Frank Massa, age 88, Bristol

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o-MassaFrank Massa, age 88, of 160 Franklin St., and formerly of Prospect Street, Bristol, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Newport Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of the late Theresa V. (Vollaro) Massa.

Born and raised in Providence, he was a son of the late Fioravante and Rosa (Marrone) Massa.  Frank was a Tec. 5 in the U.S. Army during WWII serving in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Massa was a Wire Worker for the Carol Cable Co. in Lincoln for 20 years, retiring in 1986.  He had previously worked for Kaiser Aluminum in their former Bristol plant.  He also did home delivery of baked goods from Sal’s Bakery in the Bristol area, for many years.

Frank was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bristol, a former member of the Cup Defenders Association and an avid Red Sox fan.

He is survived by a daughter, Donna S. Poissant and her husband, Oliver of Bristol; three grandchildren, Paul R. Sousa, Courtney, and Ryan Poissant, all of Bristol.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Massa.

His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol.

Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol.

Visiting hours will be Saturday morning only from 8 – 10.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter, 11 Broad Common Road, Unit 155, Bristol, RI  02809.

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