Fred E. Mastendino (1909 - 2013)

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HADLEY - Fred E. Mastendino passed away May 10, 2013, at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst.

Formerly of Windfield Senior Estates and Sylvia Heights, Hadley, Mr. Mastendino was born August 5, 1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and spent his early years in Formia, Italy, returning at age 6 and attending Public School 83 in Brooklyn, where he met his future wife, Maria LiBretto, now deceased.

He retired from Rhoades Rubber Division of Paragon Rubber, Easthampton, in 1979, as a supervisor. He was previously a volunteer fireman for New Hyde Park, N.Y., Fire Department, where he attained the rank of captain.

He was active in the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner at St. John's R.C. Church and Most Holy Redeemer, both in Hadley. Mr. Mastendino was very well known in Hadley, active also in the Council On Aging for many years and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his son Alfred C. of Sagamore Beach; his daughter Marie A. Peterson of Ecuador; four grandchildren, Patricia Hoffman of Maryland, Alan R. of Chester, Jeffrey C. of Manchester-By-The-Sea, and Anthony A. of Carver; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Hadley, with burial following in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Monday, May 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral Service, Amherst.

Memorial donations may be made to Most Holy Redeemer Church, P.O. Box 375, Hadley, MA 01035.

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87 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on May 11, 2013
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