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James N. Ciasullo

May 26, 1928 ~ March 3, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

James Ciasullo Obituary

Douglas- James N. Ciasullo, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Blackstone Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Whitinsville after a period of declining health.

        He is survived by his loving wife Joan I. (Abell) Ciasullo with whom he shared just shy of 69 years of marriage. He also leaves 3 sons, James H. Ciasullo and his wife Guylaine of Dudley, Gary Ciasullo of Millis, and David Ciasullo and his wife Pam of Millis; 4 grandchildren, James L. Ciasullo of Grafton, Caitlyn Ciasullo of Dudley, Vanessa Ciasullo of Millis, and Nicholas Ciasullo of Millis, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ciasullo of Millis. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Grace Applei of Westwood, and Dorothy Gauthier of Braintree and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Michael D. Ciasullo in 1968.

        Born in Boston on May 26, 1928, Jim was the son of James J. and Margaret (Goodale) Ciasullo and was raised in the Roslindale/ West Roxbury area. Jim enlisted in the U.S Navy at the age of 17 and proudly served during the World War II era. After 4 years of dedicated service, he obtained his High School GED.

        Jim met his bride Joan at a Polish American Dance Club in Boston and were soon married in 1954. After living in California for 5 years, Jim moved his family to Millis in 1961 where he and his wife Joan raised their children eventually relocating to Douglas in 1979. In retirement, Jim and Joan enjoyed many years at their winter home in Micco, Florida.

        Jim was a skilled machinist for several area companies including Olson Medical Products in Ashland., American Optical in Framingham/ Southbridge where he spent almost 15 years, and Schott Fiber Optics in Southbridge, retiring in 1988. 

        Jim was an avid sports fan especially enjoying the Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots. He enjoyed watching his sons play hockey, from youth all the way through high school. Jim also loved listening to music, his favorites being Frank Sinatra, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, the Big Band era of the 1940’s, 1950’s country music, along with many others. In retirement, he was an avid reader with a preference for mystery novels. Jim had a great sense of humor, quick wit, and loved to make people laugh.

         As a product of the “Greatest Generation”, Jim was a devoted family man who deeply loved his wife, sons, and grandchildren. This love also extended to his daughter-in laws, sisters, and their families. They were his entire world and they will forever love and miss him. 

His Celebration of Life will be privately held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name may be made to the: Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:

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