Joseph J. Masi SchenctadyJoseph J. Masi passed away on December 30, 2012 surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. A lifetime resident of Schenectady, Joe was born on July 23, 1936, the son of John and Jennie Masi. Joe graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in 1955, attended Union College and served in the Air National Guard. On July 13, 1957, Joe married Vera Verrigni and together raised three children: Joseph, Roseanne, and John. Joe was employed and retired from the NYSDOT as an associate soils engineer for the Geotechnical Engineering Bureau after 36 years of service. During his career, Joe also designed many building and site plans for businesses, residences and volunteer organizations. He was a faithful member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church for over 45 years and member of the Mt. Carmel Suscipia Canora Society, and Rotterdam Elks. Joe dedicated years of volunteer service at the Pine Grove Fire Department serving as a fireman and officer positions including chief and commissioner. Joe had a great appreciation for life, family and friends. He enjoyed golf, bowling, fishing and walking. In retirement, Joe enjoyed wintering with his wife in Bradenton Beach, FL and vacationing with friends and family. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Vera; children and their spouses, Joe and Karen Masi, Rose and Mark Henderson and John and Tina Masi; as well as his grandchildren, Christina, Dan, Joey, Jen, Nicole and Anthony. He is also survived by his brothers and their wives, Ron and Sharon Masi, Larry and Anne Masi; along with many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Saturday, January 5th from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for friends and family at the Demarco Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam, NY, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church at 11 a.m. at 210 Princetown Road, Rotterdam, NY. A graveside committal service will be held on a date to be announced at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Our family would like to thank the staff at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center, Ellis Hospital and family members for their compassionate and loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to Our Lady of Mercy Scholarship Fund for OLM staff pursuing education in healthcare made payable to: OLM Scholarship Fund, Joseph Masi Memorial, PO Box 13161, Albany, NY 12212.
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DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home
1605 Helderberg Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12306
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Jan. 3, 2013