Paul J. Massa(1927 - 2013)

Massa, Paul J. Age 86, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1963 and formerly of Joliet, IL, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2013 surrounded by the love of his family at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. He was born September 29, 1927 in Joliet, IL. Paul is survived by his loving son, Jim (Cindy) Massa of Naperville, IL; his grandchildren, Michelle (Matt) Linstroth, Mike (Caitlin) Massa and Matt Massa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene; his parents, Domenic and Maria Massa; and his sisters, Margaret (the late Nick) Vangelisti and Lucille (the late Peter) Serena. Paul was a graduate of Joliet Central High School 1944 and played football for the Steelmen. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1945 at 17 years old, proudly serving his country until 1946 and signed for another tour with his honorable discharge in 1955. Having worked in the car sales industry for almost 40 years, Paul was in Sales at Egizio Chevy-Olds, Cox Ford, and a Sales Manager at Jerry Gleason Chevrolet and Arrow Chevrolet. He enjoyed collecting antiques, riding his bicycle and was a horseracing aficionado. A real sports fan, Paul was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls and Green Bay Packers. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Paul's life, memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Visitation will be Friday, January 3, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 1550 Modaff Road, Naperville, IL, 60565. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Stephen Schumacher officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet, IL. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services entrusted with arrangements. For info 630-355-0123 or

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 30, 2013