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Jennie Missaggia, 85, of Housatonic

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By Monday, Jul 1, 2019 Obituaries

Jennie H. Rathbun Missaggia, 85, of Housatonic died Monday, July 1, 2019, at her home surrounded her loving family.

Jennie Missaggia

Jennie was born May 19, 1934, in Housatonic, the daughter of Emerson and Blanche (Skrok) Rathbun. She was educated in local schools. Jennie worked for many years as an assembler of electronics at Bicron Electronics. She also worked as a waitress and hostess at the Jug End Barn and worked at Kmart for nine years. Jennie was a member of the former All Saints Church in Housatonic and an avid Red Sox fan. She was a member of the Cove Bowling Wednesday Night League and the former Adams-Budz VFW Auxilliary. She enjoyed trips to the casino, playing Bingo on Friday and Saturday, and spending time with her family.

Jennie is survived by her husband Peter A. Missaggia Sr. of Housatonic; two sons: Peter A. Missaggia Jr. and wife Nancy of Round Mountain, Texas, and John Missaggia and partner Rina Gardella, with whom she lived in Housatonic; daughters Kathy Missaggia of Canaan, Connecticut, and Karen Decker and husband Steven of Sheffield; brother Francis Rathbun of Great Barrington; sister Louise Candee of South Windsor, Connecticut; and four grandchildren: Jason and Jesse Tweed, Gino Daloni and Carolyn Missaggia. Jennie was predeceased by daughter Linda Daloni and sisters, Julia Bunce and Elizabeth “Betty” Harvey.

A graveside service for Jennie H. Rathbun Missaggia will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. The family will receive friends at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington MA 01230 Saturday, July 6, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Jennie’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.


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