Peter Missaggia Sr., 87, of Housatonic

Peter Alfred Missaggia Sr., 87, of Housatonic died Thursday, Sept.

17, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Peter Missaggia Sr.

Peter was born Aug.

30, 1933, in North Canaan, Connecticut, son of Bertolo and Angela (Segalla) Missaggia. He was educated in Canaan schools and proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Germany.

He then worked as a truck driver for the Great Barrington highway department, retiring in 1976. Peter was a lifetime member of the James A. Modolo Post in Great Barrington and a lifetime member of the D.A.V. in Pittsfield.

Peter was a diehard New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. Peter’s wife, Jennie H. (Rathbun) Missaggia predeceased him July 1, 2019. Peter is survived by two sons: Peter A.

Missaggia Jr. and wife Nancy of Marble Falls, Texas, and John Missaggia and partner Rina Gardella of Housatonic, with whom he lived; daughters Kathy Missaggia of Canaan, Connecticut, and Karen Decker and husband Steven of Sheffield; one sister: Catherine Giansiracusa of Torrington, Connecticut; and four grandchildren: Jason and Jesse Tweed, Gino Daloni and Carolyn Missaggia, who was the pride of his life. In addition to his wife, Peter was predeceased by brothers Bert and John Missaggia, and daughter Linda Daloni. The family will receive friends Thursday, Sept.

24, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Birches-Roy Funeral Home, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Social distancing and masks will be required for calling hours due to the current state regulations on coronavirus. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Peter’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans in care of the funeral home.

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