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“I am shocked and saddened to hear of Cousin Bob's passing. I first remember Bob when he stayed with us in San Lorenzo on his way to Vietnam - as a...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Tom Ventresco - Oakland

2 of 15 | Posted by: Lorraine Taylor - HAMPSTEAD, NH

“Dear Mary - so very sorry to hear about Bobby's passing - returned from Florida this past Saturday - sad I was not able to attend services for your...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Lorraine Taylor - HAMPSTEAD, NH

“Bobby:It's been a long, long time (26 years in Atlanta), since we last saw each other, but I always enjoyed our talks and laughs. Rest in peace, my...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Albert Grasso - Lawrenceville, GA

“I was very sad to hear of Bobby's passing and my deepest sympathy goes out to Mary and Bob Jr. It has been a lot of years since we last saw each...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Leonard Mastrangelo - CA - family

“I'll always fondly remember our early years in the summer when our families went on Sunday excursions to Pioneer's Village, Salem Willows, and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Eddie Rosa - Stoneham, MA

“I was saddened to learn of Bob's passing. Although its been many years since we last had contact. We were classmates, teammates and friends at...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Greco - Plymouth, MA

“I remember a good man, easy going, a Vietnam vet, a good business partner, excellent cook, who always had a smile on his face. May he rest in peace. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Savage - Family

“Rest in peace Big Bob. Learned so much from you and Pat Prince at Custom Leasing and Rental. I would not have been in business for thirty seven years...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: al scott - walpole, MA - Friend

“I just learned of Uncle Bob's passing and am deeply saddened by your loss. I will remember him for his kind, soft spoken manner and hearty laugh. ...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Savage Jr - New York, NY

“We were very sad to learn that Bob had passed away and are very sorry for your loss. I'll remember him fondly for his talents in the kitchen during...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dianne Tiberii - MD - Family

“Since we moved to Waltham almost twelve years ago, the Ventresco family has been the best neighbors! When we were looking to move one of the things...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: ELVIRA PELLEGRINI - WALTHAM, MA

“Rest in peace Bob and may God have mercy on you were a devoted son and a credit to your family ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Joseph Gavegnano - Morrisston, FL

“I'm so sorry to hear about your husband passing his parents used to lived on The same street as I did in Medford years ago may god be with you and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Lorraine Butler - Derry, NH

“knew Bobby thru his family over the years in Medford.He was soft spoke and definitely a good guy.Sad to see him passRay ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Ray Jackson - Andover, MA

Mr. Robert P. Ventresco Sr., of Waltham, died Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Care Dimensions Hospice Residence in Lincoln. He was 76.

Bob was born on March 17, 1943 in Chelsea, a son of the late Benedetto and Florence (Mingotti) Ventresco. Raised in Medford he graduated from Medford High School and then honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War serving the forward aviation unit during 1962 and 1963. He married Newton native Mary R. Peters in Our Lady Help of Christians Church on April 29, 1972 and they have made Waltham their home for over 40 years.

Bob worked in investigations for many years with the Registry of Motor Vehicles before retiring. He then owned and operated Adventure Rental Car Agency in Allston/Brighton for several years.

He will be remembered as a quiet and gentle man.

In addition to his beloved wife of 47 years, Mary, he leaves their chrished son, Robert P. Ventresco Jr. of Brookline; his devoted sister-in-law Carol A. Peters of Newton; also survived by four siblings; nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Robert's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, March 5th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorials in his name to Home Base | Veteran & Family Care (a partnership of the Boston Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital) , 1 Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129 would be appreciated.

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