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Louis A. Maggi
Utica
Mr. Louis A. Maggi, age 86, of Utica, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2011, in the comfort and privacy of his home with his loving family by his side. Born in Chadwicks on April 26, 1924, Louis was the son of the late Antonio and Christine (Miullo) Maggi. He was raised and educated in local schools and graduated from Syracuse University with a Landscape Architecture and Engineering Degree in 1949. A member of America's Greatest Generation, he was a proud veteran of World War II and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps/453rd Bomb Group in Europe. At St. Anthony of Padua Church on June 7, 1947, he married the former Anne Biamonte with whom he shared 64 years of mutual support and love; Lou and Anne were a real team, and they honored their commitment for a lifetime. Lou was a New York State licensed professional engineer, having held positions as Park Architect for the New York State Parks Department in Niagara Falls. He then accepted a job with the U.S. Government at the Griffiss Air Force Base as chief of the Engineering Design Branch, retiring in 1982. While at Griffiss, he received numerous awards and citations and was most proud of being chosen for both the Air Force and Department of Defense Personal Awards for Natural Conservation in a national competition. Upon his retirement, he began working as a seasonal tax preparer for H & R Block, and he continued in his private practice of preparing tax returns for friends and relatives to recent times. Lou possessed all the fine characteristics of a good family man. He was blessed with a humble, conscientious nature, and he was a person of his word. His community involvement included past Commissioner of the Utica Municipal Housing Authority, past member of the Urban Renewal Agency, past Chairman of the City Planning Board, and past Board Member of the Utica Loretto Facility. His memberships also include the Alumni Association NYS College of Environmental Science at Syracuse, and Noble Degree Knights of St. John, Commandery #385. He was also an avid golfer at the Valley View Country Club, a recreational activity he enjoyed until his recent health problems. He was a parishioner of St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church, where he served as Past President of the Holy Name Society, and was a former member of the Parish Council. Lou is survived by his wife, Anne; his sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Maggi Maggi of Greece, NY, David Maggi of Washington, D.C., and Gary and Erin Maggi of Saratoga Springs, NY; his grandchildren, Benjamin and Sarah Maggi, Nicholas Maggi, and Regina and Van Jackson; and his great-grandchildren, Arianna and Gianna; and Max. In addition, he leaves his sister, Mary A. Hitzeroth of Utica; his nieces and nephews, including John Guarascio, Mary Mallman, Dennis and Azza Giorgi, Maria and David Abdou, as well as the Biamonte nieces and nephews; great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and in-laws, Jennie and Robert Fonseca of Austin, TX, and Frank and Louise Biamonte of Rome, NY. He was also blessed with many wonderful and loyal friends during his life. He was predeceased by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Antoinette J. and Angelo T. "Chief" Giorgi, Ann Guarascio-Ricci and her husbands, John J. Guarascio and Joseph Ricci; his nephew, Frank F. "Frank Gee" Guarascio; and his in-laws, Lawrence Hitzeroth, Mary and Anthony "Tony" Salvo, and Rose and Benny Longo. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Jerry Sloan and staff, the Visiting Nurse Association, and Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. All have shown so much personal care and commitment to Lou and Anne. Visitation will be held Thursday (today) from 4:00-7:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. The Knights of St. John Commandery #385 will assemble for services on Thursday at 6:30. Expressions of sympathy in the form of donations may be made to the Monsignor Carl J. Denti Foundation or the in lieu of floral offerings; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Louis' funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Friday morning at 9:30 from the funeral home and at 10:30 at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. Anthony P. LaFache with Military Honors. Entombment will take place in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum at Holy Trinity Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
Louis A. Maggi
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2011
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