Anthony Paul ‘Tony’ Mascia, 88, loved tinkering and lending a hand to others

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Anthony Paul Mascia
Anthony Paul Mascia

Anthony Paul ‘Tony’ Mascia, 88, of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016, at Hospice House of Williamsburg. Tony was born on October 30, 1927, in Long Island City, N.Y., to Joseph and Esther (Colapinto) Mascia.

He served as a U.S. Army Sergeant during World War II, instructing men in basic military training. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1952. On May 30, 1958, he married the former Virginia Lee Monroe in Kansas City. Tony’s entire professional career was spent as a mechanical engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

After retiring, he took great satisfaction in playing the role of volunteer handyman for whomever needed help; he loved tinkering and lending a hand to others. For many years, Tony was an avid boater who enjoyed sailing and working on his wooden Grand Banks trawler. He also enjoyed volunteering in the community, where he and his wife, Virginia, resided. Mostly, Tony cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret McCarthy.

An extremely loving husband and father, Tony is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughters, Susan Yuvan, and her husband, Alan, of Greensburg, Pa., and Jane Carbonneau, and her husband, Rick, of Charlton, Mass.; son, John of Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters, Shelly and Lindsay; two grandsons, Brett and Justin; three great-grandchildren; a niece; brother, Frank, and sister Angela, both of Bristol, Conn.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

Tony will be deeply missed by his entire family and all of his many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,  The Hospice House of Williamsburg, or the charity of your choice.

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