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Calello, Robert

Robert W. Calello passed away on July 27, 2019 at the age of 67. Born in Dedham, MA, he was the son of Mario and Bertha (Tays) Calello. Bob graduated from Dedham High School and pursued a career in music. For most of his life, he was drummer and vocalist playing in venues throughout the State. Bob was a member of three bands—Lovelace, State of Mind and Grapefruit Doorbell. He enjoyed being with family, riding his motorcycle and hanging with friends at the Midway.  Bob is survived by his sister Jane Creamer, his daughters Ashley Grumazescu and Kimberely Semler, his son Ryan Calello, his stepson Jamie Duffy, five grandchildren and his nephew Jason Davies. Visitation will be Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm at Folsom’s Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham, Mass, followed by a funeral service from 6pm to 6:30 pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Michelle Call
    July 29th, 2019 | 8:09 am

    Kim, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories of your Dad help ease the pain and give you comfort. Michelle

  2. Patty Spaur
    July 29th, 2019 | 5:29 pm

    Jane, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. You were a wonderful sister and such a blessing to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love, Patty

  3. Paul Boudreau
    July 30th, 2019 | 12:53 pm

    Bob and I are lifelong friends. We met in our mid teens and shared many memories together, from hanging at church yard to learning to play music together.We were in many bands together, including Dogmeat (yeah really),Talon,Hushmoney,and Gyspy Rose etc. I knew his parents, who were wonderful people, and now his incredible sister Jane. For many years we were busy working, playing and raising families. We found each about six years ago and reconnected. At that time he was able visit and I am happy to say I got him to reluctantly play for what would be the last time. His joy was understood through his frustration of “It wasn’t perfect “. So Bob! We spoke about once a week since then, and his spirit and personality were always there, even when he had trouble getting his thought out. Seems it helped that I could finish his sentence for him. I know he loved life and as I told him “Didn’t have an off switch”, which showed his lust for life. His family was so important to him and was so happy that he saw his children and grandchildren grow to the fine people that they are. He was truly a friend to all and a brother to me.

  4. April 20th, 2020 | 8:06 am

    i am so very sorry. i cant be there to say goodbye to a very old friend..riding our bikes to nantakei, or just riding bikes thru boston..playing music together..i remember walking to lous for coke or macians storens..wish i could be there..if i remember right i remeber ashly..

  5. April 22nd, 2020 | 2:54 pm

    i keep missing him, and i cant come home to say goodbye, we knew each other since 4 years old, playing baseball in the church yard or taking the bus to hyde park square to buy things. i got one hand now and he has been starting to play my guitar again haunting me..wish i was with him when he left and up there now ..

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