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ASARESE, Ottaviano S. "Toby"

ASARESE - Ottaviano S. "Toby"
Of South Hadley, MA, age 74, passed on September 20, 2017 at Hartford Hospital with his family by his side. Born April 26, 1943 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Philip and Christine (Testa) Asarese. For 40 years, Toby was in management at Consolidated Freightways and was originally from Buffalo, NY. For a number of years, the family lived in Wilbraham and has been in South Hadley for the past 13 years. Toby loved sports, most especially playing golf and basketball. His greatest passion was his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 53 years, Claudia J. (Palma) along with his children, Lisa Banach and her husband Edward of Russell, Peter Asarese of S. Hadley, Philip Asarese and his wife Christine of Chicopee and his dear grandchildren. Toby is also survived by his siblings, Jenny Cappellino (Russell), Dominic (Pamela) and Rosalie Asarese, all of Buffalo, NY. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Christine. Visitation will be Sunday, September 24th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home between 10-10:15 a.m. or meet at the church. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. For details, please visit

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