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Rev. Robert H. Masciocchi, CSS

Rev. Robert H. Masciocchi, CSS
  • September 14, 1927 - April 10, 2017
  • Walthallm, Massachusetts

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“Great and priestly, happy memories of Fr. Masciocchi from my student days in the Minor Seminary at Elm Bank in the late 1950's.He was a positive,...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Tony Campana - Arlington, VA

“I had the honor and blessing of discussing and sharing in ministry with Fr. Bob over the last two years. Fr. Bob was a deep man of prayer and God&...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Craig Dyke - Braintree, MA

“Today my uncle and godfather is being laid to rest. I cannot remember a time when he was not there for our family and always a part of my life. He...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: caroline worthmann - FL - Family

“Father Bob,So very dedicated for so many years to the ministry and service of the Stigmatine Fathers. Best Cape Cod neighbor anyone could ever hope...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Mara - West Yarmouth, MA

“I met Father Bob in 1977 and instantly joined the Espousal Prayer Community. Forty years later, I count so many blessings from that experience. His...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Evelyn Reilly - Waltham, MA

“Father Masciocchi, I did not know you well. What I do know: You married my parents. You led the service when they renewed their wedding vows. ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Cullinane - Family Friend

“FATHER ROBERT, MY GREAT UNCLE , WAS THERE FOR THE HAPPY TIMES IN MY LIFE - BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS,HOLIDAYS AND WAS A GREAT COMFORT TO ME IN THE TOUGHEST...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: NANCY REILLY - W KEANSBURG, NJ

“If not for you our Marriage would not be as strongThankyou for your love and wisdomBe at peace ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Ocallaghan - Waltham, MA

“The multitude of cherished memories will be with us all for a life time--god has blessed you and welcomed you--Bruce and Jean ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: bruce and jean mc gee - waltham, MA

“Other than my own father, Father Bob was the greatest male influence in my life's journey. Mash was the first to tell me about Life in God's...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Gallagher - North Grafton, MA

“You guided me spiritually at first, and then you became my friend. You knew I was hurting before I did and you guided me through those times as well...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Elizabeth Almeida - Somerset, MA


Waltham – Reverend Robert H. Masciocchi, 89, a member of the Stigmatine community for more than seventy years, died in Boston on April 10, 2017 after a brief illness.

Father Masciocchi, CSS was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 14, 1927, the son of the late Enrico and Carolina (Miglierina) Masciocchi and was educated in Boston Public Schools. After graduating from high school he joined the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata of our Lord Jesus Christ (Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers) in 1945, making his first religious profession of vows in 1948. Father Masciocchi was ordained a priest in Rome on June 12, 1954. He went on to graduate studies and was granted a Master of Arts degree from Boston College and a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from the Andover-Newton School of Theology.

During almost 63 years in the priesthood, Father Masciocchi served in a variety of ministries as a pastor, seminary professor and retreat director. He was active in substance abuse rehabilitation programs and prison ministry. Father Bob conducted healing services and led retreats, in addition to being a licensed counselor in the state of Massachusetts. He had been active in Cursillo, Marriage Encounter and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

At the time of his death he was serving as Director of the Espousal Retreat House and Conference Center in Waltham.

Father Bob was predeceased by his two brothers Emil Mashie (Elizabeth) and Reno Masciocchi (Marie), as well as his sister Mary Inez Saulnier (George). His memory is cherished by his nephews and nieces: Henry and Linda Masciocchi, Hermann and Caroline Worthmann, George and Mary Saulnier, Robert and Kathleen Saulnier, Gerald and Judith Trovato, David and Mary Mashie, and Nancy Sacino, as well as many grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins. He leaves also the members of his religious family, the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers, with whom he shared life and ministry for almost seventy-two years, as well as many friends and people whom he touched by his devoted priestly ministry.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Espousal Retreat House, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at the Espousal Retreat House Chapel on April 19, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. Internment will be at the Stigmatine plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 110 Medway Road, Milford.

In place of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Espousal Retreat House, c/o The Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers, 554 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452.