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Dominic R. Massa, 1889-1970

Daily Iowegian - 9 March 1970
Dominic Massa Rites Tuesday
  CENTERVILLE -- Dominic R. Massa of R 3 Centerville, the Jerome community, passed away Saturday evening, February 7, 1970, at the Golden Age Manor at the age of 80 years, five months, 13 days.
  He was born in Metti, Italy, August 24, 1889 to Frank and Frances Gagliano Massa. His marriage to Anna Giacomelli took place in Italy on Sept. 1, 1912 and she survives.
  Other survivors include four children, Joseph Massa, Silvas, Ill., Frank Massa, Centerville, Barney Massa and Mrs. Frances Jacobs, both of East Moline, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grand-children.
  His parents and a son, Edward, who lost his life in World War II, preceded him in death.
  Mr. Massa came to the United States and Appanoose County in 1913 and was a retired coal miner. 
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Johnson Funeral Home with Father Richard Steinemann officiating and burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery.  Rosary services will be held Monday at 8 p.m. from the Johnson Funeral Home.

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