Michael D. Masterson

Born: Mon., Nov. 1, 1937
Died: Mon., May 21, 2018


Visitation

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., May 24, 2018
Location: Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., May 25, 2018
Location: St. Patricks C hurch


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Whitinsville- Michael D. Masterson, 80, formerly of Sherry St. passed away Mon. May 21, 2018 at Beaumont Nursing Center in Northbridge. He had been a resident at Beaumont the past  six years and a lifelong resident of Whitinsville.
     He is survived by his wife of 58 years Ruth Ann (Bousquet) Masterson; his son James J. and his wife Theresa Masterson of Whitinsville, 3 grandchildren Joshua Masterson, Ryan Masterson and Mindi Parrish; 2 brothers, John Masterson of CT, and Robert Masterson of FL; a sister Mary Lou Moody of FL; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Mark Masterson in 2015. Born in Worcester, MA on November 1, 1937 he was the son of Dr. John and Florence (Marsden) Masterson and was a lifelong resident of the Whitinsville section of Northbridge.
Mr. Masterson graduated from Northbridge High School, Class of 1957  where he played saxaphone in the band. A school custodian, he worked many years at Blackstone Valley Technical High School before retiring. He previously  worked for the former Whitin Machine Works in town over 30 years, until it’s closing in 1988. He also was a part time custodian for the Northbridge Police Department several years. He served in the Army National Guard, and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Mumford Council #365. He was also a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church where he served as a collector.
     Mr. Masterson enjoyed spending family vacations in Narragansett, RI. A member of the Worcester Musician’s Union, he was a musician all his life, playing numerous instruments including the saxophone and tuba. He played for several bands including the Pulaski Brass Band and the Worcester City Band. He also headed up the Explorer Post Band for Scouting.
     He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be sorely missed by his family.
    His funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St. on Fri. May 25 at 10am. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thurs. May 24 at Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville from 5 to 7 pm. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit: www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Ken Reilly
   Posted Mon May 21, 2018
Ruth, my prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of a good husband and father.

sandra filho
   Posted Thu May 24, 2018
Michael will be missed greatly and my condolences go out to Ruth, James and Terry. I was introduced to them when I was dating Mark and Michael was accepting and we spent time at Scarborough Beach with them. I eventually became part of the family.

Ernest M. Leduc Jr.
   Posted Thu May 31, 2018
I am very, very sorry to learn of Mike's passing. I played drums in his Explorer Post band in the last 70's and knew all of his sons. My family's most sincere condolences and our thoughts/prayers are with you all.

Ernie Leduc
La Cruces, NM

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