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Frank M. Massaro, Falls construction executive

April 22, 1928 – May 8, 2015

LEWISTON – Frank M. Massaro, a retired officer of the family-owned Sicoli & Massaro Construction Co. of the Town of Niagara, died Friday in Schoellkopf Health Care Facility, Niagara Falls, where he had been a patient for two years. He was 87.

Born in Niagara Falls, Mr. Massaro graduated from Niagara Falls High School and attended Niagara University. He was assistant director of Public Works for the City of Niagara Falls from 1960 to 1963. From 1963 until 1993 he served as secretary and treasurer of Sicoli & Massaro.

During his tenure, the company worked on a wide range of major projects, including Pilot Field, now known as Coca-Cola Field, in Buffalo; Harry F. Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls; the Lewiston master sewer project; and Steuben County Office Building in Bath.

Mr. Massaro was a director of the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, a member of Sertoma International Club, and served as an officer with the Lions Club in Niagara Falls. He also was a member of the Niagara Frontier Country Club and Niagara Falls Country Club.

Besides golfing, Mr. Massaro was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed travel.

His wife of 59 years, the former Dolores C. “Dorie” Zito, died Aug. 4, 2011.

Survivors include three children, Dominic, Sharon Tasner and Dr. Frank; two sisters, Ann Russo and Mary Sicoli; two brothers, Richard and Angelo; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 620 Center St.