Official Obituary of

Domenicuccio Massucci

December 17, 1927 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Domenicuccio Massucci Obituary

Domenic Massucci, age 96, of Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away peacefully at the Saybrook Landing Rehabilitation Center on February 13, 2024. He was born in Cerro al Volturno, Italy and emigrated to the United States in the 60s to join family. He was married to his soulmate Evelina for 69 years until her passing 3 years ago. He had a personality that fostered immediate friendships and all that knew him were captured by his energy, enthusiasm and drive. His favorite motto was something that his grandfather taught him at an early age ‘one hundred friends are not enough, one enemy is too many’ and aspired to live his life accordingly. He loved and cherished his family as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A true measure of his character was the total devotion and dedication he showed providing primary care to his wife in the last years of her life as her health declined. He was a natural orator and some of our fondest memories are of him being surrounded by attentive, smiling and teary-eyed faces recanting stories of his youth growing up in the Italian country side tending to farm animals, raising a pet fox and surviving the war years hiding in farmhouses scattered across the hillsides. The power and magic of those stories lies in the fact that they were true life experiences and beyond the imagination of kids living a modern life. Domenic, affectionately referred to by grandkids and great-grandkids as ‘Nonno’ lived a full and healthy life until the end. He approached everything he did with vigor and passion including his 17 years spent as a forklift operator at Rockwell International, his ‘dream job’, until the company relocated out of state. Subsequently he worked at Ashtabula Rubber Co. until retirement. He had an impeccable work ethic and was always proud to be frequently asked to work continuous shifts which he happily and eagerly complied. He often stated that the retirement years were the happiest in his life as he was able to pursue full time his favorite pastimes of gardening, landscaping, wine making, hunting and fishing. He especially looked forward with great anticipation and enthusiasm to the summer months where he would spend many days of camaraderie with a close circle of family and friends fishing for perch and walleye on Lake Erie. We shall be forever grateful for the dedication and support provided by these companions which allowed him to pursue his fishing passion till near the end. He was a longtime member of Red Brook Boat Club where he made numerous cherished friendships.
He was loved and will be thoroughly missed by his family and friends.

Domenic is survived by his son Tony (Janice) Massucci; grandchildren Christy (Brian) Youngers and Sarah Massucci; great grandchildren Natalie, Brooke and Will Youngers.

He was preceded in death by his wife Evelina, son Adam Massucci, who passed away at age 52; parents Antonio and Adelina ‘Izzi ’ Massucci; sisters Romana DeCesare; Luigina Grassi and Imola Volpe.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 1P.M. in Mount Carmel Church with entombment to follow in Greenlawn Memory Garden. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 to 12:30 at Guerriero Funeral Home 1550 West 19th  St. in Ashtabula.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the professional and dedicated staff(s) of Saybrook Landing Rehabilitation Center and Bella Care Hospice for the compassionate care and comfort they provided during the final year of his life. Condolences can be made at


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February 17, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Guerriero Funeral Home
1550 W 19th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Mass of Christian Burial
February 17, 2024

1:00 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
2100 East 21 St.
Ashtabula, OH 44004


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