Anthony T. ‘Tony’ Mario

April 13, 2011

Anthony T. ‘Tony’ Mario

Anthony T. ‘Tony’ Mario of Belleville, Michigan (formerly of Otsego and Pine Lake) passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his home. Mr. Mario was born April 18, 1916, in Otsego, Michigan, to Samuel and Frances (Congemi) Mario.

For 42 years he was employed at the MacSimBar Paper Mill (later Mead Corp.) in Otsego, retiring in 1984. During WWII Tony served his country in the Army Air Force. In 1974 Tony and Linda moved from Otsego to Pine Lake, where he spent most of his time fishing and working in his yard. After their retirement, the Marios spent winters in Florida.

 On January 6, 1940, in Otsego he married the former Linda Morris, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Brenda Neupert of Belleville, Sally (Bill) Pallett of Plainwell and Tom (Nancy) Mario of Paradise Valley, AZ; 5 grandchildren, Jody (Bruce) Gielinski, Jill (Steve) Hammond, Cheryl (Gordon) VanderPloeg, Chris (Jackie) Pallett and Tim (Tammy) Pallett; 5 great-grandchildren, Phillip and Alyse Hammond, Carter and Carlee Pallett and Cassie Pallett; a brother, Joe (Alberta) Mario of Tavares, FL; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were an infant son, Anthony Thomas Mario, in 1944; 3 brothers, John, Sam and Frank Mario; a sister, Katherine Macri; and a son-in-law, Phillip Neupert, in 1986.

In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler celebrant. Burial of ashes will be at St. Margaret Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Tony may be made to Arbor Hospice or St. Margaret Church.

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