Mario D. Masciarelli
1988 - 2013
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Masciarelli, Mario D.

Binghamton: Mario D. Masciarelli, 24, of Binghamton, NY, passed away tragically on Friday, March 22, 2013. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Mario D. Masciarelli and is survived by parents, Anthony and Mirella Masciarelli; his stepfather, Terry Walsh; stepbrother, Benjamin J. Walsh; and his grandparents, Laura N. Masciarelli, Emiliano and Santina Tomassetti. His step grandmother is Jane P. Walsh. Other relatives include his uncles, Aldo Tomassetti, Sr., Mario G. Masciarelli; aunts, Adele Krolewski and Rosalinda O'Neill; first cousins, Aldo, Jr. and Jacob Thomassetti, Jessica and Joshua Krolewski, Stephanie and Jennifer O'Neill and Mariah and Dante Masciarelli. Everyone in Mario's life was amazed by his unrelenting energy, his fierce loyalty to friends and family alike and by his remarkable persuasiveness. He brought a vigor, vitality and total commitment to everything he did in a manner that inspired everyone around him. In short, he was simply a joy to be with. Mario was born in Binghamton on Mother's Day, May 8, 1988. A few years thereafter, as an active and persistent little tyke, he would insist on being awakened at 5:30 a.m. in order to watch Winnie the Pooh on TV. If his mother drifted off at all during the broadcast, she would be greeted with a stern warning: "Mommy, watch! Mommy, watch!" And watch she did, recognizing that Mario, even at that age, commanded her total and undivided attention. Later, Mario and his dad became a dedicated snowplowing duo. Every Sunday they would bond over breakfast at the Park Diner then head directly for that week's dirt biking event. Always pursuing a hearty meal, Mario also took great satisfaction in wolfing down burgers at Maria and Marty's home on Tuesday nights. By this time, his cousin Aldo, Jr. would come to have a big-brother influence on him -- one time protecting him from a nasty fall in the parking lot at Chuck E. Cheese's that served as an example of his closeness to Mario. Mario was a graduate of Susquehanna Valley H.S. and took particular pride in his class's reputation (that has become the stuff of legend) for creative mischief-making and age-appropriate pranking schemes. Unfortunately, this did not leave as much time for academics as they desired but demonstrated that their sense of humor was on very solid ground. Mario had some personal traits and habits that endeared him to everyone. He relished having every family member gather during every holiday -- especially at HIS house, where he would appear without fanfare, delight the assembled relatives for a spell then disappear without a soul noticing. His cousins all cherish memories of swimming in his family's pool, trips to Ft. Lauderdale over Easter and of simply experiencing the pleasure of being in his presence. Mario's good looks, physical fitness and fresh, weekly haircut were all of considerable importance to him, but the precious teeth that gave him that million dollar smile were the attributes that occupied most of his time and the things he obsessed most about. Mario was the president and sole proprietor of T & M Construction, Inc. -- a thriving enterprise that he took enormous pride in and whose success was the result of much guidance and encouragement from those he held close. Mario's attachment to anything that had a motor was uncanny, even beginning at the age of 2 or so, when he blazed across a stretch of macadam at breakneck speed on a 50cc racer with his mother in a state of maximum alarm and his father running close behind in full rescue mode. Motorcycles, four-wheelers and jet skis would later serve as vehicles for his free-spirited, accelerated approach to life. If a man can be judged by the quality of his friendships, Mario was incredibly blessed. He and his "posse"-- as his mother termed them-- were bound by a powerful and enduring link, supporting each other along the way always, and enjoying recollections of the good days past. They will miss him deeply. This past Christmas was an especially treasured time for Mario. He and his family and friends went to Cayman Island where he loved looking out over the ocean and reflecting on the many plans he had in mind. Touching memories, a touching time. We miss you, Mario, but you will remain in our loving hearts forever. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, March 29, 2013, at 12 Noon at the Assembly of God Church, 255 Washington Street, Binghamton, NY, with Pastor Randy Eliason officiating. Calling hours will be at the Assembly of God Church Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Susquehanna Valley High School Dollars for Scholars, where an entrepreneurial scholarship has been established in Mario's name. The address is P.O. Box 382, Conklin, NY 13748.




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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2013.
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April 7, 2013
He will never be forgotten, he touched so many lives. My sympathy to all Mario's family and close friends
April 5, 2013
Anthony and family, My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Remember all the good times you had with Mario, these will never be forgotten. Please except my condolences.
God Bless you all,
Debby (Ostrowsky) Weir
Debby Weir
April 4, 2013
my heart bleeds for you
April 4, 2013
Anthony....and family, Please accept my deepest condolences during this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Frank Bertoni
April 4, 2013
May this candle always burn bright in your Hearts forever. The loss of a loved one is the hardest thing we deal with in life. But when it's the loss of your child there is pain beyond what any parent should ever have to endure. May Our Heavenly Father give you all the love and strength to help you through this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family at this very difficult time.

Please except our Deepest Sympathy
The Stephens Family
Philip Stephens
April 4, 2013
He will never be forgotten, he touched so many lives. My sympathy to all Mario's family and close friends
April 2, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. I never had the chance to meet Mario, but from how people have spoken about him I am sure he was a wonderful son and friend to many. Mirella and Terry we are praying for you.
D Caroway
April 2, 2013
So sorry for your loss. GOD BLESS Your family. My prayers are with you all.
Christopher Tozer
April 1, 2013
Anthony and family my heart felt prayers for Mario. I know this tragedy will take all you love and prayers to our Lord and Father to calm your hearts.
Bobby Nash
April 1, 2013
Mirella and Tony, Words can never express how sorry I am. My thoughts, and prayers are with you both at this time. May God give you both, the comfort in knowing that he has your son, by his side, God Bless you and your family, I will miss him so much, and remember him always..
Janet Freije-Reuscher
March 30, 2013
Our Deepest Sympathy to the family at this Difficult time. There are no words that can describe losing a child, a grandson, or a dear friend. Our heart goes out to the family. May god help your heavy hearts at this time. Mario may you always Rest. In Peace. Our sincere Sympathy to the entire Family.
Paula Stephens
March 30, 2013
Dear Anthony, Mirella and Families,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Past (Fiorini) Griffin
March 30, 2013
Tony and Mirella, There is so much to say but nothing valid enough to ease the loss of your sweet boy, you were both such wonderful parents adoring Mario everyday he was with you on this earth. So many memories. Prayers and my love is all, Sincerely ,
Brigitte Lovaglia
March 30, 2013
To the entire Masciarelli family, we cannot imagine what you are going thru but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike and Barbara Panko
Michael Panko
March 29, 2013
Mario G,
Thinking of you and sorry for your loss.Laurie and Steve Ganoung
March 29, 2013
My heart is so heavy from hearing of his passing. I taught Mario at SV and remember the way he could make you smile, his great personality and his way to get out of school work!! He was a great kid and I send my condolences to the whole family. May the beautiful memories of Mario be held close to your heart now and forever. He is truly missed by all who knew him.
Doreen Armitage
March 29, 2013
To the Masciarelli family I'm so sorry for your lost! Mario was a really good friend of ours. And will be greatly missed! RIP hun
Rita & Mike
March 29, 2013
My heartfelt Sympathies to the Masciarelli family
May God help all of you through this time
Kathy
March 29, 2013
Tony,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of you son Mario. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dave and Karen Cappellett
March 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mario's family at this difficult time.
God Bless!
Paul and Sandy Yezzi
Sandy Yezzi
March 29, 2013
Rhonda Mincolla Shortt
March 29, 2013
Even though I did not know Mario, I could tell what a bright light he shined on everyone he touched. I pray for all of you and hope you find strength in each other. Mario will always be watching over you.
Christine
March 29, 2013
Completely heartbroken by the loss of such a great classmate and friend. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. One thing is for sure, Mario will never be forgoten. May he rest in peace.
Classmate
March 29, 2013
My prayers r with u and your family May God hold u in his arms and get u thru this tragedy
Diana Watson
March 29, 2013
Teressa Rought
March 29, 2013
Please accept my condolences. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
Tim Murphy
March 29, 2013
We were shocked and saddened to read of the passing of one of our own from the neighborhood. Our hearts go our to Mrs. Masciarelli, Anthony, Mario, Mario D's Mom and ALL the family of little Mario. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
Judi (Gabello) Sackett and Mike Sackett.
Judi & Mike Sackett
March 29, 2013
So deeply sorry for your loss. We pray that your fond memories of Mario comfort you now and always. God bless the Masciarelli family and extended members and friends.
Janet & Rocco Ranucci
March 29, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I have fond memories of Mario and your loving care given to him in my Kindergarten class. Thank you for sharing him with me. God bless you and yours.
Chris DeLorme
March 29, 2013
May you rest in pease Mario.... Prayers are with you and your family for eternity!
Jim Underhill
March 29, 2013
Sandy and Mike Shattuck
March 29, 2013
So sorry for your my prayers and thoughts goes out to you all.
Deborah(Puglisi) Clapper
March 29, 2013
Tony Mario Mrs Masciarelli Mirella,
I can't imagine the emotions your all feeling and will continue to pray for all of you.. Anything you need I would be honored to do for you..
Jim Hobart Kim Collins
March 28, 2013
Mirella, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you, the Masciarelli family and everyone whose life Mario touched.
Tony Frontera
March 28, 2013
i understand the words 'im sorry' does not take the pain away..i dont even know if there is anything that can be said when such a well loved, hard working man loses his life in such a tragic way. i have never met mario, but thru his family who are my close friends, i always had a sense of what a great great person, and how his family was the very center of his world. it is true, god did gain a pure spirit who will forever serve in his name to watch over his family and keep them safe. my deepest, heartfelt sympathy to everyone touched by his passing.
Casey Ransom
March 28, 2013
Ray & Colleen Giblin
March 28, 2013
My prays r with u & my god watch ove. U
Iljeana Aiken
March 28, 2013
I did not know Mario. But as a Powers RD resident, I am sure we passed eachother in the Weis or at the gas station on Burr Ave. I have some 20 years on him and cant imagine what it would be like to have life cut short at his age. Like many of the others who have posted here that did not know him, I do feel the pain and loss and wish nothing but the best for the family and friends of Mario....RIP
C M
March 28, 2013
To the entire Masciarelli family...We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless
Tony & Claire Fiato
March 28, 2013
I am so so sorry for the tradgic loss of Mario. My heart goes out to the Masciarelli, Walsh and extended Families. Gone too young, will always be remembered and very sorely missed. R.I.P. Mario
Love, Michelle
Michelle Wardell--Ireland
March 28, 2013
I did not know Mario or his family but such a horrendous tragedy touches many people. There is no greater loss then
losing a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Marianne Evans
March 28, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Arnold & Elaine bryan
March 28, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..
Linda and Daniel Dunlap
March 28, 2013
I don't know Mario, but I cannot fathom the pain of his loss. I pray that the love and prayers of people around you help you cope with life without him. God Bless.
From a mother of a son...
March 28, 2013
Dear Grandma Masciarelli, Tony and Uncle Mario,

Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of you and the entire Masciarelli Family. We will always treasure the fond memories that our family has of 'lil' Mario, with his forever smile!

Hopefully you can find some comfort knowing that Mario touched the lives of so many people.

With sympathy, prayers and love,
John, Susan,
John Michael and
Chris Kocak
Susan Kocak
March 28, 2013
I am terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful son Mirella, and I pray for peace and Gods love to help you and your family through these difficult and shocking times.
Rhonda Mincolla Shortt
March 28, 2013
Randy Stauff
March 28, 2013
There is no greater loss than that of a child.Our heads are bowed in sorrow for your suffering.
Gods gift to you,in time you will feel his presence as they are always with us.
Don and Judy Popolo
March 28, 2013
We didn't know Mario, but; our thoughts & prayers go out to your family.May god bless you all through this very sad time.R.I.P. Mario.
March 28, 2013
To Mario's family,
We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Such a tragedy for a beautiful person. He will be in the arms of his grandfather Mario and together they will pray for the family. God Bless you all.
Shirley & Peter Mastro
March 28, 2013
To the family and friends of Mario,
My heart goes out to all of you. May the memories you shared bring you comfort at this time of sorrow. Rest in peace, Mario, you will truly be missed by so many. Heaven gained another angel.
Molly
March 28, 2013
Sorry for your loss. I remember Aldo, Jr when he worked as a packer at the Giant on Court Street and his grandma, Mrs. Thomasetti, coming Fridays to the grocery store. I want them both to know that I am very sorry for their loss. Worked the Giant Court Street back for one year (1990-1991) before being transferred to another Giant but, remember them both and sorry for their loss.

Sue Bennett (former Giant cashier)
Sue Bennett
March 28, 2013
emina huskic
March 28, 2013
My Deepest Sympathy. God bless Mario and the whole Masciarelli family.. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Dino Rossi
March 28, 2013
My deepest heartfelt symphathy for the Masciarelli family and all who knew Mario. What an amazing young man. My heart goes out to all of you. Hold the memories close to your heart and I am sure Mario is watching over all of you that loved him. I remember Mirella from the wonderful restaurant she owned in Johnson City. My best friend Susan worked there. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time...such a terrible tragedy.

Rosemary Gaeta, Kirkwood, NY
March 28, 2013
Mario is a former student of mine. I remember him fondly. May thoughts of his smile and kind heart replace those thoughts of sorrow.
Valerie Miles
March 28, 2013
God Bless
March 28, 2013
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leave a memory no one can steal. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time.

Mike and Deb Welch
March 28, 2013
To Mario's family,

Binghamton is such a small town and when something so tragic happens it is felt by the whole community. Please know that you are in many people's thoughts and prayers. May you feel the love and support of your entire community. Heaven has received a beautiful angel.

With love
March 28, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with The Masciarelli Family, during this difficult time..
May God keep Mario in the palm of his hands..May he rest in peace..
March 28, 2013
May God Bless you all with his comfort.
March 28, 2013
Kevin and Becky McManus and family

Endicott
Kevin McManus
March 28, 2013
To the Masciarelli Family,

The entire community mourns over the terrible loss of Mario. I write this with such a heavy heart. I cannot finds words to express how sorry I am for your loss!
Hold on to all of the wonderful memories that you have and keep them close to your heart.
What a wonderful thing you have done in establishing a scholarship in Mario's name, such a great tribute to a fine young man........his name will live on forever!
Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!
Janet Mosco
March 28, 2013
My sincere Condolences to the entire Masciarelli family's. Though I never met Mario I feel like I knew him as he was very good friends with my Niece Emily and I knew his Father, Uncle Mario and Grandfather who he was named after. I admire his dream to start a Construction business like his Grandfather whose work ethic was second to none. Myself and so many others enjoyed the benefits of that hard work in the Sport of Motocross. May the good Lord be with you in the times ahead and comfort your family.
Spud Walsh
March 28, 2013
RIP sweet young man.
Patty Nanni
March 28, 2013
I am saddened that I did not have the chance to know this wonderful young man. I can tell by his face and your kind words that he was bright life in your lives. I wish you peace and comfort during this time.
Sue Spencer
March 27, 2013
Thinking of all of you during this extremely difficult and heartbreaking time. Your a very close family and we wish you all find peace and support in your strength together.
God Bless all of you.

Eilleen (Walsh) Herbst
Eilleen (walsh) Herbst
March 27, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mario's family. I am glad to have had the chance to share some fitness tips over a workout with this fine young man and am deeply saddened by this terrible tragedy. God's Peace ...
Lou Artale
March 27, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the entire Masciarelli family and extended family and friends. I remember Mario as a vibrant and engaging child who would come to my home with this dad. He was always asking questions and was earnest and inquisitive; a sweet,thoughtful, and intelligent boy is how I remembered him and it seems that is how he fundamentally remained. Wishing the family peace at this time.
Marc Newman
March 27, 2013
Sorry for your loss. He lived life to his fullest of himself. RIP
A close friend
March 27, 2013
Anthony and Mirella,
I'm so sorry for your loss and share your pain. Please know of my prayers for you and the entire Masciarelli family.
Rev. Joe Hein
March 27, 2013
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
March 27, 2013
Mirella and family, my deepest condolences. You are all in our prayers.
JoAnne Pucek
March 27, 2013
i didnt know mario but to his family and friends hold ur memories close to ur heart one day they will turn ur tears to smiles as u think of him. u r in my thoughts stay strong and blieve it will get easier
c. s.
March 27, 2013
WE DID NOT KNOW MARIO BUT ARE SADDENED MAY GoD LOOK OVER THE MASCAIARELLI FAMILY , AND MARIO MAY YOU REST IN PEACE
NANCY De Rosa Dean
March 27, 2013
A terrific tribute full of wonderful memories; makes one laugh and cry regardless of whether you knew him or not.
March 27, 2013
I am so sad that your family has suffered such a great loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
Renee' Williams-Aldrich
March 27, 2013
Prayers for your family and so very sorry for your loss. Mario has a beautiful smile and we wish we could have known him.
Melissa & Nolan Andrews/Feinberg
March 27, 2013
My thought and prayers to the entire Masciarelli family for thier tremendous loss.
Douglas Hamm
March 27, 2013
Words can't begin to express how sorry I feel for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mario's family and friends.
Shannon Reap
March 27, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Masciarelli family for your loss. May God bless each and everyone.
Mark And Dawn Smith
March 27, 2013
Dear Mirella, Anthony, and Nicolette, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Mario. Sending prayers for your families.
Antoinette DiRado
March 27, 2013
Sorry for your loss Masciarelli Family Mario was a great person. My thoughts and prayers Go out to the family, RIP Mario ~
Robert Cooper
March 27, 2013
I did not know Mario but I wanted to let the family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD be with you all....God Bless
March 27, 2013
Tony, Mirella, Mario and Mrs Masciarelli, Mario was a wonderful young man and I'm sure he is looking down on all of you at this terrible time and in some way is helping us all cope with this tragedy. I have many fond memories of Mario but some of my favorite are when he was younger and he would come to project sites to spend time with us. He always had a way of making a tough day better. The old neigborhood won't be the same without his wonderful smile. Please know that we are praying for all of you during this difficult time.
Biagio DelVillano
March 27, 2013
dear mirella and family,
sending you our deepest sympathy for the loss of a beautiful young man.
you are in our thoughts and prayers,
corinne colavito purtell and gene purtell
March 27, 2013
Prayers are sent to your family...so very sorry for your loss...Mario was such a nice young man-.
The Felter Family
March 27, 2013
I'll never forget all the laughs we shared. May God bless you and your family. Love and prayers my friend.
Freddie
Fred Morabito
March 27, 2013
We are so sorry for your tragic loss. Our prayers are with Mario's family and friends.
Matt and Patti (DAmelia) Beylo
March 27, 2013
My heart aches at the thought of your loss. May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time.
Lisa Longo
March 27, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mirella and the Masciarelli family. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.
Pam (Colgan) Bender
March 27, 2013
Steve Fetterman
March 27, 2013
I didn't know Mario but my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. This community is coming together to suppport the family during this difficult time. May you always remember the times/memories you had. God Bless
March 27, 2013
So sorry for your loss. You and your family and friends will be in our prayers.
Ted and Betsy Wido
March 27, 2013
With heartfelt sympathy
March 27, 2013
To all of the Masciarelli family that I know and do not know
To have such an incredibly amazing young Man taken so tragically is not fair. I am certain your memories and eternal Love for Mario will never fade. I only hope your pain will. RIP Mario.
Timothy Whalen
March 27, 2013
To the entire Masciarelli and Tomasetti families, We will always remember Mario and his beautiful smile, He always had a gleam in his eyes and a nice thing to say, RIP Mario, watch over us all until we meet again!
Tim & Tracy Tokos
March 27, 2013
To all of Mario's family and friends, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I've heard many funny and endearing stories over the years about Mario and his antics from my son, who was part of "the posse". He made such an impact on all who knew him in the short time he was here. Not everyone gets to say that, which is a testament to what an outstanding young man he was. RIP Mario.
Cathy D.
March 27, 2013
I send my thoughts and prayers to his family and close friends....
March 27, 2013
To the Masciarelli family...seems like yesterday our kids we awkwardly dancing at the 6th grade dance... So many years and great memories since that time. So very sorry for your loss . Reminder that our children are only a loan to us and we must enjoy each moment Mario's smile will be in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers are lifted up for you all.
The Bowers family
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