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September 8, 1940 ~ June 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Spring Hill, FL- Mario A. Carneiro, age 82, beloved husband of Reinaldina (Suarez) Carneiro, passed away peacefully with his family at home on June 7, 2023. Born in Portugal on September 8, 1940, he was the son of the late Bernardino and Amelia (Regalado) Carneiro. He grew up in Naugatuck and was a longtime resident of Wallingford before moving to Florida in 2015. Mario was a laborer with the Connecticut Laborers' Local Union 455 in construction for many years and was a member of the Wallingford, Waterbury, and Naugatuck Portuguese Clubs. Mario was a devoted family man, enjoyed spending time with friends and family and especially savored his homemade burgundy wine with his meals.
Mario was predeceased by his brother Jose Carneiro of Waterbury. He is survived by his wife Reinaldina of 45 years, and leaves his family, daughters Adelaide Briand of Lehigh Acres, FL, Lorie Anne Cawley of Middletown, and Margerida Carneiro of Wallingford; four brothers, Antonio Carneiro, Francisco Carneiro, Acacio Carneiro, Jack Carneiro; and two sisters; Amelia Afonso and Marie de Luz Laviana; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 from 5pm-7pm at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday June 14, 2023 at 10am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 2071 Baldwin Street in Waterbury. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com