Mario Ginger Licastro

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Mario "Ginger" Licastro

November 07, 1935 - January 04, 2019

Mario Ginger Licastro Mario Ginger Licastro of Niagara Falls, NY passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Born on November 7, 1935 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of the late Gaetano and Angeline (Cirrito) Licastro.

Ginger as he was affectionately known by family and friends attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1955. He served with the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged on November 29, 1962. On September 14, 1963 he married Lorraine Dalla Torre in Our Lady of Lebanon Church and recently celebrated fifty-five years of marriage. Mr. Licastro worked for the city of Niagara Falls for thirty-five years and retired as an Operation Foreman in 1991. Following his retirement, he continued to work for the City of Niagara Falls Golf Course.

Ginger enjoyed golfing, attending the fitness center and meeting with the guys for coffee at Augies Diner and Knacks Parkview Café. Above all, his love was spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Ginger is survived by his children, Michael (Lisa) Licastro and Valerie (Joseph) Rosati; grandfather of Troy and Tyler Licastro and Gianna Rosati; brother of Grace (Late Michael) Greenawalt and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Licastro was predeceased by his two sisters and brother, Kathleen (late Robert) Stancomb, Frances Snyder and Joseph (Barbara of Niagara Falls) Licastro.

Visitation will begin on Monday, January 7th from 3 7 P.M. at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Marios Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish at Prince of Peace Church 1055 North Military Road Niagara Falls. Everyone please assemble at Church. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, memorials can be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital 501 St. Jude's Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174. Visit for online condolences.
Published on January 5, 2019
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Mary Ceccato
Jan 10, 2019
Mike and family, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all.
Jeri Corieri Wagner
Jan 08, 2019
Lorraine an Family, So sorry for your loss, praying for your family
Love Carl an Jeri
Jeri Coroeri Wagner
Jan 08, 2019
Dear Lorraine and family, So very sorry to hear of Ginger passing. Prayers for you and your family at this sad time.
Carl and Jeri
Riley Gladney-Hatcher
Jan 07, 2019
Mario was a wonderful, warm, and generous person. I can hear is laugh now and see his bright, smiling face. It was always a joy spending time with Mario at Point East; I have so many special memories that I will cherish forever. I am so sorry for your loss and am sending so much love your way.
Caitlin Gladney-Hatcher
Jan 07, 2019
I have so many beautiful memories of Mario from the time we spent together while at Point East in New Smyrna Beach, FL. He was always so patient, kind, sweet and gentle. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences. I will do something good in Mario's memory as he was such a good man.
Paula Gladney-Hatcher
Jan 07, 2019
Dear Lorraine and family
I can not begin to express how much Mario meant to each and everyone in our family. He was a big part of our lives. Three generations of my family cherished the Spring memories of our times together as extended family for over 30 years in Florida. I never saw Mario frown or utter a mean word. He was a special person. You have my deepest sympathy. Sending love and prayers. We will miss him. Mario’s genuine smile will be with me forever.
With love and sympathy
Addie Bierly
Jan 07, 2019
Dear Lorraine and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Mario was one of my favorite patients. Loved our visits at the office. He will be deeply missed. Sharing in your sorrow. God bless with comfort and loving memories of a wonderful man. Addie
Melanie Cain
Jan 07, 2019
I have only known Mario a short time while working at Rapids Bowling Center during his senior leagues but I came to care and love him. He was a very sweet man and I will miss him tremendously.
Denise Frasson
Jan 07, 2019
Lorraine, my deepest condolences. I will cherish the memories of our yearly coffee meet ups with you, Ginger and the gang. I will miss him.
Your Canadian Friend,
Laura Brown
Jan 07, 2019
Michael & family,
You are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time in the loss of your dad.
Rich and Bonnie DallaTorre
Jan 07, 2019
We will miss you Ginger
Prayers and alot of love to the family
John P Zaroian
Jan 07, 2019
I worked with the greatest DPW streets crew in the history of the city late 80s early 90s under Gingers watch. He was a great boss never a pain in the a$$ and we loved working for him.back then. Always smiling and always knew the right thing to say to each person I’m proud to have known him.
Justine “Warrick” Cooper
Jan 06, 2019
Valerie and family I send deepest condolences. We spent junior high and senior high together. Emily and Wyatt (my children) along with my husband are saddened by the loss of your father. My parents are about the same age and I wish there was something to say to ease your grief. I can only imagine how you might be feeling. Your friend, Justine
Gerry Del Zoppo
Jan 06, 2019
I am saddened and shocked at the loss of my buddy Ginger! How many. times at the golf cosrse we talked and laughed.God bless his family and give them comfort....Ginger....God speed my friend! Gerry Del Zoppo
Pat & Tom England
Jan 06, 2019
We couldn't be more broken-hearted. In the short time we were reunited with Ginger we quickly appreciated what a loving, kind and gentle man he was. We are so sorry we didn't have more time to spend with him. Will always remember his warm smile with great fondness. xo
Frank Grenga
Jan 06, 2019
Lorraine So sorry for your loss, he will be missed by many,
Frank & Joyce
Glenn Choolokian
Jan 05, 2019
God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not meant to be,
So he put his arms around you
and whispered 'Come to Me'.
With tearful eyes we watched you,
as we saw you pass away.
Although we loved you deeply,
we could not make you stay.
Your Golden Heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

Love Always
Glenn A. Choolokian
and family