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Obituary: John (Jack) Massoglia

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home:

John (Jack) Massoglia 87 of Houghton, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

He was born in Calumet, the son of the late Lucille (Bonenfant) & John Massoglia.

He served in the Army during the Korean War, was active in the Army Reserves & The National Guards. He was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers, copper mines in the area, Locatelli Concrete, Calumet Public Hospital, Laurium Senior Housing & McLain State Park in his working years. He was an active member of the Christopher Columbus organization.

He was married to Sandra (Coppo) for 61 years, she preceeded him in death on July 3, 2019.

He was a wonderful husband, loving father, grandfather, great~grandfather & Papa to all his kids.

He is survived by the girls, Susie (Tim) Jukuri, Patti (Doug Guy) & Mary Kay (Marty Grigg); grandchildren Julie (John) Raymond, Valerie (Brian) Franck, Jon (Courtney) Jukuri, Joshua (Brandy) Walsh, Andrew (Nikki) Walsh & Alex Walsh; great-grandchildren Jenna & Joseph Raymond, Adam & Lauren Franck, Jack, Harper & Beau Jukuri, Emily & Madison Walsh & Wyatt Hardandt.Preceding him in death were his parents, Lucille & John Massoglia, sisters Shirley (Peter) Houle, Dorothy (Al) Chopp, Madeline (Carl) Wendel, brothers Dennis & David Massoglia.

Jack is survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews & friends.

We are forever grateful & thankful to the many professional & compassionate people who helped along Dad’s health journey over many years – he often spoke fondly of each one during his life & expressed his gratitude for their care: Dr. Audrey Liston, The Veteran’s Administration, Dr. Mark Cowan, Dr. Thomas LeGalley, Dr. Joel Johnson, the “many miracles” at Marquette General, Dr. Jerry Luoma & Dr. Michael Luoma.

Raised in the Catholic faith & serving as an altar boy since a young age, he always was a man of Faith. We are eternally thankful for Father Joseph Gracious, Sacred Heart Church in Calumet & Father John, St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Houghton.

Local agencies that helped Dad navigate his last years include Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly & The Community Action Council of Houghton.

In his final days, he was happy to be under the care of Dr. David Kass, who we thank along with the staff at Portage Hospital, Portage Hospice & Canal View Rehab.

We extend the deepest respect & thanks to all the compassionate & caring staff at the Omega House of Houghton who helped us care for Dad in his final days as he journeyed HOME.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Omega House, Little Brothers & Friends of the Elderly or the Houghton County Community Action Council.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday May 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Father Gracious Pulimoottil to officiate.

Private burial will take place in Lake View Cemetery. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.comThe Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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