Flora M. (Castello) Massa

Flora M. (Castello) Massa, of Brewster, formerly of Milton, at 109 years old, November 19, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Charles A. Massa. Loving mother of Louise Massa of Harwich and the late Charles A. Massa, Jr. Born in Boston to Italian immigrant parents, Josephine and Giulio Castello. Predeceased by siblings Mary, Louis, Frances and Francesca.

Flora grew up in Dorchester, and, before her marriage in 1944, was employed as an executive secretary at Jordan Marsh Co. She raised her family in Milton, where she lived for 50 years, then moved to Cape Cod in 2000 to be close to her daughter and son-in-law, Tom Von der Linden. She was recognized as the oldest resident in Brewster in 2012. Throughout her long life, Flora maintained ties to her extended family, a vital source of happiness and support. Her Italian heritage was a gift to those she loved.

Flora’s family would like to acknowledge the special attention she received from her relatives, close friends, caregivers, and the staff of Pleasant Bay Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Brewster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton on Tuesday , Nov. 27 at 12:00 PM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. EAST MILTON SQUARE on Tuesday morning prior to the the Mass, 9:30-11:30 am. Interment Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Flora’s memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.