The IAM mourns the loss of Anthony “Tony-Snuffy” Mastandrea who passed away January 30, 2022 at the age of 92. Mastandrea was a longtime Directing Business Representative of IAM Local 264. He also served as an Executive Board member of the Machinist Union Retiree’s Council.
Like many IAM members, Mastandrea was equally active in his community, serving on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Advisory Board, a past President of the Sons of Italy, the Norwood Retired Men’s Club, Norwood Town Meeting member and a life member of the Norwood Democratic Town Committee.
“Snuffy was a dedicated member and a trade unionist to the core,” said retired District 15 Directing Business Representative Paul Salemme. “He worked tirelessly to better the work lives of countless men, and women who live better lives today because of the work he’s done.”
“Brother Mastandrea was a more than 70-year member,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President Brian Bryant. “A lifetime dedicated to the IAM and helping working families everywhere, he was also a mentor to a multitude of Fighting Machinists.”
Brother Mastandrea will be laid to rest at Highland Cemetery at 320 Winter Street, Norwood, MA 02062. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guide Dogs of America online here, or by mail to 13445 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar, CA 91342.