Patricia J. Maseda


Patricia J. Maseda of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Wednesday, July 30, at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 81.

Jane was born in Oak Bluffs on June 19, 1933, to Joseph and Ruth Combra. She graduated from Oak Bluffs High School.

Jane was the beloved wife of Antone “Tony” M. Maseda Jr., with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Jane started her bookkeeping career at H.C. Hancock, and then went on to keeping the books for Antone M. Maseda Builders. When her children were grown and the business was retired, she went to work for the Oak Bluffs Library. She had also been a CCD teacher for Our Lady Star of the Sea Church where she was a member for many years.

Jane enjoyed knitting, reading, and cooking. She also enjoyed hosting many family gatherings and is most remembered for her Christmas Eve open houses.

Besides her devoted husband, Tony, Jane is survived by her son, James M. Maseda, and his wife, Wendy, of Oak Bluffs; her daughter, Antoinette Reid, and her husband, Jeffrey, of Pawtucket, R.I.; her sister, Gladys Welch of Vineyard Haven; and her brothers, Charles Combra of South Attleboro, and Warren Combra and his wife, Maxine, of Manchester, Conn. Also by her grandchildren Evan Reid and friend, Melanie Devaney, of Pawtucket, R.I., Randolph Reid and friend, Cristen DiSpirito of Grafton, Brendan Maseda of Oak Bluffs, and Austin Reid of Pawtucket, R.I. She was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Maseda.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 16, at 11 am at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs, followed by a potluck reception at the P-A Club. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oak Bluffs EMT Association, P. O. Box 2131, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, or the Fireman’s Assoc. Scholarship Fund. P.O. Box 1673 Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.  Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs,