Anthony ‘Barney’ Massaro, 85, North Haven

Anthony “Barney” Massaro, 85, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on April 24 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late MaryAnn Beck Massaro. Barney was born in New Haven on January 8, 1929, son of the late Pasquale and Antoinette Arcangelo Massaro.

He obtained his BS degree from the University of Bridgeport and worked as a draftsman/engineer for Pratt & Whitney for more than 35 years until his retirement. Barney was a fan of the New York Yankee and UCONN girls and boys basketball teams.

He was the father of Patricia Massaro, Anthony (Nichole) Massaro, and Michael (Laura) Massaro. He was the grandfather of Robert Marone and Jonathan Knickerbocker. He was the brother of Angelina (Mike) Chialastri and the late Pasquale Massaro. He was the brother-in-law of Lorraine Massaro. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Funeral services were conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., April 28 with the Rev. Timothy Meehan officiating. Interment followed in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice Homecare, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405, or the Scleroderma Foundation/Tri-State, Inc. Chapter, 59 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905. For an online obituary, please visit


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