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Robert N. Giustina

January 28, 1934 ~ September 1, 2017 (age 83)
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West Springfield – Robert Nicholas Giustina, 83, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center.  Robert was born at home January 28, 1934 in West Springfield to the late Charles and Elizabeth (Donatini) Giustina.  Robert worked at a young age with his father at the family business, Charles Fuel Oil.  He owned and operated Giustina Construction Company and West Side Karts, a go kart shop with his brother Charlie.  He loved his family, racing stock cars and quarter midget cars at Riverside.  Robert ran the Zamboni and worked for the Big E for over 20 years.  He had a love of horses since a young age and his dream came true when they bought Afterall Farm.    He enjoyed his winters in Florida for over 22 years and camping in Monson.  He is a communicant to St. Thomas Church in West Springfield.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Joyce Giustina (Signet), his children, Mary Marsh and her husband Lawrence, Paul Giustina, Diane Leitao and her husband Anthony and Daniel Giustina and his girlfriend Laura Theroux all of West Springfield.  He was the cherished “Gramps” to Nicholas, Keith, Amy and Eric and great grandfather “Bob” to 7 great grandchildren.  He was the caring brother to Eleanor Giustina of West Springfield, and Lorraine Hildebrand and her husband David of Naples, FL.  He will be dearly missed by his brother-in-law David and Carol Signet, and sisters-in-law Karen and Fred LaBelle, Maureen Dion, and Irene Della Giustina and many nieces and nephews.  Robert was predeceased by his brother Charles Giustina and brother-in-law Roger Dion.   Calling hours for Robert will be Tuesday from 4:00PM-7:00PM at TOOMEY-OBRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield Street, West Springfield.  A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 11AM at St. Thomas Church, 47 Pine Street, West Springfield, burial to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement Inc, 300 East Haddam Road, Salem, CT 06420.


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