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Jon David Masella, age 67, of Newtown, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 30. Jon was born in Bridgeport, Conn. He grew up in Stratford and graduated from Stratford High School, class of 1972. After attending Central Connecticut State College, Jon started his first business, opening a luncheonette called Change of Pace, in Bridgeport. His lifelong career was working for the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections, where he retired as a captain after 32 years of service. Jon’s passions included spending time with his family, traveling, and most importantly, his family house on Lake Zoar. He took pride in gathering his loved ones and friends around the table for many delicious meals. Most recently Jon was able to fulfill a retirement bucket list, and he was the proud owner of a shiny red Corvette.

Jon is predeceased by his father, Carl P. Masella, and mother, Ann W. Masella.

Jon is survived by his two beautiful children and their mother: his son, Patrick Jon Masella (fiance Melissa Todice), his daughter, Anne Helene Masella, and their mother, Patricia Masella; his devoted life partner, Sandi Orleman, her loving daughter, Jessica Carnrick, and two adoring grandchildren, Garrett and Aubrey. Jon is also survived by his brother, Peter Masella, and wife, Pamela Masella, as well as nieces Erica Keane, Lisa Saunders, and Stephanie Garofalo, and nephew, Christopher Komski, and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 7 at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Walk through calling hours with masks and social distancing will be Thursday, May 6, from 5 to 8 pm in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lustgarten Foundation: Pancreatic Cancer Research, lustgarten.org, or to the Parkinson’s Foundation, parkinson.org.

To leave an online condolence, visit honanfh.com.

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