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Joseph (Joe) Mascioli


Able Seaman, RCNVR


Died: 12 Dec 2009, Winnipeg, Manitoba


MASCIOLI, Joseph (Joe) - On Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Victoria Hospital, Joe Mascioli passed away at the age of 85 years. Joe was predeceased by his father, mother, sisters Mary and Helen (Herb) Smith, and brother Al. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Karen and their three daughters: Jovanna (Bruce) LeCren, Audrey (Al) Wiebe, Coreen Henderson, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. He also leaves to mourn 3 sisters-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be dearly missed by his sidekick Bernie. He served in the Navy during the Second World War from 1942 to 1945 as able Seaman and served in the Atlantic Theatre. Joe had his private pilot's license and enjoyed many years of flying. He worked for the Winnipeg Transit in various capacities for 34 years. His main love after Karen was buying and selling cars, which he did for over 60 years. Joe will be long remembered for his love of a good joke, good deal and desire for the latest gadget. In accordance with Joe's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 19, at 3:00 p.m., Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Interment will follow at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens. Special thank you to the staff of the 5th floor South at the Victoria General Hospital for their kindness and compassion for Joe. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends desire donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society in memory of Joe. Glen Lawn Funeral Home 982-7550 (Winnipeg Free Press 16 Dec 2009)


Joseph Mascioli was born, raised, lived and died in Winnipeg. He enlisted in 1943 and served for the duration, mostly as a Seaman based at Halifax. He was recognized for mechanical aptitude. He spoke of his service on HMCS Chicoutimi, and HMCS Beaver, but in brief and general terms. He was very reluctant to speak of his wartime service.


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(1) Portrait of Joe Mascioli  (2) Joe's medals - The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM) and the 1939-45 War Medal



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