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April 23, 1952-August 6,2011
Mario J. Cipollone of Middletown, died on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 59 .
The son of Lidia Sabatini Cipollone and the late Nicola Cipollone, he was born on April 23, 1952 in Pollutri, Italy. He grew up in Batavia, NY and attended Notre Dame High School and Canisius College. He remained a lifelong learner.
A resident of the area since 1975, Mario served in many capacities in his community. His life was governed by the belief that the best leaders are the best servants, as Jesus taught which will remain his life legacy. He loved God's Word and his second favorite book was
Imitation of Christ. He was a family man who was his family's rock.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret "Meg" Cipollone, whom he married in October, 1988 in Middletown. Mario is also survived by his sons, Nicholas of Ellenville and Jesse of Juno Beach, FL; his beloved mother, Lidia of Batavia; his sister, Mary Grace Gardner and her husband Larry of Rochester; brother Pierluigi and his wife Gloria; two aunts, several nieces, nephews, many cousins in Italy, great nieces and great nephews and many, many friends. All those who loved Mario will remember him for his dynamic presence, enthusiasm and compassion.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, August 10 at St. Joseph's Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-
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