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Rose Massa

Posted 2022-08-04 by mhenderson
The Miner -
Originally Published: July 30, 2022 12:01 p.m.
Updated as of Monday, August 1, 2022 11:33 AM
Kingman, Arizona -

Rose Massa passed away peacefully at home in Kingman, Arizona on July 5,
2022 surrounded by family.

She was born on Nov. 29, 1932 in Mola di Bari, Italy and raised with six
siblings. In 1952 (Italy) she married William (Bill) Massa, her
wonderful husband of 67 years, then came to the United States (New
Jersey) and together they raised five daughters. She learned the
language, to drive, new customs and became a proud American citizen. She
was an extraordinary person whose gentle nature put others at ease. She
was an amazing mother and wife, a supportive force behind her husband's
goals and children's interests. She took great pride in being a
homemaker and fabulous cook! Her focus was admirable.

She was a woman who demonstrated compassion, grace, intelligence and
personal strength throughout her life. She nursed her husband's parents
through their illnesses under difficult circumstances (and much later
was a caregiver to her husband until his own passing). Her challenges
were great, but her tireless spirit was greater. She persevered though
many trials with dignity, patience and tolerance. These qualities later
on earned her much recognition when she worked in high-end retail. Her
gifts, seen and unseen, left a heartfelt impression on countless people.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bennedetto and Caterina
Denigris; brothers John, Pete, Vinnie and Nick: youngest daughter,
Rosanne (2013); and husband, Bill (2019). She is survived by her
daughters Joanne, Linda Rose, Mary (John) Wright and Catherine; sisters
Nina and Maria; and several extended family members.

The family wishes to thank River Valley Hospice for their support,
attention and treatment. She was a joy and a treasure, and will live in
our hearts forever.

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