Salvatore Arthur Maggio


April 3, 1948 - December 10, 2012

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Mr. Salvatore Arthur Maggio, 64, of LaSalle, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at Asta Care Center of Toluca.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012 at Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in LaSalle followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in LaSalle with Rev. Antonio Dittmer, pastor of LaSalle Catholic Parishes officiating. Private burial will be at St. Vincent’s Cemetery in LaSalle with full military rites conducted by the LaSalle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in LaSalle with a liturgical prayer service at 3:45 p.m. A Marine honor guard will be provided by the Illinois Valley Marine Corps League.

Mr. Maggio was born on April 3, 1948 in LaSalle to Samuel and Bernice (Jones) Maggio. He married Carla Dean Kallner in 1998. He served as a Marine from 1966-1972. During his proud service as a Marine he earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal, the Vietnamese Campaign Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation. He worked at Marquette Cement, Lone Star and Buzzi Unicem. He was a member of Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in LaSalle, the Marine Corps League of Jonesville and the LaSalle VFW.

He is survived by two sons, Salvatore C. Maggio of LaSalle and James J. (Missy) Maggio of LaSalle; four daughters, Samantha Lee (James) Rossio of LaSalle, Mariellen (Susan) Krischel of Oglesby, Joanne (P.J.) Frank of Yorkville and Sandra Laurie of Arizona; 20 grandchildren; one brother, Jasper “Butch” Maggio of LaSalle; two sisters, Sandra (Eugene) Antas of Elmhurst and Diana (Steve) Mueller of Oglesby and his two former wives, Marsha Piriano and Janice Turczyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carla Dean.

Pallbearers will be Jim Rossio, Jay Maggio, Sammy Maggio, Jasper Maggio, Eugene Antas and Steve Mueller.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.