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John Nelson Massaway Sr.
Died: Sunday, October 13, 2019
John Nelson Massaway SR. 86 of ST.Ignace passed away Sunday evening October 13 at Evergreen Living Center after a  year long stay. He was born on Mackinac Isalnd April 30,1933 to Frank and Catherine (Perault) Massaway. He entered the service during the Korean War and was discharged because of illness after basic training. He married Veronica Cadotte on November 6,1954 on MAckinac Island. She died May 10,2008. He was a very visible team driver for Cariage Tours many years, and was known as Nelson, both tour carriages and Taxis. He also worked at Surrey Hills for Carriage Tours. He worked for the Lakeview Hotel and worked at the Kewadin Cassino to finish his working tour.He was a member of Ste Annes Catholic Church  and Sault Tribe Chippewa Indians.
He is survived by his family; sons John and Linda Massaway, Redding , KY; Paul and Marian Massaway, St.Ignace; Joe and Denise Massaway, Sault Ste. Marie; Robert and Patina Massaway, ST.Ignace and Nick Massaway, ST.Ignace, and one daughter, Theresa ST.Andrew, (Robert Morrison, )St.Ignace; 16 grandc;hildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, and a son Frank Massaway, in 2018; A grandson, John lll his namesake, and a brother, Frank "Chum" in 1950, and a son in law, LeRoy ST.Andrew in 2004.
A Memorial Gathering will be  posted at a later date.  Burial will be next spring in ST.Ignatius Cemetery with his witedfe and son.
Dodson Funeral Home, ST.Ignace assisted with arrangements.
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