Robert R. Delmastro, 84

Dec 6, 2018 by

Published December 7, 2018

NEWBURY, N.H. — Robert R. “Bob” Delmastro, 84, of Newbury, N.H., formerly of Melrose, died at the Genesis Lebanon Center in Lebanon, N.H. on Nov. 29, 2018.  

Bob was born and raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School. He went on to attend Northeastern University and then served proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Bob was a former Service Manager, General Manager and President of Pioneer Engineering Co. of Salem and American Engineering for 28 years before opening Del Aire Inc. in Melrose from 1983-1989.

He was a founding member, parishioner, CCD teacher, Eucharistic Minister and Board Member of the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose for many years. Bob was a member of the Melrose Elks Club and the Local #537 Pipe Fitters Union for many years. He enjoyed oldies music, bowling, Sunday drives and was an avid Boston sports fan. Bob loved to coach baseball, play cards, travel to Italy, Spain and Venezuela and spend time at the family camp in Sanford, Maine.

Bob was the beloved husband the late Margaret C. (Currier) DelMastro. Loving father of Sharon Black of Methuen, Joanne Whaley and her husband William of Fla., Robert DelMastro, Jr. and his wife Karen of Wenham, William DelMastro and his wife Sharon of Melrose, Debra Beliveau and her husband John, Darlene DelMastro, all of Saugus, Richard DelMastro and his wife Roxanna of Fla. and Susan Baldasaro and her husband Mark of N.H. Caring brother of the late Dominic “Dick” DelMastro, Helen Giarle, Lucille Aborn and Clara Destefano. Cherished grandfather of 21 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, Dec. 7 from 8-9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517. For directions and to sign online condolence visit

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