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“Thinking of all of you, sending love and my deepest sympathies ❤ ”
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“Mario,we will miss you greatly. You were always an influence on Yolanda and your beautiful wife, Dee. May you be in a much better place now. We will...Read More »
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“My Dear Friend Dee and Family,We are so sorry to hear of Mario's passing. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We will...Read More »
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Mario Coentro, 66, passed away on Wednesday November 15, 2017.
Mario was born in San Miguel, Azores and moved to the US where he lived for over 45 years, most recently in Needham, MA. Mario worked in a number of trades and reminisced the most about his days waiting tables as he thrived in social environments and being with people. Mario's love of all living things gave him a deep appreciation for nature and animal life which he passed on to his daughter and grandchildren. A hard working man whose attention to detail and pursuit of perfection, guided all he did. He, like his father, was an artist. His mosaics and ocean inspired work was impeccable.
Mario is survived by his spouse of 40 years Dee Coentro, daughter Yolanda Coentro and husband Shaheer and his beloved grandsons Rahsaan and Akeem. He is also survived by his sister Theresa Correia, his nieces Fatima Jaworek and Patricia Rego and his many loving, dedicated cousins.
Mario could fill a room with laughter and warmth and all of those close to him know him best for his generosity, big heart and incredible cooking. He will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Mario's life will be held on Tuesday Nov 21, 11am at the First Parish, Unitarian Universalist Church, 23 Dedham Ave, Needham, MA 02492. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In honor of Mario come as yourself, no need to wear black as he wanted this time to be one of celebration not sadness.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Mario Coentro to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift.