Tony A. Cassell, 72, Owned Cassell’s Restaurant, Prima D’Italia

Tony A. Cassell, 72, of Wentworth, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, died Saturday morning, Aug. 26, at West Roxbury VA Hospital.

He was born in Saco, Maine, Oct. 20, 1944, son of the late Tony and Virginia (Allan) Cassell. His family moved to Haverhill when he was young and he was educated in the Haverhill school system, graduating from Haverhill High School.

Cassell served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War and earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Oak Cluster, a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Purple Heart with 1 Oak Cluster. He was employed as a chef in the local food industry and owned and operated the former Cassell’s Restaurant as well as Prima D’Italia, both in Haverhill. He moved to Wentworth 15 years ago and enjoyed fishing and animals.

His survivors include his wife of 39 years, Alice (Curtis) Cassell of Wentworth, N.H.; two sons, Shawn Cassell and his fiancé Jill Russell of Bradford and Joshua Cassell of Wentworth, N.H.; daughter, Nicole Cassell of Haverhill; four brothers, Gene Cassell of Haverhill, Michael Cassell of Lewiston, Maine, Kenny Cassell of Haverhill and Leo Cassell of Haverhill; sister, Beverly Gilliam of Virginia Beach, Virg.;  grandson, Isaiah Cassell of Bradford; two uncles, Leo and Gordon Allan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m., at H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. His funeral service is Friday, Sept. 1, at 1:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in the Veteran’s section of Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in his memory may be made to his family.