Robert “Bob” Soldano
Robert “Bob” Soldano, a resident of Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA, passed away peacefully on October 26 after a short battle with ALS.
The son of the late Antonio and Ida (Bruno) Soldano, and the brother of the late Teresa Morelli, Ann O’Hare, and Frank Soldano, he was born in East Boston and raised in Everett, MA. After graduating from Everett High School, Bob completed General Electric’s Tool and Die Machinist apprenticeship program. He served in the U.S. Army with a rank of SPC, and was honorably discharged in June 1970.
A man of adventure, he found the perfect partner in his late wife June (Bevilacqua) Soldano. Married on October 6, 1968, they spent fifty years together riding roller coasters, golfing, entertaining, and lovingly maintaining their home in Peabody, MA. Bob and June loved to take on huge home projects, doing design, demolition and renovations as a team. They knew how to enjoy life and spent many vacations at their favorite spot, DisneyWorld.
Bob was a long time employee of Polaroid in Waltham, MA, where, as a mechanical design engineer, he created and implemented new machining tools to increase the operating efficiency of the company.
Bob is survived by his sister, Elaine Currie and her husband Richard of Lynnfield, MA, numerous nieces and nephews, and dear friend Margaret O’Connell of Peabody, MA.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday November 14 at 10:30 am at the Brooksby Village Chapel located at 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bob’s memory to The ALS Association (als.org/massachusetts) or Care Dimensions, Danvers (caredimensions.org).
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