Richard Arthur "Buster" Viselli

  • Born: February 2, 1936
  • Died: March 4, 2018
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts

The O'Donnell Funeral Home

O'Donnell Funeral Home
46 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
Tel. (978) 744-2350

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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SALEM – Mr. Richard Arthur "Buster" Viselli passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of the late Carol (Grocki) Viselli with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

A lifelong resident of the City of Salem, Buster was the son of the late Guido and Alice (St. Pierre) Viselli. He was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem public schools and graduated from Salem High School, class of 1954.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army.

Mr. Viselli had been employed for many years as a C.D.L. truck driver until the time of his retirement.

Buster had a great love of sports, especially local softball. After coaching the Maple Leafs in the fast-pitch league, he transitioned to a 50-year career as an A.S.A. Umpire for both men's slow pitch and girls' high school softball. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was devoted to his family. He always took time to help those in need and will be remembered for his kind nature, his devotion to his loving wife and family and his magnetic smile. He will be deeply missed.

Buster is survived by his children Alice M. Walsh and her husband Peter of Groveland, James R. Viselli and his partner Susan Fusegni of Salem, Richard A. Viselli, Jr and his wife Debra of Beverly, and his daughter Amy S. Viselli of Salem, his two grandchildren Colleen Walsh of Brighton and Maxwell Walsh of Groveland, his brother-in-law James Grocki and sister-in-law Frances Viselli and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Buster was predeceased by his brothers Donald and Robert Viselli.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Friday, March 9th at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Thursday, March 8th from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Buster's memory to the Epilepsy Foundation New England, 335 Main St., #8 Wilmington, MA 01887. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit