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Aline Massaroni

Aline Massaroni

Died: Sunday, September 05, 2004
Age: 84
Aline Massaroni, 84, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at Orchard Creek Assisted Living.

Formerly of the Detroit area, Mrs. Massaroni was a summer resident of the Traverse City area for the past 54 years.

She was a 1937 graduate of Madison High School in Royal Oak, and for 23 years, served as administrative assistant for Dave Gamble of the Proctor & Gamble Company.

Mrs. Massaroni was a member of the Grosse Pointe Presbyterian Church and attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Good Harbor. Earlier in her life, she was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, and in recent years, Mrs. Massaroni was active with the Little Traverse Lake Association.

She was an avid bridge player and reader, enjoyed needlepoint, traveling, and crossword puzzles, and loved her two cats, Boss and Tigré.

Born Aug. 10, 1920, in Fullerton, KY., she was the daughter of Emmett and Dovie (Blair) Bartley. In 1952, in Detroit, she married Vincent James Massaroni, who preceded her in death in July of 1986.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorrine (Richard) Bennett of Fortuna, Calif.; her son, James Joseph (best friend, Karen Rosa) Massaroni of Traverse City; her daughter-in-law, Deanna (Greg) North of Suttons Bay; four grandchildren, Kathleen (Karl) Crummett of Fort Polk, LA., Jason and Katelyn Massaroni of Suttons Bay and Joseph Janik of Traverse City.

She was predeceased by her first husband, William Webster in 1944; and a brother, James Bartley in 1932.

Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City on Thursday evening, Sept. 9, 2004, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., where services will be held at 7:30. The Rev. Becky Chamberlain will officiate.

Burial will be on Friday,Sept. 10, 2004, at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherryland Humane Society.
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