Obituary of Mario Scaccia
SCACCIA, Mario – Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Maria (Caschera). Dear father of Roberto Scaccia, Pasqua Bucci (Antonio), Sandra Scaccia and Bennardina Scaccia (Lou Ciotoli). Loving Nonno to Erica Bucci, Danielo Bucci and Vanessa Bucci, Amanda Barry (James), Victor Laranja, Mario Ciotoli, Giuliana Ciotoli and Siena Ciotoli. Great-nonno to Elizabeth Barry. Brother of Antonio, Bruno and Frank Scaccia, Orazia Tersigni, Anna Scaccia, Tina Scaccia, Donata Barbieri and Maria Parise. Brother-in-law of Antonio Caschera (Natalina), Mario Riggi (Speranza) and Ascenzo Caschera (Teresa). Also surviving are many nieces and nephews in Canada, the U.S. and Italy. Predeceased by parents Carlo & Fiorina Scaccia AND father, mother-in-law Vittorio & Lucia Caschera and brother-in-law Vincenzo Caschera.
Mario immigrated to Canada with his family in 1970 to seek better opportunities. He worked as a construction worker and cement finisher. He was a proud member of the Labour Union Local 1089 and for many years, was a member of the Holy Rosary Society and Dante Club. Mario loved to bowl, dance, watch soccer and was also a long devoted fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In January 1993, Mario was in a work related accident which left him paralyzed, altering his life. Despite this unfortunate event, Mario continued to live his life to the fullest. He continued to demonstrate great strength, wisdom and love for his family. He was kind and gentle, compassionate, loving and a pillar of strength. He had a will to live despite the many hurdles and challenges life threw his way. He always had the biggest smile regardless of his challenges and whenever asked how he was doing, he always responded by saying “don’t worry, I’m ok”. He was truly a hero in every sense of the word - courageous, strong, a kind soul and full of love for his wife, children and grandchildren. Although he will be deeply missed, he will always be in our hearts. Rest In Peace. We love you. We want to thank all the doctors and nurses at Bluewater Health for the care and compassion they showed through the many years. We are forever thankful to them.
Private visitation will be held at McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St. Sarnia. Private visitation will beheld. Private family Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church. Entombment at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. Masks or face coverings are mandatory for all gatherings, please supply your own. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may make donations to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation, 180-663 Colborne St., London, N6B 2V3 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W6. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mario Scaccia, please visit Tribute Store