Massaro, Anthony V.

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Massaro, Anthony V. age 87 of Andover Twp., NJ passed away at his home peacefully Tuesday April 27, 2021. Born in Passaic, NJ he has resided in Andover twp. since 1968.

Son of the late Pasquale and Helen (nee Voltzow), Anthony had proudly served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958 and served on the Pistol Team where he participated in a worldwide competition held in Diamond Head Mountain Honolulu, Hawaii placing third in the division of matches for 22 Caliber 32 Caliber and the 45 Caliber Divisions.

A Master Carpenter, Anthony was a home builder and later built and owned the Country Road Feed Store on Rt. 15 Lafayette, NJ for twenty years until his retirement in 1998. An avid and talented horseman, Anthony owned and trained horses in his riding arena. Some of his horses he had for over forty years. Another skill of Anthony’s was calf roping competing at Rodeos along the East Coast winning many awards.

Mr. Massaro was very active in Andover Township Civics as a member of the Planning and Zoning Boards as well as serving as a Township Committee Member where he acted as a liaison and Trustee of the Andover Township Fire Department.

Anthony was predeceased by his brothers William, Louis and Pasquale Massaro as well as a sister Nancy Collins. Survivors include his beloved wife of forty-seven years Grace Marie (nee Cinque) Massaro, his sister Freida Wohlhammer of Cheney, Washington as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday April 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic Church #294 South Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ 07871. Interment will immediately follow in the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Cemetery #48 Airport Rd. Green Twp., NJ. In lieu of flowers memorials in Anthony’s memory may be made to the Our Lady of the Lake RC Church. Arrangements and online condolences through Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. Online condolences through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com

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  • CHARLES A LOMBAERDE
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    I just found out about Tony’s passing.
    Have many fond memories of Tony, from trapping Racoons on his property to cutting firewood in the winter and eating soup in his feed store before he built the new store in Lafayette and joshing with Jimmy Do Da.
    Rest in piece my friend.

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