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Michael M. Missasi

November 23, 1926 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 92)

KINGSTON…. Michael M. “Tex” Missasi, 92, of Indian Springs Lane died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family after a brief illness.   Born November 23, 1926 in Glasco he was the son of the late Frank and Theresa DeCicco Misasi.  A Veteran of the US Navy he served from 1944- 1966 retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, E-7.   He served on board four ships throughout his Naval career which included the USS Phoenix, USS Randolph, USS Forestal, USS Saratoga, the last three ships mentioned were air craft carriers.  During the time of the Cuban Missle crisis he was serving on the USS Saratoga.  Upon his discharge he returned to Ulster County where he opened Mike Missasi Construction Company.

            Known affectionately as “Grandfather” to many, he enjoyed attending all the functions of his grandchildren, be it a sporting event or recital.   An excellent cook, known famously for his meatballs and sauce.  Galavanting to local stores, he was commonly referred to as the “Energizer Bunny”.

            Predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Patt, survivors include his children, to which Mike and Patt lovingly referred to as “The Crew”.   four daughters: Michale Missasi of Saugerties, Jeri (John) Dernison of Lake Katrine, Leslie (Ed) Duffy and Annette (Brian) Murphy both of Saugerties.  two sons: Michael (Sheila) of CA.  and Anthony (Diane) Missasi of Saugerties.  one brother, Frank “Sonny” Misasi,  five  sisters: Rose Risimini, Lillian Knapp, Geri Crowder, Janet Shanley and Jeanne Crowley,  thirteen grandchildren: Louis and Philip Missasi, Rebecca O’Reilly, Jeremy, Justin and Zachary Dernison, Amanda Romaniello, Laurie Berrios, Brianna Bermudez, Alexandria Murphy, E.J.Duffy, Ilissa Viviani and Jordan Horwath.  thirteen great grandchildren: Victoria, Caleb, Logan, Emma, Elijah, Grace, Katherine, Julia, Teddy, Claire, Samuel, CJ and Lucio and several nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by a grandson,  Anthony Missasi, brother, Joseph Misasi and sisters: Josephine Palumbo, Mary Sottile, Julia Contini and Theresa “Dolly” Mauro.

            His Funeral Procession will form 9:15 AM Monday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts. Thence to St. Joseph’s RC Chruch where at 10:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.   Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.   Family suggests donations in his memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Memory of Anthony Missasi, 86 Blue Mt. Church Rd., Saugerties, NY  12477.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Mr. Missasi’s Tribute Wall @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
c/o 86 Blue Mt. Church Rd., Saugerties NY 12477

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