Friday, Dec. 28, 2007

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Mr. Armando Massaroni

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Mr. Armando Massaroni, 86, passed away peacefully at Forsyth Medical Center on December 23, 2007.

Mr. Massaroni was born on June 6, 1921, in McComas to Premo Massaroni and Emmilliene Embert who were Italian and French immigrants who met during WW I. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the United Mine Workers. Mr. Massaroni retired from the coal mines after 39 years, enjoyed being outdoors, spending time with his family, going to church, and eating out. He also loved airplanes, especially WW II planes. Mr. Massaroni was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force and served as crew chief on P47 Thunderbolts during WW II.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lena Massaroni; one daughter, Lisa (Massaroni) Simmons and her husband Ed of Clemmons; two grandchildren, Ryan and Courtney of Clemmons; and four siblings, Raymond Massaroni of Bluefield, Earl Massaroni of Indiana, Virginia Amici of North Carolina, and Yolanda Glass of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral mass for Mr. Massaroni will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, December 28, at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation will be at the Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel on Thursday, December 27, from 6-8 p.m.

Interment will be in the Westlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum.

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