Michael P. Maestro Masailo, 94, of Wayland, formerly of North Yarmouth, Maine, and Bristol, Conn., died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Late founder and conductor emeritus of the Bristol Symphony Orchestra, he was the music teacher and administrator at Bristol Schools, retired. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Betty (Pafenbach) Masailo, he was the loving father of Laura M. Connors and her husband, Brian OConnell, of Boston, Louise J. Masailo and her partner, Tom Soisson, of Needham, and Michael W. Masailo of Bristol; devoted grandfather of James M. Connors of Bayonne, N.J.; brother of Ola Polanski of Meriden, Conn., and the late William Masailo. He is also survived by his nieces, Lynn Bernarda and Nan Zavoski; and many loving members of Bettys extended family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., at the Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, 645 Boylston St., Boston. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lake Wentworth Foundation, P.O. Box 2236, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, or the Circle of Caring at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2042 Beacon St., Waban, MA 02468. For the full obituary and guest book please visit www.everettfuneral.com.
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Published in The Wayland Town Crier from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, 2013