of Jonesboro, AR
October 18, 1936 - September 14, 2020
Bob Massanelli, 83, of Jonesboro, went to be with his heavenly father on Monday, September 14, 2020, passing away peacefully at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House with his granddaughter, Haven Massanelli, at his his side.He was a devout Catholic and member of Blessed Sacrament Church of Jonesboro.Bob retired from Safeway after 33 years, then went on to Massanelli Dry Cleaners. One of Bob's greatest loves, aside from his wife Dorothy, was his 1963 Volkswagen convertible. He also enjoyed going to the Senior Life Center, and having coffee with his friends. Family was everything to Bob and he will be greatly missed.Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Adele Massanelli; and his sister, Mary Jane Peace.He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Massanelli; his son, Ralph (Sherry) Massanelli; brother, Mike (Helen) Massanelli; grandchildren, Haven Massanelli, Dustin Black of PA, Mike Rosten of CA; great-grandchildren, Deuce Black, Kayleigh Black, Spencer Black, Cole Rosten, and Michael Rosten; and many nieces and nephews.At the family's request, all services will be private at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A family gathering will begin at 10 am on September 18,2020 with rosary beginning at 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 am on September 18,2020. Burial will follow at Nettleton Cemetery.Pallbearers will include his granddaughter, Haven Massanelli; friends, Jerry Tibbs and Harold Miles; nephews, Dean Peace, Shawn Smith and Johnny Wayne Smith.For lasting memorials, the family requests that consideration be given to Blessed Sacrament Church and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Jonesboro.Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home of Jonesboro.In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are required and social distancing is being observed.
Just today I discovered Bobby had died last month. Having recently lost my husband, Bill, I have been a bit "out of the loop." I knew Bobby best when he was very young. He was one of our "gang" when we were in our early teens. All of us took turns having get-togethers at our houses, spinning records and dancing, having refreshments, and just having the kind of innocent fun kids that age used to have. I remember holding hands with Bobby one time at the movies...he was a sweet boy, and, I'm sure, a sweet man. I know he will be missed. Rest well,Bobby. Wish we could do it all over again.
I will fondly remember all the years i worked for Mr Bob at the cleaners. Massanelli family always treated me like family and am still very close to some of them today 30 years later. Mr Bob you are at peace now and my prayers are with Ms Dorothy and family. Karen (Miehl) Hawes
I’m going to miss see bob at the senior center when it opens up
My heartfelt condolences go out to my beautiful Aunt Dorothy and my cousin Ralph during this time. Uncle Bob was such a kind man, and although it had been many years since I had seen him, I will always remember him with kindness and love. Sending all my love during this difficult time.
I grew up knowing the Massenelli family. Bob was a quiet, kind man and great example of a Christian man.He will be missed . Rejoice in peace Bob.
Bob was my Dads best friend, great neighbor and a second father I could always count on. Many basketball games, baseball games and yes, a few beers along the way. We were family and I will always love him and miss him. Owens street rocked. Love you Bob, Rest In Peace🙏🙏 You and Daddy behave up there.
Ralph and Sherry I'm so sorry for your loss may he RIP
So sorry for your loss, what a wonderful man. Prayers
I loved Bob . We spent many years together when he exercised in Cardiac Rehab . We shared lots of stories and laughs and a few tears. He was a good man with a Big Heart . He has received his reward now . Rest In Peace my friend..Vickey
So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Bob was a sweet soul and a man of integrity. His infectious smile and wit will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Rest In Peace
We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was always so supportive of us and so nice to us. Prayers for you all.
So sorry for your loss Prayers for you and your family.
I'm so sorry for the loss of Mr Bob.He has always been so very kind to me.He always had a smile on his face.He made my days brighter just like Mrs Mary Jane.Prayers for all u especially Mrs.Dorothy.May he Rest in Peace.Raina
Dorothy I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a really good man. He will be missed. May God give you peace during this time of grief. Love,Barb Dunivan.
Bob & his family welcomed me into the dry clean family 17yrs ago & always made me feel like i was a real part of the family. My thoughts & prayers are with Ms. Dorothy & the rest of the family. Love & prayers for all.
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He and my father, Elbert Henry, worked at Safeway together.Prayers for the family.
Dorothy I am so sorry. Prayers for your comfort