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Robert "Buddy" E. Spagnuolo

October 7, 1930 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 90)

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Spagnuolo, Robert E. "Buddy" of the North End of Boston passed away peacefully on August 30, 2021.

Devoted husband of over 67 years Josephine (Salvati) Spagnuolo. 

Loving father of Robert E. Spagnuolo Jr. and wife, Daryah, Denise Spagnuolo, Carmine Spagnuolo and wife, Kerry, Richard Spagnuolo and Teresa Spagnuolo. 

He is predeceased by 7 sisters and 3 brothers. 

Cherished grandfather of Robert J, Alex, Caesar, Joseph, Carmine, Christopher, Marco, Marla, Richard, Diandra, Dario, Giuliana, Salvatore, Fortunato, Valentina and the late Ariana Spagnuolo.

Adored great grandfather of Ashleigh, Gia, Ciana, Caesar and Richard.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends will honor Buddy's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, (Orient Heights) East Boston on Monday September 6th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM  before proceeding to Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish, 320 Hanover Street North End of Boston MA 02113, for a Funeral Mass celebrating Buddy's life at 10:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Buddy being laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden with military honors. 

Buddy was a member of the Local Union 25 and Knights of Columbus in the North End, as well as a proud Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

In accordance with the City of Boston Five-Point Plan for the Delta Variant of COVID-19, face masks are required at all times when indoors.

Funeral home is handicapped accessible. Complimentary transportation to and from the North End for those family and friends that are unable to get to the visiting hours on their own (please contact funeral home in advance for transportation).





September 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Service
September 7, 2021

9:00 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

September 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Leonard of Port Maurice Parish
320 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113

September 7, 2021

11:15 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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