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Edward K. DelTufo

November 9, 1965 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 52)
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DELTUFO, Edward Kenneth, 52, of Hyde Park passed away on June 9, 2018.
Eddie was born on November 9, 1965. Beloved husband of Maxine A. Rossi Del Tufo, Cherished son
of Francis W. and Margaret E. (Skeffington) Del Tufo. Loving Father to Gabriella Marissa Del Tufo and
Isabella Luccia Del Tufo. Loyal brother of the late Francis W. Del Tufo, Jr., the late Joseph M. Del Tufo,
Karen Del Tufo, Elizabeth Cohen and fiancé Cliff Sander, John Del Tufo, Marie Del Tufo and Theresa
& Leo Rooney. Cherished Son-in-law of Kenneth and Jean Rossi, and brother-in-law of Guy Rossi.
Treasured uncle of Mark Anthony, Fiona, Lisa, the late Christy Lee, Kristina, Tiffany, AJ, Alex, Julia,
Sarah, Joseph Jr. (Jo Jo), Corey, Erik, Leo Jr., Sophia, Olivia, Stephen, Kyle, Charlie, John, Frankie,
Joseph, Oliver, Cailyn, Margie, Jimmy, Julian, Marissa, Mark Anthony Jr., Cadence, and RaeLynn.
Beloved by Auntie's Agnes Coleman & Mary (May) Spadaro, beloved cousin of Marion and the late
Paul Athanas, Ruth Marasca and Alexandra Emerson.
Eddie was born in Roxbury during the night of the Boston blackout of 1965. Arriving early, he had
developed Hyaline Membrane Disease, a disease that had a low survival rate, but even as a newborn
he had a true fighting spirit, and through love he persevered and survived. This fighting spirit through
love and perseverance became the theme of Eddie’s life from start to finish.
Ed was raised a true 'Bury Boy'. He was extremely intelligent, and went to St. Patrick's grammar
school, Boston Latin High School, and later Newman Prep.He grew up a great athlete, playing softball
and football right beside his brothers. Eddie was also an avid golfer.
Eddie went to Mass Barber School and became a Master Barber. He opened up the very well known
and popular 'Eddie's Barber Styling’s" in Dorchester, which became a staple of the community, where
he earned the nicknames of “Fast Eddie” from his friends for his speedy and handsome haircuts, and
“Edward Scissor Hands” from his adoring wife Maxine. Among his loyal clients was the respected US
Congressman Joe Moakley-- he loved Eddie, they had a special relationship and he took him under his
wing, stating, 'You made me look good Eddie!' and had a pride for him and his talent that
Congressman Moakley made sure the entire city of Boston knew Eddie possessed.
Eddie did many acts of Kindness and Charity throughout his life as well as in his barbershop, thanks to
his pure, loving and compassionate human nature, and from the unparalleled talents of his trade.
Eddie met the love of his life,
Maxine Rossi in their twenties and they shared a love that had no
bounds. They were attached at the hip from the start and it stayed that way for the rest of their loving
life together, as they did everything in their power to take care of one another, their daughters, and
their entire family. His greatest pride and joy were his daughters, Gabriella and Isabella.
From cuddles
on his lap and heads on his shoulder with their “Dadoond” as they nick-named him when they were
babies, to Father-Daughter dances at school, and trips to Bermuda for their dancing classes...their
father, their Dadda... was their whole heart as they were his. During his last few months of life, Eddie’s
greatest joys were watching his daughters bloom, as Gabriella studied abroad for a college semester
and traveled through Europe, and Isabella followed in his footsteps and pursued her dreams of
becoming a cosmetologist. Eddie had a gentle touch, and loving personality. He brought laughter,
caring, and many acts of kindness to people in need. Friends of Eddie recently said: “Eddie had
empathy for people that was endless.” And, “The entire neighborhood of Dorchester and everyone
Eddie ever made look good is feeling the loss of Eddie”. These words could not be more true, and they
will resonate in the hearts of all of Eddie’s friends and loved ones forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations and expressions of sympathy may be made to The LLOST Foundation, at
www.llost.org

 

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