Chicago Automobile Trade Association

In Memoriam: Michael Massarelli

January 13, 2017
Michael M. Massarelli, patriarch of a family that operates eight new-vehicle franchises in Libertyville, died suddenly Jan. 8 at age 80.
After beginning as a used-car dealer in Chicago in the 1960s, Mr. Massarelli started Liberty Buick in Libertyville in 1965 and later expanded his operation in the northern suburb. 
He was proud of his Italian heritage; was an avid fisherman and golfer; and loved a good game of cards. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Libertyville; and Bob O’Link Golf Club, in Highland Park.
Survivors include JoAnn, his wife of 55 years; sons Michael, Joseph and John; and 11 grandchildren. Memorial contributions appreciated to


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