Mario Massaro

HOWLAND – Mario Massaro, 85, peacefully passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Mario was born the son of Fabio and Filomena Massaro in Fagnano Alto L’Aquila, Italy, where he attended Salesiani San Giovanni Bosco Institute L’Aquila, Italy. Mario came to Warren in 1944.

Mario Massaro served in the U.S. Armed Forces Army and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He retired from Copperweld Steel Corp. after 33 years of service.

Mario and his wife, Connie, owned and operated Massaro’s Village Pizza & Catering in Warren and Lordstown.

He was a member of St. Pius X and St. Mary’s Church, K of C 4484 and St. Pius X Church choir.

Mario enjoyed traveling to Italy, visiting family and friends, singing, dancing, Italian music and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Mario Massaro is survived by his loving wife, Connie Massaro; five children, Mario Massaro of Brecksville, Phyllis Ann Richards of Canton, Dr. Dean (Beth) Massaro of Howland, Mary Grace (Dr. Mark) Sobel of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and Doreen (David) Riser of Ada, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Phillip, Jay, Michael, David, Daniel, Deanna, Grace and Lia; two sisters, Anna Cesta of Champion and Minnie Cesta of Howland; and a brother, Ugo (Gulia) Massaro of L’Aquila, Italy.

Mario Massaro was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Luigi and Mary Grace Scarsella; one brother, Cesidio “Jesse” Massaro; son-in-law, John J. Richards; and grandson, Mark Sobel Jr.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church with Rev. Bernard Schmalzried officiating.

Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Massaro family.

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