POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Mario Bovino, a resident of Stonington, Conn. since 2009 and a former Poughkeepsie resident, died Sunday, April 24 in Mystic, Conn. He was 87.
He was born Oct. 7, 1928, in the Bronx, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Josephine Perugini Bovino. He was married Sept. 11, 1954, to Margaret T. Martucci at St. Ann's Church in New York City. She predeceased him June 12, 2010.
He graduated from City College of New York in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-60 in the Korean War with the corps of engineers. After service, he was employed at IBM in Poughkeepsie as a programmer in quality control until his retirement July 1, 1987. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree #7551, St. Martin de Porres Church, Dutchess County YMCA, the Italian Center and the IBM Quarter Century Club. He also was a lifetime New York Yankees fan.
He is survived by two sons, Anthony Bovino of Mystic and Michael and Paula Bovino, of Stonington; grandchildren, Michael P., Thomas A., Christopher R. and Steven P.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and sisters-in-law Betty (John) Mosior of Fairfield Glades, Tenn. and Bernadette (Vincent) Desiderio of Pompano Beach, Fla.
He was predeceased by a brother, Nicholas Bovino.
Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie. Entombment will follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Save the Children or St. Michael's Cornerstone Campaign, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379.
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