CHESHIRE – Charles Burke Masse, 82, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Judith (Hayes) Masse.
Mr. Masse was born on February 16, 1938 in Rochester, N.Y., son of the late Elmer O. and Alice (Gilmore) Masse. Charles was a veteran proudly serving in the United States Army, where he was a percussionist in the West Point Band. He was a graduate of Ithaca College, where he earned his degree in Music. Mr. Masse was a salesman in the lumber industry prior to his retirement. In his free time, he was a member of the Meriden City Band, Meriden Symphony, Cheshire Symphony, Westerly Band, R.O.M.P.S swing band, and the Legion of Mary.
Besides his wife, Mr. Masse is survived by his son Thomas Gilmore Masse and his husband James Perlotto, and his daughter Patricia Alice and her husband Peter McAlinden; two grandchildren Jake “JMac” McAlinden, and Allison McAlinden.
Services for Charles will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., is assisting the family with the arrangements. To view these arrangements online, share a photo, or an online condolence, please visit www.fordfh.com.