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Julio E. Maselli, 96, who worked as a carpenter here for 42 years, died Thursday (Dec. 23, 1999) in the Schoellkopf Health Care Facility after a brief illness.

He was born in Giuliano, DeRoma, Province of Frosinona, Italy, received his education in his native land and moved to Niagara Falls in 1920.

Maselli enjoyed dancing and teaching the art of woodcrafting.

He worked at the former Ayers Witmer Lumber Co. here as a carpenter until 1966, when the company closed. He then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., and worked as a carpenter for 12 years at the Sash, Door & Glass Corp. He retired in 1984 and came back to Niagara Falls.

Maselli was a member of the carpenters union.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marie Rose Paonessa; two daughters, Margaret Conibear of Lewiston and Mary Ann Vitagliano; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, following prayers at 9 in the M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 468 19th St. Burial will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum.


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