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Joseph Thomas Masia Sr.

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Joseph Thomas Masia Sr 1940-2010 BENNINGTON Joseph Thomas Masia Sr, 70, a former resident of School Street in Bennington died Saturday August 14, 2010 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He was born in Brooklyn, New York March 20, 1940. He was the son of the late John and Jennie (Vanni) Masia. He received his education in Brooklyn and later attended an auto mechanic school. He married the former Helen McCarthy in Brooklyn, New York on July 30, 1960. Mrs. Masia died December 1, 1976. In earlier years Joseph was employed as a bowling alley mechanic. He later worked at the Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal, Vt. Mr. Masia loved the Big Band era. He loved to dance and play the bongos, timboles and drums. Mr. Masia also liked to play cards. Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Kelley of Bennington and a son, Joseph T. Masia, of Bennington. Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; Two brothers, Anthony Masia of Pownal and Ralph Masia of San Bernardino, California, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service will be held at the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington on Wednesday August 18, 2010 at noon with Rev. William Kelley, pastor of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales officiating If friends desire contributions in memory of Joseph T. Masia Sr. may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of THE MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 17, 2010
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