Edward A. Massoni, a retired bookkeeper for Safe Flight Instrument Co. in White Plains, NY, entered into rest Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Vassar Brother's Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was 89.
The son of the late Louis and Catherine Briggi Massoni, Edward was born July 31, 1924 in New York City.
Edward was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, former member of Knights of Columbus in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, an avid bowler, Yankee fan and woodworker. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the years of 1943-1946. He also worked part-time for RCA in Elmsford, NY. Edward was a hard working, humble man, but most important was the love for his family.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Fortunato Massoni at home, son, Daniel Massoni of Miami, FL, daughters; Elizabeth Kotlowski and her husband Stephen of Newburgh, Debra Carlson and husband Glenn of Higganum, CT, Michele Diulio and husband Larry of Newburgh, and Elyse Kretz and husband Peter of Sandy Hook, CT., Grandchildren; Thomas Kotlowski, Gabrielle Diulio, Catherine Kotlowski, Erik Carlson, Vincent Diulio, Kirsten Carlson, Bradley Kretz, Jennifer Carlson and Dylan Kretz, as well as a niece and nephew. Edward was predeceased by his sister, Anne Tiedeman.
Visitation for family and friends will take place Friday, October 18th from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, 188 North Plank Rd., (Rt. 32) Newburgh, NY.
Funeral Mass will be offered 10 a.m., Saturday, October 19th at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Rt 32, Plattekill, NY, with Father John Jaume officiating. Cremation will follow the mass at Cedar Hill Crematory in Newburgh.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Edward's memory to one of the following: Healing the Children Northeast (htcne.org), or a local soup kitchen or to a charity of one's choice.