John Peter Macca, a former sales manager for the Texaco oil company who was a summer resident of Amagansett for several decades, died on Feb. 27 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Florida following a stroke. He was 83.
Mr. Macca was born on July 8, 1929, in New York City to Peter Samuel Macca and the former Rosana Muraca. As a young man, he served in the Army during the Korean War. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead.
In October 1960, he married Cynthia Jane Abbott in Massachusetts. The couple had three children. The family first made their home in New York. They later moved to Detroit so Mr. Macca could work closer to the automobile industry. He was a member of the Oilmen’s Club there, as well as the Meadowbrook Country Club and the Lost Lake Woods Golf Club.
After retiring from Texaco, he and his wife relocated to Ridgefield, Conn.
For more than 45 years, the family spent their summers in Amagansett. Nearly a decade ago, Mr. Macca and his wife moved to Hobe Sound, Fla., to escape the winters.
Mr. Macca is survived by his wife and their three children: John P. Macca Jr. of Detroit, Darren K. Macca of Longmont, Colo., and Melissa G. Maur of Brooklyn. He is also survived by a brother, Louis Macca of Lonetree, Colo., and a granddaughter, Charlotte Julia Maur.
A Mass was celebrated on Friday at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Hobe Sound. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date.
Contributions in Mr. Macca’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas 75231, or to the East Hampton Food Pantry, 219 Accabonac Road, East Hampton 11937.