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Mario Olivieri

Mario D. Olivieri

Tuesday, April 17th, 1928 - Saturday, December 26th, 2020
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Mario D. Olivieri
1928 - 2020

Southbury, CT Mario D. Olivieri, 92, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury after a short illness. He was the loving husband of Marie A. (Macchia) Olivieri. Mario didn’t think he’d make it past one of the first dates, both on this Earth and in their relationship, when he was called inside by a teen-aged Marie’s father after he brought her home late. They were married for more than 71 years.

Mario was born on April 17, 1928, in Fishers Island, New York, on the Eastern tip of Long Island’s Suffolk County. He was the son of Adam and Maria (Londei) Olivieri. He spent some formative years in nearby Fishers Island before moving to and being raised in Naugatuck, Connecticut, where he was a graduate of Naugatuck High School.

Mario built his life in Naugatuck by hand. After going into the construction business with his father, he erected the majority of the houses -- and named the adjoining streets, Bird Road and Spruce Drive -- in what would become his neighborhood for more than five decades. He spent the last 18 years in Southbury, Connecticut, 15 of which were in Heritage Village.

Over the years, he held many jobs, most of which involved the design and remodeling of grocery stores. If you’ve shopped at one in the Northeast, he could tell you more than you wanted to know about it. He held a managerial role at Allied Grocers, a co-op of supermarkets in Connecticut and Massachusetts, where he was involved in store design. Mario and Marie also were co-owners of The Home Market, a grocery store in Naugatuck. Possessing a legendary work ethic, he was employed into his 80s.

Though he was diminutive in stature, Mario was a giant as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his wife, Marie, he is survived by the following, all of whom he counseled with a comforting hand on the nape of the neck: sons, Adam and his wife, Jean, of Oakland, Calif. and John and his wife, Donna, of Watertown; grandchildren, Kendra Olivieri and her husband, Tom, of Pleasant Hill, Calif.; Anthony Olivieri and his wife, Sylvia, of Prospect; Simon Olivieri and his wife, Vanessa, of Alameda, Calif.; and Eric Olivieri of Boston. He had three great-grandchildren -- Kate Webster, Natalie Olivieri and Mario Olivieri -- and one on the way. Mario also is survived by his sister, Ann Palmer, of Atlanta, his beloved brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Louise Macchia of Southington, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services for Mario will be private. Contributions in honor of Mario can be mailed to St. John the Evangelist School, 760 Main Street, Watertown,CT 06795.
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Posted at 09:37am
So sorry John for your Dad passing.
May he Rest In Peace

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