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Joan Massaconi, 82

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Joan Massaconi, 81, of 23 Wells Road, Cheshire, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her home.

Born in Cheshire on August 5, 1935, the daughter of Dominic and Christina Graziani Bondini, she attended Adams High School. Mrs. Massaconi was a homemaker and caregiver to her uncle, Pasquale "Patsy" Penna. She had also worked for Hunter Outdoor Products, Aladco, and in the Cheshire school cafeteria.

She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking Italian cookies, knitting, dancing and attending her grandchildren's athletic events.

She leaves her husband, Narcheeso "Cheeso" Massaconi. Mrs. Massaconi is also survived by two daughters, Susan Massaconi and her husband, David Michaels, of Sarasota, Fla.; Krystina Massaconi and her significant other, Tim Hughes, of Cheshire; four sons, Joseph Massaconi and his wife, Edie, of Cheshire, Chuck "Jap" Massaconi of Adams, Daniel Massaconi and his wife, Christel, of Cheshire, and Dominic Massaconi of New Lebanon, N.Y.; as well as three grandchildren, Michael Bostwick and his fiancée, Mandy Duplantis, Mitchell Massaconi and Tyler Massaconi.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew; three brothers, Alfred Bondini, Albert Bondini and Stephen Bondini; and a sister, Antoinette Bondini.

Funeral notice: Funeral services for Joan Massaconi will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Mary of the Assumption Church celebrated by Rev. Matthew Guidi, Pastor.

Burial will be in Cheshire Cemetery in the Spring. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Heart Association both in care of the Dery-Cheshire Funeral Home, P.O. Box 445, Cheshire.

Obituary Provided By: Dery Funeral Home

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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We are very sorry for the loss of your mom. We remember well growing up in Cheshire.
Jim and Lisa Lahey
from: Lisa laheyon: 03-17-2017

So very sorry to hear the passing of your loved one. We, along with you folks enjoyed a brief period of time that we spent together during past election campaigns. Mom and I in particular enjoyed each others company when we both worked in the school system. Special regard to Cheezo (sp) the local gardener, fisherman and hunter....Great people of Cheshire...

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