Joseph Mario

Joseph Mario

Joseph  Mario age 96 passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at his home in Florida.

He was born October 31, 1919 in Otsego to Samuel and Frances (Congemi) Mario. Joseph was a 1938 Otsego High School graduate and Molar Barber School in Chicago, IL. He proudly served his country in the US Army during World War II. For many years he owned and operated the Otsego Barber Shop. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and his home on Pine Lake. On June 28, 1941 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Allegan, MI, he married Alberta Bishop who passed away on November 25, 2015.

Surviving are his two children, Andrea (Thomas) Cassidy and Joseph Michael (Penny) Mario; 4 grandchildren, Andrea (Shay) Adkins, Robert (Bonny) Mario , Tim Mario and Joey Mario; 6 great-grandchildren, Amanda and April Mario, Alyssa Mario, Gracie and Joe Mario and Mike (Melissa) Burke; sister-in-law, Linda Mario and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Alberta; his parents; four brothers, Sam, John, Tony and Frank and by his sister, Catherine.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial of ashes will follow at St. Margaret Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Joseph may be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778

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  1. Craig & Lorna Sisson says:

    Dear Mike, Andrea and Families:
    We are sending our prayers and concern for you and your families in the loss of both of your parents. Craig and I have both lost our parents too and miss them terribly. We feel so blessed, though, to have had them for so many years, as many don’t get that privilege.
    We remember both of your parents so well and how prominent they were in our community as we were growing up. Always so friendly and fun to visit with. May God give you his peace in the wonderful memories and love they have left you with. We hope to be at the funeral in the summer and will look forward to seeing you again after so many years. May God bless you and your families as you deal with the loss of both of them.

  2. Ron & Gail (Foster) Tutewiler says:

    Mike & Penny, Andrea & All,

    We were so sorry to hear about Joe and are just hearing about your mom also. Parents are hard to lose. You were fortunate to have them for a lot of years, though. I thought the world of your dad. He was a great guy.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sally Thaxton Betzner says:

    Am sending prayers for the family of Mr. Mario who I remember all my life, cut my little brothers first haircut and my son’s.

  4. Timmy Mario says:

    Goodbye Grandpa… You are gone now, but the memories will remain forever!..

  5. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    Dear Andrea, Mike and families: We all knew the time would come when your folks would leave us for a better place and now we know that they will be spending eternity together. I had the privilege of being your Dads partner for close to 30 years and enjoyed every day standing next to him. We were as close as friends and family could be. He is going to leave a big foot print on the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him.
    Blessings to you all.

  6. Greg Evink says:

    So sorry to learn of the passing of this good man. Joe, you have not cut my hair since the mid 70’s. Yet I always liked coming into the shop and visiting with you, I’m sure you touched a number of peoples lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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