Raffaele Masella. Clarinetist, cabinet-maker, wood-carver, b Ischitella, Italy, 12 Mar 1865, naturalized Canadian 1908, d Montreal 31 Dec 1952. He was a clarinetist in 1898 in the Banda Bianca in San Severo, Italy, before coming in 1905 to Montreal, where his family joined him four years later. He was a member of the Montreal Concert Band and the Victoria Rifles Band. He made furniture for the Montreal firm McAndrew, Cerini, and Jenkins.