Vincent Charles Massaro, Jr. known throughout Jefferson Parish Recreation Department as “Huggy Bear”, departed life June 27, 2020. Born May 10, 1950 to Navy Career Man Vincent C. Massaro, Sr. and Emma Lampard Massaro. He grew up in the St. Roch area where he attended Our Lady Star of the Sea School and Holy Cross High School graduating in 1968. He went to LSU where he became a member of the L Club and SEC Wrestler for LSU. Preceded in death by his brother Emmet P. Ray and sister Marian Ray Long. Survived by his daughter Gracelyn Massaro and the Love of his life, Peggie Risner Massaro. His much loved step Children, Nancy Bradley, (Mike), Robert Otero, (Susan), Michael Otero, (Fatiha), Timothy Otero and Enrico Otero. Grandchildren Tiffany, Casey, Yvonne, Cort, Blake, and Jake. Great Grandchildren, Conner, Cort Jr., and Julie. Vincent enjoyed all sports, coaching, and umpireing. He loved spending time with special friends Jorge and Christine Ramirez and Jennifer Walker. His best friend William C. Credo, III and College friends. He enjoyed cooking and inventing new recipes. Retired from Jefferson Parish Recreation Dept. after 36 years. He reached out as volunteer to the Special Childrens Programs where he played Santa Clause, Merlyn the Magician and the Great Hollow. During retirement he was physically limited to home, but enjoyed his therapy dog, Princess Buttonpants and watching sports on television. Friends, relatives, and employees of Jefferson Parish Recreation Dept. are invited to attend services at St. Christopher Church 309 Manson Ave. in Metairie Thursday August 13. Visitation will start at 11 A.M. with a mass to follow at 12 noon. A reception will follow in the Parish hall. Interment will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Autism Brain Research Harvard University 114 Mt. Auburn Cambridge, MA 02138. ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME 3827 CANAL ST. NEW ORLEANS, LA
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