Michael Charles Mascari of Mashpee died January 27, 2019 at Bourne Manor Rehabilitation, Bourne, MA. Born on March 27, 1932 in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Scalfani) Mascari. Mike was raised in what was then Boston’s West End and settled his family at first in Everett and then eventually in Medfield, MA.
Mike served as a sergeant in the Korean War as a radio operator. Proud to have served his country, he took to wearing his veteran’s hat, and was moved every time (and it was often) someone stopped to thank him for his service and shake his hand. Mike married Rosemarie Keaney in April of 1966. They divorced for a number of years but along the way realized they couldn’t live without each other. After living together unmarried for almost 20 years, they decided to make it official and remarried in June of 2017.
As a union carpenter, Mike was good with his hands and was a skilled woodworker. He also inherited his mother’s prowess with the sewing machine. Combining these skills, he opened “Michael’s Window Interiors” in Medfield, MA, in 1981. He did beautiful work and made a good name for himself. Dad was very good with numbers and did complex calculations in his head, which made him an excellent poker player. He often hosted lively games around our dining room table.
Family was very important to Mike and he liked nothing better than family occasions where he could share stories and food with the ones he loved. He will be remembered for his cheerful, funny, and kind personality, and for always looking for a laugh. He will be missed more than words can say. He is predeceased recently by his sister, Theresa Dewsnap, his brother Joe Mascari, and his cousin, Ed DiBlasi. He leaves behind his loving wife, Rosemarie, son Charles and wife Judy, daughter Mary Beth Barnhardt and husband Walter, daughter Tese Mascari and husband Chris Riopel, five grandchildren; Tibor, Taylor, Coleman, Max, and Eva, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins that were very dear to him.
A funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Rd , Mashpee on Saturday Feb 2 , 2019 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, https:/parkinson.org.