MASSO, ALPHONSE (Al)died suddenly August 1, 2014. He was born December 28, 1924 in Newark, New Jersey to Philomena and Salvatore Masso. Beloved husband for 67 years to Joyce Masso; father to Susan Davis (Michael) and Richard Masso (Cynthia); granddaughters, Kimberly Davis and Emily Bertrand (Clyde) and great grandsons, Justin and Julian Bertrand. He was a 3rd cousin to Pope Pius the 12th. His great grandfather was a Pacelli. He and the Pope's father were brothers. Al served in the Air Force during World War II. He was the Crew Chief for General Hazlip's plane and traveled with him keeping his plane in operating condition. Al, Joyce and children moved to Miami in 1958 settled in the Palmetto Bay area. He served as a service manager for Flagler Plymouth and Howard Ayers until 1964 when he opened Al's Lawnmower Sales and Service Inc. in Palmetto Bay. He worked every day until his death. He and his son are currently celebrating 50 years of continuous operation with Richard remaining as a General Manager. Al was one of six children and the only boy. His only living sister is the youngest, Connie Koch. He was predeceased by Lucy Towey, Mary Zizza, Rose Kaminski and Florence Trocino. His oldest sister, Lucy just passed away July 26, 2014, at the age of 96. Al was a 3rd and 4th degree Knight of Columbus for 25 years and a member of St. Richard's Parish since its inception. Al was a friend to all. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and customers. Viewing will be 6-8pm Friday, 8/8/14 with a prayer service at 7pm at Stanfill Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at 10am Saturday, 8/9/14 at Holy Rosary-St. Richard Catholic Church, 7500 SW 152 Street, Palmetto Bay. Reception to follow the entombment in the Church Hall.
Stanfill Funeral Homes
10545 South Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33156
Published in the Miami Herald on Aug. 6, 2014