Luigi “Gino” Maggio, 76, passed away, with his loved ones by his side, Sunday, November 21, 2021.
Gino was born in Seminara, Province of Reggio Calabria, Italy, February 27, 1945, a son of the late Frank and Giovanna “Jennie” (Luvera) Maggio. The family immigrated to Canada, when he was a young boy, and he was educated in Canadian schools. As a young man, Gino came to Utica to live and work with his relatives, the Luvera and Giruzzi families. He eventually became a foreman, for the Parks Department of Rome, and lived and worked there for over thirty years. Always one to stay busy, following retirement, Gino began his own landscaping and plowing business, where he will be sadly missed by his many customers.
Gino has enjoyed a very close and loving relationship, with the love of his life, Anita (Arcuri) Marchio. Gino and Anita had over sixteen happy years together.
A man of simple pleasures, Gino loved being with family and friends and truly enjoyed having coffee with his buddies, shooting the breeze and solving, “life’s problems.” He was always the first person there to help anyone in need, and his “We’ll see what happens” attitude could always put you at ease.
He leaves his beloved daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Brace and Kristi Maggio; his loving partner, Anita Marchio; adored grandchildren, Ava, Justin, and Lucas Brace; his extended family who were like his own children, Sam (Shana) Marchio, Francesca (Ryan) McBride, Cara (Jason) Musits, Michael Marchio; grandchildren, Samuel Marchio, Emma and Mia McBride, and Nina and Madeline Musits; his beloved aunt, who was like his second mother, Carmella (Luvera) Giruzzi; his siblings, Carmen (Gayle) Maggio, Concetta “Chinzie” Maggio, Domenica “Mimi” Garrah, Carmella Bennett, Rosemary Maggio, and Jim (Kim) Maggio; and sister-in-law, Alice Maggio, all of Canada; and also many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Maggio.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, November 26, 11 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, in Rome. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
The family would like to thank all who cared for Gino during his stay at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org
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