Benjamin Bartolini

June 13, 1924February 19, 2013

EASTHAM - Benjamin Bartolini, of Delray Beach Florida, formerly of Framingham and Eastham Massachusetts, passed away February 19th, 2013 at the age of 88 years old. He was born into a hard working and loving family in Framingham, Massachusetts, June 13th 1924. He continued throughout his life living the American dream, as a son, husband and father. Ben, son of Raniero and Carmela and brother of Mario, was a graduate from Framingham High School, class of ‘42. After graduating from Massachusetts Radio School, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1943 and served throughout WWII as a radio officer, seeing his share of battles (Runs to Murmansk Russia, Italy and Egypt). Upon returning home from war, he married the love of his life Eleanor H. Connery. He worked for The New England Telephone Company for 38 years. A community oriented man, Ben was a boy scout, an eagle scout and leader for 30 years. He served on the Framingham school committee, first as a member and finishing as the chairman. When purchasing a parcel of land in Eastham MA in 1956 and constructing his home, Ben had no idea that he would be a part of founding a compound for his, and his brother’s families, who continue to live on the property today. While allowing his family to summer on the Cape until their move in 1977, he continued to work for the phone company until 1984, retiring as a manager. Carrying on his commitment to community, Ben worked on the Eastham finance committee, spearheading the construction of the Eastham DPW Barn. His travels with his wife Eleanor and friends Tony and Betty Conte, led him to vacationing in Florida, until he made his permanent move to Country Manors, in Delray Beach. His intellectual savvy was unending even in retirement. As the document expert for Country Manors, he was the go-to person for any problem or question. Serving as a special adviser to the president of Country Manors, he was well-known, highly respected and equally knowledgeable. Throughout the years, he held the position of head of the family, always being called upon for advice and support. He is survived by his wife Eleanor, his daughter and son in law Brenda and James Benoit, his son and daughter in law Bruce and Elaine, his son Barry, his daughter and son in law Bonnie and Tim Trott and grandchildren Ben, Bethany, Hannah and Gina, nieces and nephews as well as dearly loved long time friends. Benjamin was a man who we all feel so truly blessed to have had in our lives, and for that we will always be thankful. Calling hours are Monday, February 25th, at Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans MA from 4-7 pm. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, February 26th at St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans, Massachusetts at 10 am, with a burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Jim Colonna

February 27, 2013

I worked for Benny for several years at New England Telephone. Not only was he a good boss, but just a great person to be around and very caring of all people that worked for him..My condolences to all his family..Hi to Brenda and Jim

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

February 26, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Wally Foster

February 24, 2013

One of the finest men it was my pleasure to know

February 24, 2013

sorry for your loss Bonnie....Fran Hurley Lindquist BSC :)

February 23, 2013

Dear Eleanor and Family I wish to send my condolences and extend our deepest sympathy to all of the Bartolini family. Benny will be sadly missed and in our hearts forever. I am extremely sorry that my family and I will not be able to attend these services. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~Linda Trudel and Family ~

Mick Mickle

February 22, 2013

He was a great man, with a great family. My heart goes out to Ben's family.

Karl and Marilyn Hoyt

February 22, 2013

So sorry for your loss.

Sandy Eskedahl

February 22, 2013

I worked for Mr. Bartolini at New England Telephone Co. He was a wonderful man, always smiling, and I am saddened to hear of his loss. My symapthies and prayers for his family. He will be missed.

February 22, 2013

To Eleanor and the kids; Ben has been a dear friend through many many years. We wish him much deserved peace and joy in heaven. May you all find comfort in that.
Love, Kay and Tony

Chaplain Richard Reuer

February 21, 2013

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, Send for request to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701 or click on "CONTACT ME" to email me your mailing address.) (This service is free to all veteran families). Thank you for your serving from one veteran to another - Thanks!