Lt. Col. Anthony D. Tassinari

August 4, 1943June 14, 2013

Lt. Col. Anthony D. Tassinari, United States Army Retired, 69, of Palm Bay, Florida passed away on Friday, June 14,2013. Anthony was born in Salem Massachusetts on August 4, 1943 to the late Anthony D. and Elizabeth (Burkinshaw) Tassinari.

Lt. Col. Tassinari was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Amesbury, Massachusetts Class of 1961, Quincy City School of Nursing 1966 and received his BS nursing degree at St. Anselm’s college Manchester, NH in 1976.

Anthony was decorated twenty-four year Army Officer who served in the Vietnam War during 1967-68. Stationed in Tuy Hua 91st Evac Hospital, Anthony volunteered to fly numerous missions giving immediate medical attention to his wounded brothers and sisters in arms.

He moved to Palm Bay upon his retirement from the Army and continued his civilian nursing career a Sea Pines and Florida State Health Department. His final job was Fountainhead Memorial Park.

He is survived by: his sons Steven (Palm Bay), Scott (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania); daughters Shelley Collins, Alicia Gillaspie, Joyce and Melissa (all of Palm Bay), his 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Siblings include: Mary, Susann Carleton, Elizabeth, Charles and Nina; Brother-in-law Jim all of Barefoot Bay Florida; nieces and nephews Elizabeth Stevens, Paul and Christopher Gouin of Exeter, NH, and Susann Desautels of Newburyport, MA. His best friend, Mike Krebs of Palm Bay, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Anthony was devout Catholic. He was instrumental in procuring funds for the building of Our Lady of Grace in Palm Bay where he was a parishioner until his death. A Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Thursday (6/20) at 10:00 AM. Friends may call at Fountainhead Funeral Home Wednesday from 5 until 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topekia, Kansas 66675.



  • Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, June 20, 2013


  • Military Honors, Family Reception

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Maurice Sevigny

July 12, 2014

David and I worked together at the A&P through high school and were friends. We had just reconnected via Facebook juat peior to his passing. I was sorry to learn of his passing. He was a terrific guy. Condolences to his family.

Maurice Sevigny

Linda Limpus

July 17, 2013

My deepest sympathy for Anthony's family. He meant the world to me. met Anthony the day he joined our fellowship, and I came to trust him in so many ways. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was determined to learn about our fellowship and how it worked. He will leave empty spots in many hearts that knew him.

Linda Limpus of Palm Bay Fl
and New Market Tennesse

Nina Tassinari

June 23, 2013

Dear Family and friends-
Thank you all for your love, prayers, kind words. We too were stunned by his quick passing but we were with him at his bedside in the ICU Palm Bay-the staff were fantastic
Love and miss you big brother

Maurice Sevigny

June 23, 2013

I was so shocked to hear of David's passing. He was a classmate, fun guy and good buddy. We worked together during AHS at the Amesbury A&P. My condolences to his family and friends. Maurice Sevigny, AHS Class of 1961

June 23, 2013

We were so happy to see David at our "50th" class reunion. We had a great time catching up. Where have those years gone? Our deepest sympathy. Paul and Joan Hudon

Keith Gosselin

June 20, 2013

My deepest condolences for your loss

June 20, 2013

My condolences to all the Tassinari Family. I was in High School when his Dad was Coach and I worked with Beth at Hale. I was so sorry to read of Tony's passing. God Bless. Natalie White, Haverhill, Ma.

Gerri Minihan

June 20, 2013

Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.

June 20, 2013

dave was such a handsome man--he was our class president and did a terrific job-he was friendly,jovial and kind to all of us--i can still see that big warm smile---so glad you made it to our 50th reunion-----rest in peace----joyce brown

Dino and Jackie Assante

June 20, 2013

We are saddened for all of you to have lost a dear and beloved family member. May God be with each and everyone of you at this difficult time in your lives.