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Alexander W. Maio

November 24th, 2017

Alexander W. Maio, age 84, of Wilmington, formerly of North Reading and Arlington, died peacefully at home on November 23, 2017. 
 
Alexander was born on October 28, 1933, in Arlington, MA; he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Maio.  Alexander was raised and educated in Arlington.  He enlisted in the United States Navy in September of 1951 and served aboard the USS Joyce.  Alexander was honorably discharged in September of 1954 after proudly serving the Country during the Korean Conflict. 
 
Alexander married the “love of his life”, Sylvia Ferrari, in 1961; the couple shared over 56 years of marriage and raised three wonderful children.  Alexander and Sylvia lived in North Reading for more than a dozen years before settling in Wilmington in 1975.  
 
Alexander was a hard worker; he started in the Supply department at New England Telephone and worked his way up through the company.  He retired as a telephone technician for AT&T/ following many years of dedicated service to the phone company. Alexander also worked as a custodian and sexton for the Old South Methodist Church in Reading for over 10 years where he was well loved and made many friends.
 
In his spare time, Alexander, enjoyed trips to Cape Cod with his family, boating, and working in his yard.  Alexander was very creative; he loved to “tinker” and make “one of a kind creations” out of whatever material he had available.
 
Alexander will be fondly remembered for as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and friends; especially his grandchildren who he adored.  Alexander was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
 
Alexander was the beloved husband of 56 years to Sylvia (Ferrari) Maio, loving father of Theresa Morrow & her husband Steven of Bedford, Richard Maio & his companion Darlene Sutton of Haverhill and Lawrence Maio & his wife Nan of Ozark, AL.  Adoring Grandfather of Jennifer & Thomas Maio, Joshua, Zachary & Jonathan Maio and Katherine & Elizabeth Morrow.  Cherished son of the late Frank and Mary (Marrotta) Maio, dear brother of the late Margaret D’Angelis, Madeline Erickson, Virginia Westgate, Peter Maio and Norma Migani.  Alexander is also survived by his sister-in-law Darlene Maio as well as many nieces and nephews.
 
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, November 28th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, November 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. 
 
Memorial donations in Alexander’s name may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children- Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or to Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice, 800 W. Cummings Park, Suite 5000, Woburn, MA  01801. “Maio.photo” width=”228″ height=”300″ class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-8662″ />

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9 Entries in Guest Book for “Alexander W. Maio”

  1. Gail Demaso says:

    Al will be missed. He had a great sense of humor and was one of my favorite cousins. We always mixed it up over Hewlett Packard/Philips stock. As you all know, Al had a really warm wonderful personality. Yes, I will miss Al. Hey, Al, don’t get in trouble up there!

  2. Lori Morad says:

    Al will be greatly missed… He always had a smile on his face and
    Was the most kindest, wonderful person & neighbor of almost 21 years. Al was a very special person, who Always would lend a hand if someone needed it. Our children Loved “Mr Al” he was such a great man and will be forever missed but will Always remain In our hearts. As My son CJ says, may god welcome him into the kingdom of heaven. We love you Al..

  3. Rhoda Marotta Boutin says:

    Dearest Maio family,

    I didn’t know Alex was ill. When I was a little girl, I’d stay overnight at Aunt Mary’s. She’d be so exciting to hear him coming home after work. He always had big smile and hug for me. Prayers to you all.

    Cousin Rhoda

  4. Glenn & Charlene Boucher says:

    So sorry for your loss Rick
    Our prayers go out to you and your family
    With our love
    Glenn & Charlene

  5. Paul & Carolyn Maguire says:

    Al was a treasure and will remain in our hearts. When I broke the news to my kids they all remembered him as ‘The Fun Uncle” because he was always joking with them. We are lucky to have had him in our family. He will be so missed. Our Love to Sylvia, Terry, Rick, Larry an their families.

    Paul & Carolyn

  6. Frank West says:

    Sylvia- Karen and I are saddened by your koss. We offer our deepest prayers and sympathies to you and your family. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Karen and Frank West

  7. Mychele Hayes says:

    I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. May the Beautiful memories of him that you cherish provide comfort and strength for you and your family. May you find solace as you endure this most distressing time with our Heavenly Father (Ps. 83:18) who revives the spirit of those hurting. Isaiah 57:15.

  8. Marian Scolles says:

    I am sorry to hear cousin Alex has passed…Rest in Peace.

  9. marilyn drew says:

    Maio family:
    I share in your grief. Al was a caring good natured member of our family. He went out of his way to help others and always with humor. With his quick wit, he delighted in sparing with others just for fun. He cannot be replaced and will be greatly missed.
    Love,
    Marilyn

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