Luciano Massarin

June 8, 1941April 12, 2018

Luciano Massarin was born on June 8, 1941 and passed away on April 12, 2018


  • Visitation Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2018

Luciano Massarin

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Marguerite Mininni

April 20, 2018


John and I are so very sorry to hear of Luciano's passing. It makes us so sad. I know he is really annoyed (putting it politely) and giving someone a piece of his mind, as he loved life and was clearly ready to do many more things. We have fond memories of him in the Adams Morgan restaurant and how well he treated us there as well as when we went to Galileo's a while back.
He was kind to give me lifts when I was going in the same direction as you. And it was always fun to hear stories of his love of being on the water and fishing and your stories of you two in the Caribbean and lately back and forth to Italy. So glad you all didn't wait to do things but did them as part of your regular life. A lesson we can learn from both of you.

We will see you soon.

Margot and John

Maria Ballantyne

April 17, 2018

Luciano was our dear neighbor for many years. Next door neighbor -- we were much blessed in that twist of fate. We miss him greatly. He was that rare person whom you knew saw you clearly, without malice, and offered affection, support, and encouragement with few words and an open heart.

I will miss hearing him in the backyard, calling his beloved cats in for the day. His crisp elegance, true wit, and obvious devotion to his beautiful Carla were always on view. He would often throw his hands up and say things that were so on point, so funny, and so very very true that one could only laugh in appreciation.

Luciano knew what was important in this life and any encounter with him left one bolstered and cheered. A person of deep intelligence -- in the truest, most lucid sense of that word. My husband and son, my father and step-mother, and many of our friends with whom he chatted over the course of so many years send our deepest sympathies to Carla and to Michael Anthony.

(And my little Kelby adored him also and would go crazy whenever he saw L. on the avenue. He'd strain at the leash just to be able to get close and say Hello! to someone he knew loved him right back.)

So, hello, dear Luciano -- You are with us, always. It's hard to write about someone one feels hasn't really left. Keep your good eye on us as we strut and stumble down the lane.

Thomas & Libby Widgeon

April 15, 2018

Sorry For Your Loss!