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Mario Cortopassi


Mario Cortopassi, 87, of New Port Richey, passed away on July 22, 2020 of advanced Parkinson’s disease.  He was born in Florence, Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1954. Mario lived in Brooklyn, New York with his parents and sisters before he enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served in the 7th Infantry and was stationed in Korea.

After his honorable discharge from the military, he returned to New York and started his career with Brooklyn Boiler Repair as a talented and skilled welder. He obtained his ASME Certification.  In 1958, he met his future wife, Jeanne and they were married on September 10, 1960 and resided in Brooklyn, New York. They welcomed two children, Lisa and Mario. In 1970, the family moved to Holbrook, New York and they welcomed their third child, Jeanine.

In 1978, Mario started his own business, JMC Boiler Repair. His business was a success because he proudly worked hard every day using his knowledge, skill and steady hardworking hands. In 1989, the family moved to Florida where Mario used his talents at Metal Industries until he retired in 2003.

Mario enjoyed gardening, especially his grape vines, and also enjoyed drawing and painting. He was very creative and constructed art out of metal. He loved playing with his grandchildren and cooking his “big” breakfast when the slept over. In his retirement years, he enjoyed shooting pool and playing bocce at the clubhouse. Mario would say his pride and joy and his biggest accomplishment would always be his family.

He leaves behind his wife of nearly 60 years Jeanne; three children, daughter Lisa, son Mario (Michele), daughter Jeanine (Charlie) and grandchildren, Christopher, Austin, Jordan, Matthew, Sierra, Evan and Isabel.

He was a loving son and brother, a devoted husband, a patient and kind father and a proud Papa.

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  • Kavanagh Family says:

    Thinking of you all and sending our love and prayers .What a blessing to have had such a wonderful Husband Father and Grandfather in your lives what a loving and devoted family he leaves behind.God Bless you All.
    The Kavanagh’s

  • Lucy Febo Bress says:

    My Family and I had were blessed to have known Mario. My Dad had made a quick special bond with Mario. We were glad to have also met his wife and children.
    Mario will be greatly missed. Our Love and Prayers are with you all.

  • The McKameys says:

    Beautiful piece about your Dad. Thank your for sharing his amazing earthly journey. You are all blessed to call him your father, husband and friend. God has welcomed him home. I pray that he will quickly heal your broken hearts.
    ~ The McKameys

  • Jim Rudolph says:

    Jeanine,

    After hearing stories about him and seeing your family all together, I wish I had met your dad. Good kids don’t happen by accident. So knowing you and Charlie, seeing you raise your boys, tells me a great deal about your mom and dad! I pray that God blesses your entire family as you make this adjustment. Please call me if I can do anything for you or your mom.

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