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“I had the honor to work with Louis at engine 3 early on in my career. I was taught quite a lot from Louis. He was a kind gentle man and may he rest...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Marshall - Bedford, MA

“To the Casella family and all Lou's friends I offer my sincere condolences. I met Lou in my rookie year as a member of the Waltham Fire Dept. I...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Grigorakos - Waltham, MA

“My sincere condolences to the whole family.I have such fond childhood memories of Mr. Casella and Mrs. Casella. They had always Welcomed me into...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Cappadona - Waltham, MA

“What I remember first of Louis is his wonderful laugh. He really enjoyed a great story. Whatever Louis did he did well. He was a great firefighter...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: donald bell - Lexington, MA

“I"m sorry to hear of Lou"s passing. I thought of George and Lou playing ball with Brandy & Buffy on the school lawn. Hardworker, Familyman, ClassAct....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Bud Sweet - Sudbury, MA

“To the Froemds and family of Louis Casella,Although I did not have the privilege of knowing Louis personally, I know he must have been a very fine...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Doris and family, It's so sad to lose someone very special to us. Remember the happy times. You were blessed to have your dad that long. RIP ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Smith - townsend, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Trevin Morgan - Manchester, NH

“For Mr Casella's entire family..I'm so deeply sorry for your heartache and your sorrow.. may he rest in eternal peace.. free from pain and suffering....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Pelletier - Townsend, MA


Waltham - Mr. Louis J. Casella, of Townsend, formerly of Waltham, died at home on Sunday December 10, 2017 surrounded by family. He was 82.

Louis was born in Waltham on February 10, 1935, a son of the late Luigi and Carmella (Repisardi) Casella. He was raised in Waltham and left school before graduating to help provide for his family by working on Devincent's Farm. It was on the farm that he met Mary Maloney and the pair were married on October 13, 1957.

He enlisted in the United States Army and served honorably during the Korean War. Until his retirement in 1991 Lou was a Waltham firefighter for over thirty years, mainly at Engine 8 on Trapelo Road. He was also a driver for many years for Taylor and Murphy Oil Company in Waltham.

He had been a member of the PFC John M. Sullivan, USMC Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10334 in Waltham and the American Legion in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

Louis was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather . . . his love for his family is beyond words. His daughters adored him for his selflessness and unending support and for the loving care he gave their mother over the course of her long illness.

Besides his wife, Mary (Maloney) Casella he is survived by his children, Carol Casella of Groton, Linda Muscato of Fairfield, Connecticut, Joan Hamilton and her husband, David, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, and Doris Landry of Nashua, New Hampshire; his brother, Frank Casella of Waltham; his grandchildren, Brian and Brooke Jaillet, Scott Landry and his wife, Cheryl, Michael and Ryan Muscato and David and Angela Hamilton; his great-granddaughter, Nora Landry and many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Sharon Casella and a brother of the late Mary Lucas, Ida Welch, Angelina McLellan, Rose Palumbo, Joseph, James, Salvatore, and Carmello 'Cam' Casella.

Family and friends will honor and remember Louis' life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20) Waltham on Thursday, December 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning when his funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to DO-Good Dog Rescue, PO Box 1320, Ashland, NH 03217.