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Mario M. Castillo

March 10, 1946 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Mario Castillo Obituary

We are sad to announce that Mario M. Castillo passed away on December 26, 2023; he was 77 years old. A resident of Bayonne, New Jersey, he was born in Alitagtag, a province of Batangas, Philippines on March 10, 1946. He is predeceased by his parents, Julita and Juaning Castillo, and brother, Juanito. Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Milagros Dio Castillo; son, Michael John and his wife, Anibelka; daughter, Michelle and her husband, Gedeon; eight siblings, Amelia, Emerito, Manding, Rollie, Monica, Bobby, Neneth, and Lucille; and grandchildren, Adriana, Cristian, and Joaquin. He is also survived by countless cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and colleagues.

Mario graduated from Mapua Institute of Technology and eventually immigrated to Jersey City with his cousins, Teofilo and Roberto Macalintal. He worked as a chemical engineer for 40 years. In 1973, he married his high school sweetheart and a few years later, they had two children. As a father Mario was playful, honest, and dependable; strict, but fair. He loved to cook, play tennis, and golf. According to his son, he was “the best cook around.” Mario’s journey through life was marked by a passion for family and friends. Everywhere he went or worked, he made many lifelong friendships. Mario was a kind spirit who would give all of himself to help anyone who asked. In retirement, he embraced a new but familiar role as caretaker for Adriana and Cristian from 2013 - 2020. He went from quality assurance in the lab to quality time with his grandchildren — changing diapers to school drop off and pick up. He even stepped in and competed in a Father’s Day competition at Adriana’s preschool program.

Mario always went above and beyond in every aspect of his life. Although his passing leaves a profound void, his presence and wonderful legacy will be remembered for all eternity.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, December 29, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.  A funeral mass in Mario's honor will be held on Saturday, December 30, at 10:30 a.m. from the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 39 East 22nd Street, Bayonne.  Entombment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery and Mausoleum, Jersey City. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 29, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home
20 East 22nd Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Funeral Mass
Saturday
December 30, 2023

10:30 AM
St. John Paul II Parish at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
39 East 22nd Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Entombment Following Funeral Mass

Holy Name Cemetery & Mausoleum
823 West Side Ave,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

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