Victor Hugo AscolilloJune 8, 1944 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 73)
Victor Hugo Ascolillo passed away Monday August, 21 at the age of 73. He was born June 8, 1944. Raised by his father Dr. H Victor Ascolillo and Justine Knapik, Victor grew up in Westfield and attended Westfield High School. He received his Bachelors in political science from The University of Massachusetts, earned his Doctorate in government and public administration from The University of South Carolina, and Juris Doctorate from Western New England College. He began his teaching career at East Tennessee State University. He practiced law while teaching Criminal Law at Westfield State University, where he taught for forty three years and was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award where he dedicated his career to founding and perfecting the criminal justice curriculum. He was married to his beloved wife Sally Sanville Ascolillo for fifty years. Victor is survived by his wife Sally, son Tony and his wife Crysta, daughter Amy and her husband Romolo, six grandchildren Cassidy, Caylie, Hunter, Dominick, Matteo, and Dante, one great grandchild Calix, brother Robert and his wife Debi, sister in law’s Alice Deery and Bette Babinski and her husband Peter, many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins, his beloved dog Bert, and three grand dogs Roxy, Beary, and Daphne. Victor had a passion for traveling with his wife Sally. Together they traveled extensively through Eastern and Western Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. One of his fondest memories was traveling to Italy with their grandchildren Caylie and Hunter. Attending more than twenty five years of Patriots games as season ticket holders, Victor and Sally were dedicated fans. He was also a popular diner at local restaurants where he always ordered extra to bring home for his dog Bert. Calling hours will be at Firtion Adams on Friday, August 25 from 4:00-7:00PM. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 8AM from the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield, followed by the Funeral Mass at 9:00 AM in St Peters & St. Casimir Parish Church, burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Southampton Rd. Westfield. Donations in his memory may be sent to The Westfield State Foundation for the Victor Ascolillo Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Westfield State Foundation, PO Box 1630 Westfield, MA 01086-1630 or Road Trips for Rags 25 Wards Ln, Northbridge MA 01534, Road Trips for Rags is a charity run by Victor’s niece whose mission is to support fosters, shelters, and animal organizations around the country.