On Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, Mario Paul Maggio of Simpsonville, SC died peacefully in his sleep. He was 83 years old.
Mario is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores; their children, Laura D’Amato (William), Thomas Maggio, Julie Jester (Scott), and Richard Maggio (Robyn); sister, Anna Palmeri of Dunedin, FL; and his grandchildren, Stephen D’Amato (Laura), Mathieu Maggio, Michael Maggio, James D’Amato, Lindsey Lusk (Toni), Danielle Maggio, Thomas Maggio, Jr., Nicole D’Amato, Katherine Jester, and Carrie Maggio. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Maggio; and parents, Frank and Jenny Maggio.
Mario was born on February 11, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. He joined the US Marine Corp. in 1956 where he completed his high school education. Mario and Dolores married in 1958. Upon returning from the Marine Corp, Mario began an entry level position with a Wall Street firm. After several years, with a drive to succeed and provide for his young, growing family, he transitioned into the transportation industry. As the President of Communicar, Inc., he converted 300 yellow taxi radios into one of New York’s first “black car” services for upper-middle class New Yorkers. Ever a risk-taker and always confident in his career moves, in the late 1980’s, Mario left the transportation industry and purchased two bagel stores on Long Island which were extremely successful. He and Dolores retired to Dunedin, FL in 1994, and re-located to Simpsonville, SC in 2002 to be near their children and grandchildren. A life-long learner and avid history buff, in 2006 Mario began taking classes at Greenville Technical College. He continued with his education through 2017 when he graduated from the University of South Carolina – Upstate with a Bachelors degree in US History as their oldest graduate in history.
The family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Dr. Peter Maurides with Internal Medicine Associates of Greenville for his compassionate, caring nature and his sincere concern for our family.
A Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast with visitation immediately following until 5:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church followed by military honors in the courtyard.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at http://stjude.org or to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at
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