA - Friend

“To the entire Casella Family, we are so terribly sorry for your loss, Jim has been such a wonderful neighbor and we will miss seeing his smiling face...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mike & Marie Luskin - Waltham, MA


James M. Casella, 93, passed away on Thursday August 6, 2020 at his home in Waltham surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to his wife Santa (Ingegneri) Casella.

Mr. Casella was the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Manero) Casella. He was born, raised, educated, and lived his entire life in Waltham. Jim was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He served in Germany in the Army of Occupation. He was honorably discharged in May of 1947.

He built his home in Waltham where he has lived since 1966. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family at his camp at Baxter Lake in Rochester, New Hampshire. He loved nothing more than sitting by a roaring fire, playing cards, and going for a golf cart ride to the beach. He was extremely handy and always willing to help anyone. He always seemed to have just the right tool necessary for any odd job or item that needed fixing. He and Sandy took trips to California, Florida, Italy, Bermuda, and several cruises. Jim was a devout Catholic and was a long time member of Our Lady's Parish in Waltham.

In addition to his wife, Santa, he is survived by his sons, James and his wife Marlene of Burlington, Christopher and his wife Vanessa of Milford, Brian and his wife Tara of Burlington and Kenneth Casella of Waltham. He was the loving Papa to Christopher, Anthony, Olivia, Juliana, Allison, Mitchell, and Caroline Casella. He is also survived by his sister, Jeanette Rheaume, his brother, Robert Casella and many other loving family members.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Jim's life on Friday, August 14th in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Mount Feake Cemetery is private and there are no calling hours.

Others may view Jim's Funeral Mass and Military Honors by visiting https://distantlink.com/Joyce.html at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 14th.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in memory of James Casella, to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift.