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Michael "Mike" L. Massa, 73, of Universal, died at 5:02 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Clinton, to John and Cynthia Contri Massa.
He was a coal miner for Peabody Coal and Laborer International Union 204 in Terre Haute and former farmer. He married Reggie Hendrix on June 24, 1991.
He was a member of the Coal Miners Union, Universal Young Men's Club, National Rifle Association, Sacred Heart Church in Clinton and Clinton High School 1962. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors and Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. Massa (Dec. 21, 1987) and Cynthia Massa (Feb. 14, 1996); and first wife, Sue Massa (Dec. 30, 1988).
Survivors include his wife, Regina Massa; sons, Michael, Matthew, Nick, and Mickey; grandchildren, Autumn, Emily, Dylan, and Dawson; sister, Roseangela (Robert) Burton of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Giovanini Funeral Home with Celebrant Marta Adubato officiating. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Visiting Nurses Association. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on March 24, 2017
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