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Henry D. Masse

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“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....Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Judy DeMaio - Reno, NV

“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...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Brenda Cordeau - melrose, MA

“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...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Frank DiOrio - Rowley, MA

“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....Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: William & Arleen Cooper - Ocala, FL

“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 ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Greg & Kim Carbone Londonderry NH

“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....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Anne Crawford - Melrose, MA

“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....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


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..