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John B. Tassone, 97

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  John Batista Tassone, 97 of North Adams, MA died on Sunday December 11, 2022 after a brief stay at North Adams Commons.

He was born in North Adams, MA on October 27, 1925, a son of Antonio and Theresa (Ciardi) Tassone. He attended local schools including Drury High School. 

John was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Navy in the Pacific.   He worked at General Electric Co in Pittsfield for 30 years until his retirement in 1986. John was a member of Stamford Valley Golf Course and the bowling league at Mt. Greylock Bowl. John was a lover of music, an avid walker and a loyal fan of The Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

His wife was Mary Ann (Mahoney) Tassone, who died on July 21, 2001. They were married on October 23, 1948. Survivors include two daughters- Lynn A. (Christopher) Riordan of North Adams, MA and Karen L. (Robert) Foote of Adams, MA and two sons- Craig R. (Candice) Tassone of Virginia Beach, VA and Christopher J. (Renee) Tassone of North Adams, MA. He also leaves seven grandchildren including Tara Stred, Adam Tassone, Ashley Riordan, Jocelyn Lentine, Amanda Shank, Spencer Tassone, Michael Riordan; five great grandchildren- Derek Stred, Ryleigh Lentine, Austin Lentine, Molly Shank and Roma Tassone; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews especially John Lazarczyk for taking him on several vacations. He was predeceased by five brothers and six sisters- Carmela, Angeline, Theresa, Letizia, Rose, Rita, Dominic, Francis, Angelo, Joseph and Bruno. John was also predeceased by his grandson, Christopher Lefave. John's family wants to thank the staff of the North Adams Commons for the wonderful care they provided.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A military graveside burial for John B. Tassone will be held Friday June 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM in Southview cemetery. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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My brother Richard McMahon and I want to express our deep sympathy to you, the Tassone family, at this time of loss. We were neighbors on Edgewood Ave in Blackinton, MA growing up, and remember your father and mother with affection. Please know that you are all in your prayer, as we pray for all your deceased family members.
Brother John McMahon, fsc
from: Brother John McMahon, fscon: 05-29-2023

Sorry about your Dads passing my thoughts are with you and your family..
from: David Kronickon: 05-25-2023

Cissy, I am so sorry to read about your dad's passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Jill Pompion: 05-24-2023

I am sadden by John’s passing. My prayers are with you all
from: Nanette Schmidton: 05-24-2023