Madeline Ann Masi, cherished her family

May 19, 2023

Madeline Ann Masi, 81, of Lewes, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at University of Penn Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. She was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Weehawken, N.J., daughter of the late Leonard and Anna Nowacki.

Madeline graduated from high school in Weehawken and obtained her certification as a medical assistant in Manhattan, N.Y. She enjoyed a lifelong career in the healthcare industry, retiring from Bayshore Hospital in Holmdel, N.J., after more than 20 dedicated years. 

Madeline had two favorite sports, NFL football and NBA basketball. She remained loyal to her favorite players, Patrick Mahomes, rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs and reveling in their Super Bowl win, and Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Madeline maintained close relationships and truly enjoyed shopping trips with her closest friends. She loved to celebrate all holidays and decorate her home accordingly, especially at Halloween and Christmas. What Madeline cherished most, however, was time spent with those she held most dear. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Loved by all who knew her, she will be forever missed.

Madeline is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Rich Masi; her daughter, Healey Stepanic and her son-in-law Michael Stepanic; her grandchildren, Jordan Stepanic and Tanner Stepanic; and her brother, Leonard Vito.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 2 p.m.

All who cannot attend in person are invited to join the services via livestream by visiting:

The family requests contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, marked in memory of Madeline Masi, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087,, or by calling 888-557-7177.

Visit Madeline’s Life Memorial webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at


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