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Mario P. Celii Obituary
Mario P. Celii of Downingtown Mario P. Celii, 76, of Downingtown, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at his home, surroun-ded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" A. (nee Kornet) Celii with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Campli, Italy, Mario was the son of the late Giuseppe and Quintina (nee Bianconi) Celii. In 1947, he came to the US with his family at the age of 11. He was a 1955 graduate of Downingtown High School. For four years, Mario proudly served our county in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he spent two years with NATO security in Naples, Italy. For over 40 years, he was employed by the former Chemical Leaman Tank Lines as a computer programmer and project leader. Mario was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Downingtown, where he assisted as usher for over 40 years. He was also a member of the St. Joseph's Fr. Fennerty Council #7208 of the Knights of Columbus, St. Anthony's Lodge in Downingtown, where he served as former president, and soccer coach for EBYO. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking, making wine, and exercising, and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, Mr. Celii is survived by his children, Christopher of Coatesville, Michael of Cary, N.C., Mark of Glenmoore and Michelle of Charlotte, N.C., grandchildren, Danielle, Kristin, Meagan, Maxwell, Joshua and Ian Celii and Adrien and Luca Buchoux and brother, Joseph of Phoenixville. An evening visitation will be held on Monday, November 26th from 6 to 8 p.m. and a morning visitation on Tuesday, November 27th from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27th at St. Joseph Church, 338 Manor Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Building Fund at the above address or Crossroads Hospice, 523 Plymouth Rd., #225, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. To send online condolences, visit www.james terryfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on Nov. 24, 2012
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