Robert (Bobby) James Cassella, 84, of North Haven, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Monday, September 3, 2018. He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Crystal Sagnella Cassella. Bobby was born in New Haven on November 4, 1933 and was the son of the late Erminio and Mary Cucurullo Cassella. He will be remembered for the former Bob’s Auto Glass of West Haven. He served as a New Haven County Special Deputy Sheriff and was a member of the West Haven Lions Club and the Glazers Union Local #1274. Bobby retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield in North Haven. Father of Michelle Chambrelli (David), Susan Tondalo (Marty) and Doreen Vitiello (Scott). Grandfather of Nicholas, Michael, Danielle and Andrew. Great Grandfather of Dylan. Brother of Marie Jackowitz (Charlie), Nancy Moniz (Ray) and the late Pat and John Cassella. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bobby will be remembered for his kindness, his smile, and his ability to talk to anyone.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Saturday morning at 11:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 11:30. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Partnerships Center Adult Day Care, 3 Industrial Circle, Hamden, CT 06517, Mary Wade Home, 118 Clinton Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513 and/or the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.