Mario A. deSousa

deSousa, Mario A. TAMPA, Fla. Mario A. deSousa, 78, of Tampa, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2012. Mario was born in Albany to Angelo and Zillah deSousa on November 10, 1934. He was a 39-year retiree from the New York State Office of General Services as a mechanical engineer and a past exalted ruler of the Colonie Elks BPOE 2192. He was a graduate of Purdue University, he resided in Albany and Loudonville for 63 years and spent the last 15 years in Florida. He was predeceased by Marcia and Daniel Oropallo. Survivors include his loving wife, M. Arlene deSousa; sons, Charles (Susan) Oropallo, William (Lynn) Oropallo, Christopher (Holly) Oropallo and Peter (Jacqueline) deSousa; a sister, Willa deSousa. Services will be at a later time. blountcurrycarrollwood.com

Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 27, 2012