Bruce D.'s Story
Bruce D. Casassa, 82, of Seabrook, died on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was born June 21, 1934, in Montague, Mass., a son of the late Mario and Hazel (Williams) Casassa.
Raised in Keene, Bruce graduated from Keene High School with the Class of 1952. He then attended Wentworth Institute, where he graduated in 1954 as an aviation mechanic.
Bruce married his beloved wife of 61 years, Priscilla (Cheney) Casassa of Seabrook, in 1955. They lived briefly in Alexandria, Va., before moving to Seabrook, where they made their home since 1962.
Mr. Casassa worked as an aviation mechanic for the former Capitol Airlines, now United Airlines, for 42 years, retiring in 1997.
Bruce served on the Seabrook School Board for many years, and was a member of the Snowmobile Association and Romeo Riders. He was a motorcycle enthusiast to say the least, riding in every state except Hawaii. He also enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter throughout New England and Canada, but his greatest joy was his family, with whom he cherished every moment.
In addition to his wife, family members include his children, Barbara Kenney and her husband, David; Bruce “Chuck” Casassa and his wife, Robin; Karen St. Laurent and her husband, Jon; Brian Casassa and his wife, Alexandra; Anthony Casassa and his wife, Allison; Terri Gobbi and her husband, Joseph; a brother, Paul Casassa; daughter-in-law, Arlene Casassa; 20 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Scott Casassa.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2016, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home and Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Easter Seals New Hampshire, attn: development department, 555 Auburn Street, Manchester, NH 03103, or a charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Bruce’s memorial website, sign his tribute wall, or for directions.
Published on  August 8, 2016