Mr. Oriente Massa passed away Tuesday April 17th, 2018 in Overlook Hospital in Summit. He was 91 years old.
He was born in Monteferrante, Italy to Giuseppe and Assunta Massa. Oriente came to the United States aboard the S.S. Saturnia in August of 1954. He lived in Roselle Park and Cranford before settling in Westfield for more than 51 years ago. Mr. Massa was a longtime member of the Masons union Local 4 in Plainfield and employee of Hahr Construction. He was an avid gardener and a talented wine maker, Oriente enjoyed reading and watching Westerns, and cherished time spent with his family and friends.
Mr. Oriente Massa was predeceased by his sisters, Triestena, Elda, and Anella.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Vinnie Massa; by their sons, Joseph Massa and his wife Diane, and Mario Massa and his wife Michelle; and by his grandchildren, Samantha, Joseph, and Jennifer, and Caroline, Catherine, and Elizabeth.
Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Sunday April 17th, 2018 at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will begin at 10AM Monday in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Westfield, followed by entombment in Fairview Cemetery.