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“dear Kathy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Mario's passing. Please accept my condolences during this tender and poignant time. Love Joanie, xo ”
1 of 42 | Posted by: Joanie Virgil - Shell Beach, CA

“dear Kathy and family, I'm so sorry to hear if Mario's passing. Please accept my condolences during this tender and poignant time. Love Joanie, xo ”
2 of 42 | Posted by: Joanie Virgil - Shell Beach, CA

“so sorry to hear about Mario he was a great guy. He will be missed at the Lexington street post office. Steve. ”
3 of 42 | Posted by: steve macri - waltahm, MA

“Anita, Walter and family, I'm truly sorry for the passing of Mario. Anita, I know how much family means to you. Find comfort in knowing he's now in...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Donna David - Waltham, MA

“Lucille. So sorry to hear of Mario's passing My prayers are with youClaire ”
5 of 42 | Posted by: Claire Milligan - Wareham, MA

“Lucille I am so sorry for your loss my heart is broken for you tonight I will say prayers for you and your family today that you will heal soon Mario...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham

“My deepest condolences to the Lituri Family. Mr. Lituri was my locksmith for the three homes I've owned since 1984. He was at my latest home just...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Regina Pacitti - Waltham, MA

“Dear Lucille,We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Our condolencesWe had known Mario for many years and one...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: John DeCosta

“I cannot express in words how sorry I am Lucille, Paul, Rosanne, PJ, and Leslie, and to all family members, I graduated WHS with Mario. Every memory...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Judy Campbell - Waltham, MA

“Just learned that my cousin Mario passed away. I remember so vividly when we were children playing together. Later we would spend time with Nana...Read More »
10 of 42 | Posted by: Paul Lituri - Franklin, NH

“Sending my condolences to family and friends. Remembering the precious moments shared with Lucille and Mario in their vacation home in Grand É...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: Barbara LeBlanc - Terre Noire, NS

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.David Stoia & Family ”
12 of 42 | Posted by: David Stoia - Newton, MA


13 of 42 | Posted by: David Stoia - Newton, MA

“Kathy, So Sorry for the loss of your brother. My Thoughts are with you.Mary ”
14 of 42 | Posted by: Mary Baker - Waltham, MA

“My husband Russ and I want to extend our deepest sympathy at this time for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 42 | Posted by: Kathleen Pennell - Franklin, MA

“Lucille, Tracy. Lela, Lisa and family so sorry to hear of Mario's passing our thoughts and prayers are with all your family and friends ”
16 of 42 | Posted by: Patrick & Susan Doucette - CA

“LucilleMy heart felt sympathies to you and your family. For the years that I knew Mario we were the best of friends. We had met many years ago...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Rick Weisse - Weymouth, MA

“I am so sorry ”
18 of 42 | Posted by: Norm Neu - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Dear Lucille, So sorry for your sudden loss. I met both of you while working at the Duck Cove Inn, Margaree Harbour, NS. From Bernice (Waitress at...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: bernice Miller - Margaree

“My sister and I had the great pleasure of meeting Mario and his wife and family while visiting Nova Scotia this summer. He was immediately welcoming...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Monica Pennell - ASHBY, MA

“I am so so sorry to learn of the passing of dear sweet Mario. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. ”
21 of 42 | Posted by: Maura Grillo - Solon, OH

“I am so so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear sweet Mario. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. ”
22 of 42 | Posted by: Maura Grillo - Solon

“Lucille&Family,Please accept our sympathies.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Most sincerely, Maurice,Marie&Family ”
23 of 42 | Posted by: Maurice Doucet - Dartmouth

“"His personality was warm and genuine . . . he was the guy that made you feel safer just because he was in the room" Taking these words from his...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Audrey Shelto - Somerville, MA

“Dear Lucille and Family,We were so heartbroken with the news of Mario's sudden passing. He was a great loyal friend, and family man. We had fun times...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Denise Feinberg - Somerset, MA

“Anita and Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you at this most difficult time. May...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Diane (Berkstresser) Runyeon - PA

“My sincerest condolences and hope for your comfort. You are in my prayers. Mario was a tremendous, kind and gracious man who is terribly missed by...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Maureen King - Waltham, MA

“Lucille and familyAgain our deepest condolences he will e remembered fondly! What a beaitiful tribute ”
28 of 42 | Posted by: Dianne Hazelton - West ViewShores, MD

“Dear Lucille - I was so very sorry to hear the sad news of Mario's passing.I regret that I never met him. Vida was telling me about the nice visit...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Anbef Sellar Halifax, Nova Scotia

“So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person and friend. ”
30 of 42 | Posted by: Dorothy Harvey - Tucson, AZ

“Dear Lucille and Family: I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Mario. Please accept my deepest condolences on your heartbreaking loss. I will...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Jean Keaveney Tierney - Waltham, MA

“Dear Lucille and family,We are all saddened with the news of the passing of your husband Mario.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please extend...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Fred Doucet - Ottawa - Family

“Lucille & family, Please accept our very deepest sympathies re. Mario passing. Although history and geography has separated us,we very much retain...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: philippe doucet - Moncton

“Mario was a neighbor, a friend and a gentleman. To our family and everyone who knew him, one of the finest men you could ever meet and we will miss...Read More »
34 of 42 | Posted by: Jerry and Carol Kaufman - Waltham, MA

“Dear Lucille and family: So very thankful we had such a great visit on your last day in Grand Etang this fall. Mario was such a gentle giant. He...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Vida Doucet Halifax, Nova Scotia

“Sorry to hear of Mario's passing. ”
36 of 42 | Posted by: Bill Jarrett - Friend

“MARIO LITURI R.I.P. We became acquainted in the late seventies, back then often meeting at the Chateau in Waltham for dinner or Carroll's Restaurant...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: Joey Dalessio - North Reading, MA

“Lucille and Family We are so sad to hear of Marios passing.He was such a dear friend, we love him and will miss him. God will give you all the...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: Jean Beltram - Stoneham, MA

“joseph and rita leblanc and family want to offer our condolences to lucille and family and we will remember mario in our prayers ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: Joseph Leblanc - waltham, MA

“wow, sad to hear this news. Mario was just a great person, friend and I know husband and dad. Gonna miss seeing his face around the city and at...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: A Friend - Friend

“Dear Lucille and Family Our hearts are broken. We loved Mario and we will miss him. God will give you strength to get through this most different...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Jean Beltram - Stoneham, MA

“Lucille,We are so sorry to hear of Mario's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Janet and Marie Lombardi ”
42 of 42 | Posted by: Marie Lombardi - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mr. Mario L. Lituri, of Waltham, died Friday, November 9, 2018 at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton. He was 70.

Mario was born in Waltham on August 7, 1948, a son of the late Mario B. and Constance M. (Casella) Lituri. After graduating from Waltham High School he served with the United States Air Force Reserves. He would tell you that the best part of his life began on July 12, 1969 when he married Lucille M. LeBlanc in Our Lady's Church. The couple made Waltham their lifelong home.

In his early twenties he joined the family locksmith business started at the beginning of the last century by his grandfather, F.C. Lituri, that later became known as Lituri & Son on Crescent Street, followed by a move to Chestnut Street. Mario was a longtime member, past president and board member of the Massachusetts Locksmiths Association.

Mario and his family enjoyed yearly vacations to Cape Breton Island . . . a place where he found great peace, light, joy and refreshment. He was an avid reader, preferring hard cover books, and was old school when it came to newspaper reading. He will long be remembered as a talented cook and having a green thumb . . . there wasn't much that he couldn't grow.

His greatest joy came from being in the company of his family. His wife and three girls were his world . . . at least until the family grew with the addition of his six grandsons. Just days before Mario's death his newest grandson, Nico, joined the family and nothing brought a warmer smile to his face than when the kids were around.

Mario was the quintessential 'quiet man' . . . and was clothed in the words of Saint Paul in his letter to the Colossians: 'heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience'. His personality was warm and genuine . . . he was the guy that made you feel safer just because he was in the room.

In addition to his beloved wife of forty-nine years, Lucille, he leaves his children, Tracy L. McMahon (Kevin) of Waltham, Lela M. Horiuchi (Shin) of Chelmsford and Lisa L. Morrison (Matt) of Woburn; his grandchildren, Declan and Bennett McMahon, Ryo and Nico Horiuchi and Landen and Keegan Morrison; his sisters, Kathy M. Lituri (Steve Bores) of Lincoln and Anita Kindberg (Walter) of Canton and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Mario's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, November 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.