Helen H. Massa

March 21, 1925 - April 28, 2012

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Helen H. (nee Heskamp), beloved wife of Robert R. Massa for 59 years, devoted mother of Laurie, Mark (Lisa), Gary (Mary) and Barbara/Pep (Pete) Hammer, dear sister of Ruth Penn and the late Kay Dubay, Anne Prigge, Mary Barbara, Leo and Harry Heskamp, survived by six grandchildren Jess, Luke, Katie, Kristen, Lauren and Maria. Died after a long illness, Saturday, April 28, 2012, age 87. Friends may call at St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton, Rd., Finneytown, Saturday from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Xavier University or John Carroll University.


Jeff Davis - Jun 8, 2012

So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Lost my Mom over a year ago myself. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless! Jeff Davis-South Carolina Athletics

Ciuccio Family - May 9, 2012

Sorry to hear Helen has passed. You are in our prayers for strength and good health.

Jim Leon - May 4, 2012

Katie, Kristen and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pamela Heckel - May 4, 2012

Bob and family,
My heart goes out to you.

Dr. Jim Konerman - May 3, 2012

She was a wonderful person. it was an honor to care for her. May God help you through this difficult time.

St. Xavier High School - May 3, 2012


at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services

Jan Fresh - May 3, 2012

I didn’t know Mrs. Massa personally but I knew her through her three wonderful children. She leaves a beautiful legacy in those children and grandchildren, such a fabulous family. They have touched so many other families in the Clifton area and made our lives so much richer.

Our love and prayers go to the family.

Judy Van Horn - May 3, 2012

So sad for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chuck & Colleen Massa - May 2, 2012

We will miss Aunt Helen. Thinking and praying for the entire Massa family.

Kim Abbott - May 2, 2012

My dear friend and former colleague is Laurie Massa. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I can “hear” your mom’s voice as she would call her daughter at work, and I would pick up your phone because you were not available. She had such a sweet voice. As we shared a bond because our love for each of our parents, I share in the sadness of your loss. Clearly your mom has been a dedicated wife and mother….evidenced by the adult children she brought up into this world.

God blessings, peace, and love during this difficult and emotional time.

Love, Kim

Shawn Burke - May 2, 2012


Very sorry to hear about your mother. When she visited you in SC, I could tell how proud she was of you. I’m sure it meant alot to both of you when you moved back to Ohio. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers here at Carolina. Shawn Burke

Mel Parker - May 2, 2012

To Laurie and the family, my deepest and most sincere condolences to you in your time of loss. There is nothing like the love of a Mother and it can only be replaced by the love of God. Please allow Him to fill the void for you. My prayers are with you.

Barb (Allanson) Fitzpatrick - May 1, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of you loss. I have very fond memories of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deepest sympathy,