Angelo J. “Angie” Massino, 92, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Rockville, Md., passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, March 6, 2017. He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Washington, D.C., son of the late August Ralph Massino and Jane Catherine (Maggio) Massino.
Massimo was a member of the Retired Firefighters Association, the St. Jude’s Holy Name Society, the Emerald Society and the Knights of Columbus. After moving to Bethany Beach in October of 1996, he became a member of St. Ann’s Men’s Club and a member of the Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, Del. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Massino attended St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., and proudly served his country from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Bearss during World War II.
After his discharge, Massino worked for the Immigration & Naturalization Service and the General Accounting Office before joining the fire department in 1950. He retired as captain of Engine Company #5 in Washington, D.C., in January of 1975.
In addition to his parents, Massimo was preceded in death by a brother, August R. Massino. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Carolyn F. (Cappello) Massino; a son, Anthony “Tony” J. Massino and his wife, Linda J.; two daughters, Mary C. Platt and her husband, Joseph N., and Diana M. Massino (formerly Temerario); nine grandchildren, Dominick Massino and his wife, Sara, Andrew Massino, Angela Massino, Christina Massino, Greg Kraft, Sarah Platt Fuchs, John Platt, Maria Temerario and Carolina Temerario; and six great-grandchildren, Isabella Massino, Madeline Kadis, Kuiper Massino, Vega Massino, Grace Haymond and Gabriella Haymond.
A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for March 13, 2017, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, Del., followed by interment and military honors at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. A visitation was also to be held March 12, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to HEROES, Inc.; 1200 29th St. N.W.; Washington, DC 20007 or online at www.HEROES.org. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.