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Mark John Massaro
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Mark J. Massaro, 64, of Rochester, MN passed away on September 6, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mark John Massaro was born August 24, 1958 in Akron, Ohio. He grew up in Warsaw, Ohio and later studied journalism at The Ohio State University where he met the love of his life, Joyce. Mark married Joyce Meinzen on September 5, 1981. A few years later, Mark started his career with Cincinnati Insurance Company where he worked for the next 35 years. Mark and Joyce were blessed with two children - Marie and Matthew. In 1995, the family moved to Rochester, Minnesota. Six years ago, Mark became a grandpa for the first time. Mark always put his family first and he loved all of the time he spent with them.

Mark lived a full life, often enjoying traveling, boating, running, listening to music, walking the family's dogs, and playing the bass guitar in a band with his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Massaro; daughter, Marie Schwartz; son, Matthew (Karime) Massaro; granddaughter, Riley Schwartz; father, Thomas (Marion) Massaro; mother, Carole (Gary) Bantum; sisters, Linda (Mark) Hampton and Karen Liu; extended family.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, and other caregivers at Mayo Clinic.

A Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 869 7th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, September 16, 2022 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Paws and Claws Humane Society, or Mayo Hospice.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Massaro family; to share a special memory of condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

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16
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Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes
5421 Royal Place NW
Rochester, MN 55901
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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869 7th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
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J Joel Davenport on Oct 7, 2022

I was very sad to hear of Mark's passing and would like to extend my condolences to his family. I worked with Mark at Cincinnati Insurance Company for a time, and although my territory changed and we didn't work directly together in the years before I retired, I always tried to connect with him when he came to Cincinnati for the annual field meetings. Mark was a pleasure to work with and his upbeat personality was infectious; he left a trail of positivity wherever he went. He will be missed and remembered long into the future.

L Lori Rosen on Sep 15, 2022

Dear Joyce, Maria, Matthew, Linda, Karen, Carol, and all of the extended family,

We were so saddened to hear the news of Mark. We extend our deepest condolences to the family. Our families were intertwined, through Marion and Tom (Marks dad "Andrew" as we lovingly call him"). We came to know Mark as a kind man, a gentle soul, positive, always with a smile on his face, a person who enjoyed life, with a fierce love of his family. We extend our deepest sympathies to all. He will be missed we know.
With love, The Rosen Family
Lori (Marion's daughter), Gary, and children Joel and Marisa

L Lori Rosen on Sep 15, 2022

Marion sharing special photos of Mark

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Marion sharing special photos of Mark

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Marion sharing special photos of Mark

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Marion sharing special photos of Mark

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