We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Nardone Funeral Home
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather
Michele “Mike” Mauro of Watertown Massachusetts, passed away at age 89 on Monday May 16th, 2022. He was born on May 1st, 1933, in San Martino Valle Caudina Italy, the son of Saverio Mauro and Olimpia DeLucia.
Michele was predeceased by his first wife Angela Mauro, his sister Michelina Penta and his grandson Robert Carmone. Michele is survived by his second wife NazenDesterpanyan of Greenacres, FL brother Mario Mauro of San Martino, V.C. Italy, son Saverio Mauro his wife Mariangela Vitali of Lastra a Signa Italy, his daughter Olimpia Carmone, her husband Ted of Foxboro, MA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Theo Michael Carmone, his wife Francesca of Reading MA, Michele Mauro, Gabriele Mauro his wife Carolina Bandini of Lastra a Signa, Italy and 4 great grandchildren.
Michele was raised in San Martino, V.C., a province of Avellino, Italy. He lived through World War II during his childhood and when he lost his father early in life, Michele was tasked with providing for his mother and two younger siblings. After serving in the military, Mike built a family home that included a small grocery store (Sale e Tabacco) that his mother and his wife managed while he drove for a bus line along the Amalfi coast. He later moved his family from San Martino V.C. to a suburb of Naples, where he owned and operated a tractor trailer until 1971 when he and his wife Angela emigrated to the United States with their 2 young children.
Mike’s life story has become the epitome of the American Dream; he and his wife were able to create a new and prosperous life for the next generations of his family through hard work and personal sacrifice. Mike became a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. If you are to take a drive through the Greater Boston area, you will pass multiple buildings where Mike left his initials carved in the concrete, including Massachusetts General Hospital where he had open heart surgery in the year 2000.
Mike was well-known for being the first person to step in to help his family and friends with any home project needed. He enjoyed, cooking, gardening, playing Neapolitan Card Games, as well as Bocce Ball and won countless tournaments and league championships over the years. He enjoyed traveling the world and shared many vacations with family and friends. He loved to be surrounded by company, he was a great and animated storyteller, and he adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a vibrant man with a strong presence.
Friends and Family are invited to attend calling hours at the Nardone Funeral Home 373 Main St., Watertown, MA on Monday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and again on Tuesday at 9 AM followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at St. Luke’s Parish 132 Lexington Street, Belmont, MA. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, 999 Belmont Street, Watertown, MA.