Age 92, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family. He will always be remembered as a warm, loving husband to his wife, Eileen, of 65 years and patriarch to his family. He and his wife had six children: Brian (Jennifer), Kathleen Ann, Elaine (Anthony), Marie (Henry), Jeffrey (Michelle), and Darlene (Timothy); 13 grandchildren: James (Agata), Eileen (Daniel), David, Sean (Lucy), Ryan, Amanda, Brian, Maria, Christina, Sabrina, Victoria, Ava, and Brooke. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Natalia, Henry, Liam, and Luciana; and his brother, Rudolph. He was preceded in death by parents, Carmen and Helen Bocchicchio; sisters, Antoinette Skrletts, and Jean Zitelli. His warm personality, sense of humor, loving smile, loyalty, and genuine consideration for others will be fondly remembered. Mario was a WWII veteran who served in the Army's 110th and 28th infantry divisions in Germany, France, and Belgium. Upon completing his duty with the Army, Mario became a horologist starting his own business out of his home of 56 years where he simultaneously raised his six children. He was a former member of St. Justin's CWV Bowling League. Mario also enjoyed gardening. Mario will always be remembered as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather. Family and friends will be received at FRANK F. DeBOR FUNERAL HOME, 1065 Brookline Boulevard, 412-561-0380, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, 2-4, 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, 1100 Creedmoor Avenue (Brookline) on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Augustine Cemetery.
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PostedNovember 15, 2017