Todd Louis Massari, 28, of Hamden passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital/Yale New Haven with his family by his side.  Todd was born in New Haven on January 25, 1988; beloved son of John and Rose Ciresi Massari; received a Bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University and during his college years he volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity. After graduating college he served 19 months with the Peace Corps in Bohol, Philippines doing coastal resource management.  Todd was a certified scuba diver; a “Giant Master” (he hiked all trails at Sleeping Giant State Park); he enjoyed running cross country, rowing and swimming; was a die-hard Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.  The family would like to extend a “Special Thank You” to his favorite physican,  Dr. Martin Katz, all of the staff at Verdi 4 West at the St. Raphael’s campus/Yale New Haven, all the doctors and medical staff at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, all the doctors and medical staff at the Smilow Cancer Hospital, and especially his good friend Rev. Sandy Belcher for her spiritual guidance and support.  Brother of Peter (Esther) Massari.  Grandson of Maria Ciresi and the late Salvatore Ciresi, Louis and Madeline Massari. Nephew of Louis (Joanne) Massari, Linda (Michael) Wronski, Anna Ciresi, Joanne (Kevin) Barrett, Rita Ciresi and Jeff Lipkes.  Uncle of Mathias Massari.  Cousin of Derrick & Jessica Wronski, Celeste Lipkes, Dylan and Alana Barrett, Gina Massari.  Also survived by his loving girlfriend Nicole Collins.  Todd leaves many loyal friends who were a constant support during his long illness.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Friday morning at 9:15.  A Mass of Christian burial will celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, New Haven at 10:00.  Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Todd L. Massari Scholarship, at Hamden High School, c/o the School Counseling Office, 2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514.