Maurice Joseph Cardinale(1921 - 2013)

Cardinale, Maurice Joseph

Maurice Joseph Cardinale (aka "Mo" and "Geri"), 91, of Campbell, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. He was born in Ferentino, Italy, on May 22, 1921 to the late Ubaldo and Pasqua (Magliochetti) Cardinale. He served during World War II in the Marine Corps from 1940 to 1944 and married Shirley (Grimes) Cardinale in1947. He graduated from Upper Iowa University with a BS degree in 1950. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; five daughters: Maryesther Allen of Mesa, AZ, Martha (Danny) Hoodak of Sioux Falls, SD, Christine Forester of Corning, NY, Theresa (Herbert Tobey) Cardinale of San Francisco, CA, and Rosemarie Elliott (Mike Ryan) of Hamburg, NY; and two sons: John (Vicky) Cardinale of Fort Worth, TX, and Thomas (Carrie) Cardinale of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by his sister, Anna (Don) Drake, 10grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Maurice was predeceased by his daughter, Catherine Cardinale and granddaughter Kristen Hoodak. He owned M.J. Tree Service in Campbell, and was a Certified Arborist. Maurice was active in the community, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW, Marine Corp League, American Legion, and several fraternal organizations. Described here by one of his nieces: "-a strong Italian man, WWII Marine, big personality, dearly cherished family gatherings.... whether he was conducting the sing along or declaring "all friendships cease" at the start of a card game, he did for the love of Life!!" He was beloved by many and will be missed. Friends and family may call Friday May 3, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Rosary will be said at 7:45pm. Mass will be held Saturday May 4, at 1:00 pm at St. Joseph's Church, 8508 Main Street, Campbell. Interment will be Monday, May 6, at 11:00am in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Funeral Home

Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service
17 W. Pulteney St. Corning, NY 14830

Published in Star-Gazette on May 3, 2013