Michael L. Masilonis, 71, of Vernon, the husband of Terri (Caldera) Masilonis, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 21, 2014. His final days were surrounded by immediate family and loved ones.
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Michael was born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Passaic, New Jersey, to parents, Louis and Adele. He grew up in East Hartford, attended East Hartford High School and the University of Connecticut, and has lived in Vernon since 1970. Friends and family were always ready for his quick wit and creative nicknames; if you didn't have one, you wanted one. He loved the Cleveland Indians, New York Giants, grilling out, road trips, summer vacations with his family at Misquamicut beach where he was the perennial body surfing champion, and he never found a chili dog he didn't love. But most of all, he loved his family and would do anything for them. He was strong and fought until the end and he will be missed dearly.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Tracey and Michael; son-in-law, Joe; daughter-in-law, Katie; and grandchildren, Jake, Mia, and Emily. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Bianca, and her husband, James Massey; his nephews, Lee, Mark, and Scott Massey; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his niece, Bonnie B. Massey; and nephew, Michael Massey.
Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, on Thursday, July 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at the funeral home at 6 p.m.
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John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040-4857
Published in Journal Inquirer from July 22 to July 26, 2014