Obituary of Peter Alfred Missaggia Sr.

Peter Missaggia Sr

Peter Alfred Missaggia Sr., 87 of Housatonic died Thursday September 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Peter was born in North Canaan CT on August 30, 1933 son of Bertolo and Angela (Segalla) Missaggia. He was educated in Canaan schools and proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Germany. He then worked as a truck driver for the Town of Great Barrington Highway Dept, retiring in 1976. Peter was a Lifetime Member of the James A. Modolo Post in Great Barrington and a Lifetime Member of the D.A.V. in Pittsfield. Peter was a diehard N.Y. Yankees and N.Y. Giants fan. Peter’s wife, Jennie H. (Rathbun) Missaggia predeceased him on July 1, 2019. Peter is survived by two sons, Peter A. Missaggia Jr. and wife Nancy of Marble Falls TX and John Missaggia and partner Rina Gardella with whom he lived in Housatonic, two daughters, Kathy Missaggia of Canaan CT and Karen Decker and husband Steven of Sheffield, one sister, Catherine Giansiracusa of Torrington CT and four grandchildren, Jason and Jesse Tweed, Gino Daloni and Carolyn Missaggia who was the pride of his life. In addition to his wife Jennie, Peter was predeceased by two brothers, Bert and John Missaggia and daughter Linda Daloni.

Family will receive friends on Thursday September 24 at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Social distancing and masks will be required for calling hours due to the current State regulations due to Coronavirus. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Peter’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through

3 Responses to Obituary of Peter Alfred Missaggia Sr.

  1. I know I wasn’t near but family is family and your my uncle I love you so much! You will be deeply missed

  2. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your time of grief.
    My mother Teresa Perotti Solan from Canaan Ct was his 1st cousin and grew up with him in Canaan and played with him your Uncle Joh, Bert, and Aunt Catherine (who is my God Mother). My Mother Teresa, is unable to attend your calling hours due to health issue, I should be able to join you to help represent her and the Perotti family. Again we are sorry for your loss, may he rest in Peace.

  3. Pete,John, Kathy ,Karen & Family , I am very saddened that Housy has lost yet another great guy. Condolences to you all and I’m very sorry I could not attend the services for your Dad.I had hoped to see you all. Your Dad was always good to me and I consider myself lucky to have him in my Memories of living and growing up in Housy. Most of the time it was at the Post Office when we had a chat, but we always gave time to each other to do just that. He will always be in my heart. Thinking of you all. Smitty

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