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Carolyn Sue (Branham) Massa

July 27, 1957 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 64)


Carolyn Sue Massa

ALGOA - Mrs. Carolyn Sue Massa passed from this life to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, September 30, 2021, in League City, Texas surrounded by her family.  Born July 27, 1957 in Galveston, Mrs. Massa had been a resident of Texas City, and for the last several years, Algoa, Texas.

She practiced her Christian faith by volunteering and helping various home bound seniors and worked in many assisted living centers.  She loved the great family reunions and especially the yearly family Christmas parties with “Santa for the kids.”  Her favorite hobbies were crocheting, gardening, creating beautiful arts and crafts and painting.  She loved the outdoors, especially fishing and water sports but her “greatest love was her family.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl William and Corinne (Moreno) Branham; husband, Louis Anthony Massa, Sr.; son, James M. Doherty; siblings, Henry Benavides, Fernando Bernavides, Benny Branham, Michael Branham; sister, Sylvia Bertolasio.

Survivors include her son, Frank Andreas Massa of Austin; daughter, Jamie Michelle McNeil and husband, Jay of Clear Lake City; brothers, Steve Benavides and wife, Donna of Spring, Richard Branham and wife, Robin of Alvin; sister, Molly Benitez and husband, Raul of Houston; grandson, Connor McNeil.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Chaplain Harry Stafford of Roads of Life Christian Ministry officiating.  Visitation with the family will be after the services, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX (409) 925-3501. Internment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Raul Benitez, Bobby Bertolasio, Eric Bertolasio, Richard Branham, Robin Branham, and Eliot Smith.  

The family would like to extend a “heartfelt special thank you” to the doctors, nurses and staff at UTMB Victory Lakes Hospital League City Campus for their exceptional and compassionate care.

Carolyn’s family would like for everyone to wear a mask at her services to implement the current COVID-19 protocols. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carolyn Sue (Branham) Massa, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
October 5, 2021

10:00 AM
Hayes Funeral Home Chapel
10412 Highway Six
Hitchcock, Texas 77563

Video is available for this event

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