Henry D. Masse

  • Born: November 24, 1921
  • Died: April 20, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Henry by adding your memories

Henry Masse, 98 of Medford, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday April 20th. Henry was married to his beloved 'Chicky' for 64 years. He was a veteran of WWII. He is survived by his two children, Henry Masse and Carla Saccone, her husband Ken Saccone, two grandchildren, Nicole Murphy and her husband Michael Murphy, Carl Saccone and his wife Alexandra Saccone and great granddaughter Audrey Saccone.

Henry was born in Boston's North End in 1921, the oldest of six siblings he quickly exemplified poise and maturity at a young age. He truly made the most of life, after being discharged from the military as a blinded veteran he married his sweetheart, and had a family of his own. He commuted to Boston's VA hospital for 37 years from Medford, working as an Administrator. Chicky and Henry dined in Europe, spending most of there time in Italy. They drove through America, taking in what the world had to offer and all its beauty, a quality we are reminded of every day – to push through a traumatic injury and never let it get in the way.

You would be hard-pressed to find someone without a story after meeting Henry. His wisdom and charisma were infectious. His positive outlook was without end. His family and friends will cherish his life and teachings. Henry would say he made 98 by having a positive attitude, cooking with olive oil and enjoying his scotch.

God Bless

Funeral services are private and a Memorial Mass will be held at a later time and date that will be announced. Please send the Masse family a card, drop a card at the funeral home for the family or send a message of condolence here on the website and view his video tribute..


Condolence & Memory Journal

Henry was my cousin, his Mother AuntSue to me was my great aunt, my Grandmothers sister.
I remember him as a fun person, with a great sense of humor. Also remember his love of good food and cooking.
May all your memories be of his loving ways.i am saddened for you all by his loss.

Posted by Judy DeMaio - Reno, NV   May 11, 2020

I am so happy that I had the chance to meet Henry! He made an impact on me as I am sure he has to many people he encountered in his life. I will always remember him as a fun , kind and loving man.
Sending you all prayers and hugs
Love , Brenda

Posted by Brenda Cordeau - melrose, MA - Friend   May 01, 2020

Our deepest sympathy for your family in your loss.
May god hold Henry's hand and guide him.
May you always feel his love in your heart and soul.
May you find comfort and strength in this time of need.
Today and forevermore we pray for him.
God Bless
The DiOrio Family

Posted by Frank DiOrio - Rowley, MA - Family   April 25, 2020

Sending our sincere sympathies on the loss of a beautiful soul. He and his beloved wife are together once again and making everyone in Heaven laugh. We remember Henry's love of hats and his wonderful sense of humor and love of Life. May your wonderful memories of Henry and Chicky always make your heart smile.

Posted by William & Arleen Cooper - Ocala, FL - Friend   April 24, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Henry's passing
Our thoughts and prayers are with your all.
Wonderful memories .

With sympathy
Greg,Kim Carbone

Posted by Greg & Kim Carbone - Londonderry NH - Family Friend   April 23, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Watching the video brought happiness. Henry truly had an amazing life. He is now reunited with Chicky. May many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Love to all,
Anne & Richard Crawford, Melrose, MA

Posted by Anne Crawford - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   April 22, 2020

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   April 21, 2020


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Henry watching Nicole's wedding