David J. Florio Sr., 1943 - 2016

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David J. Florio Sr., 72, of Harlow Hill Road, Mexico, Maine died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Born in Cambridge, MA, on June 9, 1943, he was the son of Vito and Myrtle Moore Florio, and was raised by Myrtle and his step-father, Joseph “Mugsy” Clinton. Educated in Massachusetts schools, he lived and worked in the Boston area for many years, owning his own catering business, Dave’s Canteen. He moved to Maine in the early 1990's. Dave was an avid Patriots fan, loved playing cards, cribbage and whist with his friends and family. In his younger years he enjoyed taking his children to car races, drive-in movies and was well known for going all out to celebrate the Fourth of July. He is survived by a son and two daughters, David Jr. and wife Julie of Billerica, MA, Kathleen Gadarowski-Joyal and husband Michael of Dover, NH, a brother, Robert Florio and wife Sally of Freedom, NH, a loving sister, Lisa Tague and husband Dennis of Mansfield, MA, and eight grandchildren.  Besides his parents and step-father, he was predeceased by an infant sister, Joyce Florio. The family wishes to thank Dave's closest friends who cared deeply for him, Dan and Colleen, and his neighbors Charlotte and Bob. 

Funeral Notice

FLORIO, David Sr., 72, of Mexico, died in Lewiston on March 24, 2016. Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please either make a donation to the charity of your choice, or take your family out to dinner and enjoy the time together.


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