Dennis Joseph Comolli
Dennis Joseph Comolli, 82 of Dover, New Hampshire and Naples, Florida, died on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Concord Hospital.
Dennis met his wife Jessie N. (Gucciardi) Comolli at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in 1954. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year on October 16.
Born in Milford, NH on September 24, 1932, he was a son of the late Arthur and Margaret (Hallisey) Comolli. Dennis and his twin brother, Arthur were well known in Milford as the intelligent and gregarious twins. He graduated ROTC from UNH as the Cadet Colonel in 1954 and served in the US Air Force as a navigator stationed at Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod.
Dennis and Jessie lived in Falmouth for more than 40 years. Mr. Comolli taught biology and physiology at Falmouth High School for 35 years. He was the girls tennis coach and a lover of most sports. He was a football and basketball referee. He was also a dedicated baseball umpire and continued to work games well into his 70s. He was a lifelong Red Sox fan and often boasted that he called balls and strikes at the plate behind catcher, Jason Varitek at spring training.
Mr. Comolli always had a story to tell, and if you were meeting him for the first time, he would most likely know someone that you know. In recent years he kept his scientific mind sharp by focusing on Tuesday afternoon card games with his buddies at Farmwood Village in Dover.
Members of his family include his wife Jessie; his four children, Dennis J. Comolli Jr. of Naples, Fla., David Comolli and Susan Saraceno of Naples, Fla.; Douglas Comolli and his wife, Roxanne of Newburyport, MA, and Diane Murphy and her husband Patrick of Lee, NH; his grandchildren, Craig Comolli, Brandon Comolli, Jane Enos, David Comolli, Jr., Alexandra, Kelly and Shannon Comolli, Daniel and Conor McFarland; his brother, Dr. Arthur Comolli and his wife Barbara of Nashua; also nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours were held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock St., Nashua on Wednesday from 5-7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson followed by a reception at the Nashua Country Club. Friends are invited to attend. The family has requested donations may be made in his memory to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, Brookline, MA 02445. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneral.com.