Mario E. Falcione, April 20, 2018 at age 87. Beloved husband of Maria I. (Defilippo). Loving son of the late Costantino and Ida Falcione. Mario was predeceased by his brother John and sister-in-law Mary. He is survived by his sister-in-laws Candy Cerri and her husband Ted of Lincoln, and Ida Hanlon and her husband Harold (also Mario’s barber) of Canton.
Cherished uncle of Catherine Prout and her husband Roy of Readville, Patricia Carroll and her husband John of Franklin, Anne Roche and her husband William of Hyde Park, Elizabeth Cook and her fiancé Scott Wallace of Rockland, Jo Ann England and her husband Daniel of Lincoln, Michael Cerri and his wife Judith of Maryland, and Shawn Hanlon of Canton. Also survived by great-nieces and nephews: Andrew and his fiancé Sara Newman, Suzanne and Sarah Carroll; Nicole and John Cook; Marie England and her fiancé Nic Doe, Ted England; Dominic Cerri and his wife MaryBeth, Genevieve Rudolph, Daniela Acosta, and Camila Cerri; and great-grandnephew, August Rudolf, and great-grandniece, Eliana Acosta-Lopez.
Dear friend of Claire Johnson of Kingston, who rendered considerable support during Mario’s long illness. He also had many close neighborhood friends. Maria and family thank them for their support and kindness throughout the years.
Early in his career, Mario worked as a cabinet-maker at O.G. Kelly. He then was a draftsman at Westinghouse, American Machine and Foundry and LFE. He finished up his career as a supervising product design engineer at EPSCO, designing both military and commercial products.
As a young man, Mario played football and baseball. He enjoyed bowling, trips to the casinos, and was an enthusiastic New England sports fan. He loved golf and was proud of the hole-in-one he made in 1987. Mario was a skilled craftsman who created seasonal woodcrafts, which he displayed and sold at craft fairs. He was an avid gardener. His garden vegetables, started from seed, were enjoyed by family, neighbors and friends. His meticulous lawn was the envy of the neighborhood.
When his nieces and nephews were young, Mario played Santa Claus at Christmas each year. He would always be the first one to exclaim, “Let’s open the presents!” after Christmas dinner.
We will remember Mario as a quiet, easygoing, quick-witted gentleman with a smile and kind word for all. We are saddened by his passing but he will always remain close in our hearts.
Funeral from the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak St., HYDE PARK, Thursday morning April 26 at 9, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne's Church, Readville, at 10. Father Ron Coyne will officiate. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours on Wednesday evening from 4 to 8. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mario’s memory to St. Anne’s Church c/o Blue Hills Collaborative, 20 Como Road, Readville, MA 02136.
St Anne's Church
20 Como Road, Readville MA 02136