[act-ma] 3/07 Remembering Bob D’Attilio

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sun Feb 28 16:59:51 PST 2021

* Remembering Robert D’Attilio!*
*/March 7, 2021 at 2 p.m./* (EST)

D’ATTILIO, Robert International scholar of the Sacco and Vanzetti case 
dies in Medford Lifelong resident of Medford, MA, Robert “Bob” 
D’Attilio, died November 19, 2020 at his home. He was 85 years of age. 
The son of Dominic and Josephine (Giuseppina Gianiorio), Italian 
immigrants from the town of Navelli in the Abruzzo region of Southern 
Italy, Bob attended Medford High School and was a graduate in Electrical 
Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1956). Devoted 
to the arts, he enjoyed listening to opera and jazz, and worked for many 
years as a stage manager at a local theatre company in Cambridge. An 
international scholar of the Sacco and Vanzetti case, Bob devoted his 
life to their memory, authoring many articles about the historical 
context of Italian American anarchism. He also narrated the short film, 
La Marcia del Dolore / The March of Sorrow: The Funeral of Sacco and 
Vanzetti. Bob spoke at numerous commemorative events over the years such 
as the rededication of the historical marker to Sacco and Vanzetti in 
the North End of Boston in 2007. Bob was also an active member in many 
local organizations, including the Community Church of Boston, the Dante 
Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, and the Sacco and Vanzetti 
Commemoration Society. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole, and 
his brother Albert; he leaves behind a cousin, Paul D’Attilio. Bob was 
cremated at the Della Russo Funeral Parlor in MEDFORD. A virtual 
Memorial Service will be held on March 7, 2021. Please contact Dean 
Stevens, Acting Administrator and Musical Director at the Community 
Church of Boston, at commchurch at gmail.com or 617-266-6710.

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