Dr. Angelo Massaro, 80, of Giles County Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Gian Battista Massaro, his mother, Adelina Cacciatore Massaro, and his two brothers, John and Luigi. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debra Massaro; sister, Lily Fazio; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Massaro (Angie); son and life-partner, Mark Massaro (Sean); son, Timothy Massaro; son, Christopher Massaro; son and daughter-in-law Giancarlo Massaro (Cara); daughter, Briana Massaro; and mother of his four eldest sons, Ellie Diez-Massaro. He will be dearly missed by his three grandchildren, Nicholas, Olivia and Camille.
Angelo was born in Tampa, FL on November 7, 1935. He grew up living and working on his family owned farm, White Rose Dairy and attended Hillsborough High School class of 1953, home of the Terriers. He went to the University of Florida where he was a member of the ROTC and graduated in 1957. Angelo then continued his education at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He did his internship and surgical residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.
After graduating from medical school, he served as a General Surgeon at Bunker Hill Air Force Base in Indiana during the Vietnam era. He continued his career at Florida Hospital, Orlando practicing as a general surgeon for nearly three decades, also serving in the capacity of Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgical Department, and an educator with their family practice residency program.
Following his retirement, he relocated to Giles County, Virginia with his wife Debra and their two children. He spent his time volunteering at the New River Valley free clinic for 10 years and remodeling their southern plantation style dream home. He was a dedicated member of both the Eggleston Ruritan Club and Holy Family Catholic Church where he was an RCIA Leader. He enjoyed reading, antique collecting, and traveling with his family. He was very active and loved being outdoors. As a man full of wisdom and unconditional love, Angelo will be sorely missed by friends and loved ones. But it was the simple things in life; his family, friends, and cooking that brought him the most happiness.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Pearisburg, VA. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Tampa, FL next to his parents. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution, please consider Holy Family Catholic Church and Young Life New River Valley. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.