Tommaso “Masi” Alagna

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May 23, 1918 - June 6, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Alagna, Tommaso “Masi,” 101, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, June 6, 2019.  Beloved husband for 68 years of the late Francesca Alagna (nee Bono); loving and cherished father of Joe (Donna) and Gaetano “Tom” (Laura) Alagna; dear Nonno of Ben (Angela) and Adam Alagna; sweet Great-Nonno of Edison and Autumn Alagna; brother of surviving Rosa Cognata (nee Marino) and Joseph Marino; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.  Special thanks to Kimecha, Ann, Ruthie, and Theresa of VITAS Hospice for your love and care of Pop the past year.  Masi immigrated to the United States in 1948 from Campobello di Mazara, Sicily.  After working for C. Nelson Manufacturing Company, General Art, and also as a dry cleaner presser, maker of garden statues (which now grace many St. Louis backyards), and owning his own ice cream truck, Tommaso and Francesca opened Tommaso’s Italian Restaurant on Airport Road in North County and then provided continued love and encouragement to their sons, Joe and Tom, to open their own Italian restaurant, Fratelli’s Ristorante.  We will greatly miss Tommaso’s wit, stories, Sicilian poems and cucuzza.

In lieu of flowers, (if desired) memorials may be made in Tommaso’s name to the American Heart Association (St. Louis Chapter), or Masses preferred.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Ron & Paula Schwartz June 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Your dad lived a long and wonderful life, your memories of him will be with you forever.

  2. Mark and Jill Boudreau June 9, 2019 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    candle 6So sorry for your family’s loss. Our deepest sympathies to you all!

  3. Jim & Jeanne Kellen June 9, 2019 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    So sorry Joe Tom and families. We will miss seeing him in the back yard tending his garden.

    • Daniel Oglesby June 10, 2019 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Much Love to the Alagnas.

  4. Susan and Harry Dillard June 9, 2019 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Tom and Joe, Harry and I are so sad for your loss. We have had so many wonderful memories of Frances and Tommaso. Always so sweet and fun. I remember your Dad cooking in the basement at the home in St. Louis. He loved his garden an his life with his wife and boys. What a great salute that he has such wonderful sons and grandsons and his great grandchildren. Thinking of him today. Love Susie and Harry.

  5. Richard Berhorst June 13, 2019 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Our Thoughts & Prayers are with Your Family from Doris & Rich Berhorst.

    We lived in the Fox Hall Estates with Tom and his Family. in St. Louis County, Mo.

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