Marino J Massetti, Sr. “Hank”

Born: 2/26/1931
Died: 5/30/2010

Mr. Marino J. Massetti, Sr., age 79, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at his home.

Born on February 26, 1931, in Wilmington, DE, Mr. Massetti was the son of the late Luigi Massetti and Amelia Durante Massetti. Known to all as Hank, Mr. Massetti owned M.J. Massetti and Sons plumbing and was a proud member of the Pipe Fitters Local #26. A devoted Christian, he was a parishioner of St. Matthews R.C.Church and most recently Holy Spirit R.C. Church. Mr. Massetti enjoyed many hobbies in his leisure hours, including trains, golfing, and playing shuffle board at the Pulaski Legion of Wilmington, where he was a member. An avid artist, he enjoyed crafting his own unique leather creations. Above all, Mr. Massetti was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother who delighted in spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Mr Massetti was predeceased by 4 sisters; 3 brothers; and a son, Michael L. Massetti. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Julia A. Joiner Massetti; children, Maureen Gurney, and husband, Michael of Bear, DE; Amelia Massetti, and husband Mack Pugh, of Wilmington, DE; Mario Massetti, Jr. of Wilmington, DE; Julian Massetti, and wife, Tammy of New Castle, DE; and James Massetti and wife, Robin of New Castle, DE; A sister, Mary Saienni of New Castle, DE; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Odyssey Hospice for the compassionate and skilled care they provided to Mr. Massetti.

Visitation will be held from 9:45 am to 11:45 am on Friday, June 4, 2010 at Holy Spirit R.C. Church, 12 Winder Road, New Castle. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 pm at the church. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To sign guest register, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213


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