Louis Anthony Artale

January 1, 1934January 28, 2021

Louis Anthony “Lou” Artale, 87, of Massillon, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Lou was born in the Bronx, NY on January 1, 1934 to the late Leoluca and Anna (Ligio) Artale. He grew up in the Bronx and was a 1952 graduate of James Monroe High School. In 1953, Lou enlisted in the United Stated Army and served his country honorably until 1955. In 1956, he married Helen Rossetti and enjoyed 60 years of marriage with her before she preceded him in death in December of 2016. Lou was very dedicated to his work and loved his dogs. He was also a great grandpa to his seven grandkids.

Along with his parents and wife, Lou is preceded in death by 13 siblings and one son-in-law, Joe Barbato.

Lou is survived by his three children: Lou Artale, Jr., Jean Barbato, and Lisa (Michael) Skelly; seven grandchildren: Dominic, Adam, Angeline, Joseph, Matt (Ashley), Ryan, and Sabrina; and one great-grandchild, Olivia.

Per Lou’s wishes, a cremation will take place and he will be laid to rest at Sunset Hills Burial Park. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society of Stark County at


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Patricia Bonson

February 9, 2021

My Dear Uncle Louis
Over the years we've spoken and I've always enjoyed chatting with you. Most of all I remember the business trips you made to California. On some occasions I could meet with you and have a drink. Those were great times seeing you....also, remember the trip to Canton, Ohio before Thanksgiving with my Dad to visit you the was a wonderful trip....
Rest in peace and enjoy being with all your siblings were the last of your brothers and sisters, you'll be dearly missed.
Love your niece, Patty

Karen DeTorres

January 31, 2021

Uncle Lou - Some of my favorite childhood memories are of Sunday dinners and holidays spent at Nanny's tiny Bronx apartment with all the Rossetti girls, my uncles and my cousins. The dinner table took up the entire living room, and us kids had to crawl under the table to get to our seats. You, my Dad, and Uncle Vince, were the jokesters, and I can hear the laughing as I write this. And my first ride in a plane was a trip that our family took to visit your family in Wisconsin one summer. You had a rough road these last few years taking care of Aunt Helen, and your devotion to her is an inspiration. RIP Uncle Lou. Love, your favorite niece, Karen

Mary Loy

January 30, 2021

To all of Lou's family-

Please accept my deepest sympathy on his passing. I enjoyed getting to know him in his time at Danbury, and I especially enjoyed spoiling him with Twix bars and donuts. He was a special man and he will be missed. May he rest in peace.