Desire THOMASSY, 67, for more than fifty years a resident of McDonald, died
suddenly at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning, April 25, 1931, as he was about
to open the store of the Service Stores Corporation in Marianna, of which he
was a manager. For some time he had not been in rugged health, but
continued in his employment.
Mr. THOMASSY was born in Belgium, November 25, 1863, a son of the late Mrs.
And Mrs. Thomas THOMASSY. The THOMASSY family removed from Belgium to
France, and in 1880 came to the United States, locating at Smithton.
Shortly afterward the family moved to McDonald, and for many years resided
in the THOMASSY homestead in what is now Deloche avenue.
Mr. THOMASSY had been employed the fast thirty-nine years as manager of
stores for the Federal Supply Co., the Noblestown Supply Co., and the
Service Stores Corporation. He was manager of the Federal Supply Co. stores
in McDonald for many years. For several years past he has been manager of
the Marianna store of the Service Stores Corporation.
He was a member of the Carnegie PPOE, MacDonald lodge, IOOF, the Loyal
Order of MOOSE, the K. of P. and the Royal Arcanum. For years he was a
member of the McDonald Hose Co.
Mr. THOMASSY was an upright citizen, a good family man, and a loyal friend.
There as no guile in his make-up. Though he made no profession of religious
faith, he was unconsciously in that which is good, and true and pure and his
conduct in life was such that no one could say that Desire THOMASSY had
wronged or taken advantage of him. He was held in high esteem by his
associates in business and had the good-will of those who were or who had
been in his employ.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Juliette BROWETT THOMASSY and the following
children: Leona the wife of Leon B. WILLIAMS of Cleveland, Okla., Julia the
wife of James F. CRAIG, Burgettstown: Walter of Fairmont, W. Va.; George of
Carnegie, Arthur of Burgettstown, and Lena the wife of Raymond SIMPSON of
Fifth street, McDonald. The following brothers and sisters also survive:
Celine, the wife of Seal BAGUET of Hays, Anna the wife of George GILLESPIE,
Sr. of McDonald, Celeste the wife of H. H. DELOCHE of Dalton, Ohio, Fernand
A. THOMASSY, West Lincoln avenue, McDonald, Ida the wife of E. T. ROBERT of
Fanny street, McDonald, George E. THOMASSY of Burgettstown, and Julia the
wife of George YOUNG of Wilkinsburg. A daughter Laura died in 1901. A son
Fernand died in 1918 and a son Thomas died in 1926. There are eleven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the THOMASSY home in Fifth
street, conducted by the Rev. B. F. HEANY, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of McDonald. Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.
(Source: May 8, 1931 Obits. McDonald PA Record)
(Contributor: Victoria Hospodar Valentine, email@example.com)
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