Mario Cacace, 68, former Monroe resident, passes away in Florida

Mario Cacace, 68, passed away on Oct. 6.

Mario Gerard Cacace, 68, passed away on Friday, Oct. 6 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mario was born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 20, 1955 to Mario Rosario and Theresa Cacace. After his mother’s untimely passing in 1957, Mario’s father remarried Jennie Cacace, and together they raised Mario, his sister Dorothy and their subsequent two children.

Mario grew up in Woodside Queens, NY. He attended LaSalle Academy Catholic High School in New York City, then earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hunter College. 
In 1977, he married Michele, the love of his life. They settled in Monroe in 1980, where together they raised their three children: Matthew, Tressa, and Alyssa. As a  devoted father, Mario taught religious education at St. Stephens Church in Trumbull and coached Monroe AYSO soccer and Monroe Parks & Rec basketball.
Many of the family’s most special times together were spent at their summer home on Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania.
After a successful career in tax accounting, Mario and Michele retired to The Villages in Florida in 2013. There he was able to spend the entire year enjoying his favorite pastime, golf, and visit his favorite mouse, Mickey. He and Michele also spent their retirement traveling the world, including trips to Italy, France, and New Zealand.
A proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Mario volunteered and supported organizations such as Hands of Mercy Everywhere. Above all else, Mario loved the time he got to spend with his grandchildren. 

Mario is survived by his wife, Michele, his children Matthew Cacace and wife Lauren of Monroe,  Tressa Lima and husband Leonard Lima of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Alyssa Ullrich and husband Robert Ullrich of Ansonia; his sister Dorothy and his brothers Richard and John. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Hailey, Harper, Dylan, Emmett, and Nolan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated later this month in The Villages, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hands of Mercy Everywhere.

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