Folsom Funeral Service

Baressi, Salvatore P.

Salvatore Philip Baressi, a longtime resident of Readville, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at the West Roxbury Medical Center in Boston.  He was 95.  Salvatore was born October 21, 1925 in Framingham, Massachusetts, the last surviving of the four children of Paulo and Providencia (Arnone) Baressi, immigrants from Italy.  He was inducted into the US Navy in December of 1943 and went through basic training at Sampson Air Force Base in New York before serving on the destroyer escort USS Jack Miller in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre where he was awarded two bronze stars.  “The bronze star is the fourth highest ranking award a service member can receive for a heroic and meritorious deed performed in an armed conflict*.”  Salvatore was honorably discharged as a machinist mate, 2nd class in February of 1946.  He went on to a 35 year career as a postal clerk in the US Post Office where he worked at the South Boston Postal Annex in Boston until his retirement in 1987. Salvatore was a 50 year member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Dedham.  He enjoyed ballroom dancing and was talented in carpentry and household repairs.  Salvatore was the husband of the late Ida Raffaela (Giammasi) Baressi for 66 years until her passing in 2018, and the brother of the late Edward Baressi, the late Dominic Baressi, and the late Madeline Rizzo.  He is survived by his daughter, Donna Baressi of Readville, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, November 22nd from 2 to 6 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home Monday at 9:30 am and process to St. Anne’s Church, 82 West Milton Street, Readville for his funeral Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment with military honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park.  Donations to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Katie and Paul Crugnola
    November 18th, 2020 | 11:45 am

    Donna, we send our love your way. Sal lit up a room, his smile was infectious and you and your mom were his jewels. Keep all the good memories close and know how proud he is of you. He and Ida are dancing in heaven!

  2. Susie Tringali
    November 18th, 2020 | 11:52 am

    Donna, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Sal was a great man and you are an amazing daughter and person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything – please let me know.

  3. Colleen LUTKEVICH
    November 18th, 2020 | 1:35 pm

    Dear Donna,
    I have such wonderful memories of your Dad and your Mom – driving us to Nantasket Beach for the day and getting us all pizza from Papa Gino’s afterwards. Such a wonderful man – would never let us pay for anything. He lived a great, long life. I know how much you will miss him and I am thinking about you and praying your memories are fun and wonderful. love, Colleen

  4. November 19th, 2020 | 9:28 am

    Dear Donna,

    Our hearts are broken! We will miss Sal deeply and treasure all the wonderful memories we have had over the years! We were so happy that he was Elizabeth’s Godfather! He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle, so kind and caring, and what a laugh he had!

  5. Irene Lepro
    November 19th, 2020 | 1:34 pm

    Dear Donna my thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this tough time. He was Joe’s favorite uncle, that’s how he always referred to him!! Your dad was the kindest man I ever met. He was always joyful and kind to everyone he met!!! He loved you and your Mom so much! They will be together now in Eternal peace! Please stay in touch.

  6. Eileen & Chip
    November 20th, 2020 | 12:11 pm

    We are truly saddened for the passing of Uncle Sal and will hold you close in our hearts through this difficult time.
    What a wonderful man he was! His strength,compassion , humor and stability was an influence to all that knew and loved him.
    His hopes & dreams for you will lead you through this time of grief.
    We have lost a great man but his spirit will live on forever in our hearts.

  7. November 20th, 2020 | 5:38 pm

    Donna, we were so sad to learn of Sal’s passing. He had such a great spirit, always willing to lend a helping hand to the children @ Dancetime & their parents. Shall always remember him bringing donuts on those early morning ticket recital days for those of us in line. It was always a pleasure running into him & Ida @ the Old Country Buffet. May your special memories of both of your parents lessen your pain. We are always here for you.

  8. becky connerney
    November 20th, 2020 | 7:17 pm

    Hi Miss Donna, my family and I are so deeply sorry to hear about Sal. He was the greatest guy. We will always have the fondest memories of him from the recital days. He always made it extra fun!! As always, please never hesitate to reach out if you need anything. We love you, and we’re here for you.

  9. The Hynds family
    December 10th, 2020 | 1:27 am

    Miss Donna,

    We are heartbroken to learn about your dads passing. He was an amazing guy. Always smiling and handing out the lollipops to the kids and making them smile. Always fixing things at the studio.

    You were lucky to have him for so long.

    He’s up with yr mom now and watching you from above.

    Big hugs and prayers as you heal.

    Luv ya, Janine, Christiana & Chriso

  10. Lori Stallings
    December 10th, 2020 | 1:42 pm

    Donna, so very sorry to just hear about your dad. He was such a kind and personable person that always had such a way with the kids. Last time I saw your parents was at the recital and it was a special night as at the end, they were honored for an anniversary. I would of liked to attend the services and given you a big hug. Please take care and thinking of you. Love, Lori, Tim, Brian, Joe, Kevin and Lily Stallings

    The best dance teacher ever as my daughter says.

  11. Joe Macdonald
    February 12th, 2021 | 10:57 am

    Hi Donna, I just heard of the passing of your Father. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

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