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Robert J. Delosa

December 14, 1943 — January 23, 2021

Waltham – Mr. Robert J. Delosa, of Waltham, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in his home. He was 77 years old.

Bob was born in Waltham on December 14, 1943, a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Caddigan) Delosa, and had been a lifelong resident.

He had worked at BLH Electronics in Canton for over thirty years and most recently in the maintenance department at The Mill in Waltham.

He was a man of varied interests and hobbies and loved being around his family. One of his best days came on July 11, 1970 when he married Beverly A. Mazzola in Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton.

In addition to his wife of fifty years, Beverly, he leaves his daughter, Dawn M. Gaffney (John) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Samantha Bourdeau, John Gaffney, Jr., and Vanessa Gaffney; his great-grandchild, Nevaeh McLendon; his brothers and sisters, George Delosa of Ashland, Joseph Delosa, Daniel Delosa, Patricia Hook, and Carol Stifflemire, all of Melbourne, Florida and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

He was also the brother of the late Thomas Delosa and Richard Delosa.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bob's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, January 28th from 4 to 7 p.m.

His funeral service and burial will be private.

Those wishing to view Bob's service may do so at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 29th via this link


Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

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