The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 20, 2013

Linda C. Massaro

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — MASSARO – Linda C., Cranberry Township, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 20, 2013, with her family at her side. Born Jan. 4, 1946, in Johnstown, daughter of Frank and Josephine Genovese. Upon her graduation from Westmont High School, she attended Duff’s Business School. She worked as a court reporter and later as clerk for Magistrate William Wagner. Linda is survived by her mother, Josephine Genovese; son, Scott Massaro; daughter, Kristen Kress, and son-in-law, Eric Kress; her grandchildren, Robert, Julia and Elizabeth; sister, Marie Genovese; brother, Frank Genovese (Jane Genovese); brothers-in-law, Eugene Massaro (Kenita) and Joseph Massaro Jr. (Carol); sisters-in-law, Mari and Lucy; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family sends a special thanks to the transplant doctors and nurses of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for providing our family with the gift of life for Linda. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772- 8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Kilian Church, Clark and Cherry streets, Mars, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Izzie’s Gifts of Hope Foundation at or mail to P.O. Box 187, Mars, Pa. 16046.

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