Mario Porazzi

Mario A. Porazzi

Tuesday, January 8th, 1946 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Mario A. Porazzi of Poughkeepsie, NY passed peacefully on Jan 31, 2020. He was 74. Born in Staten Island in 1946, he was the second of four sons of Margaret and Mario Porazzi.

A graduate of Marist College in 1968 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Mario was also a proud Eagle Scout. He was a dedicated long time employee of Hudson River State Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

Mario will be remembered as a talented photographer and writer, a satirical humorist, avid reader, typist extraordinaire, and man who knew how to wear a hat.
He was a loving husband, stepfather, brother, uncle, grandfather and co-worker whose unique contributions, perspectives on life, and immense kindness nourished his community.

Mario is survived by wife MaryJane Newman Porazzi, Stepchildren
Mary F. Towers (Barton Bodt), Pauline Towers-Dykeman (Paul Dykeman), Patricia Towers (Erich Heintz), Eileen Newman, Victoria Newman, Benjamin Newman; Grandchildren Trey Dykeman, Jordan Heintz & Logan Heintz.
Brothers Carlo, Alberto, and Arturo also survive, in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends and admirers.

Details on a Celebration of Life to be held in Summer 2020 will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Hudson River State Hospital Nurses Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or to your local public library. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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Posted at 02:12pm
Dear Mary Jane and family,
We were very sad to hear about Mario’s passing. He will be remembered as a very kind and humorous man with a happy spirit. Our condolences to your entire family,
Bob, Ellen, Chase and Paige Dykeman

Dan Kuffner

Posted at 09:30am
Dear Family of Mario,
I had the pleasure of knowing this most kind and gentle man for more that 50 years. We were both born on Staten Island and were Class of 1968 Marist graduates. Mario was an attendant for my wife Deb when our son Geoffrey was born at St. Francis Hospital in October 1972. We maintained a strong, friendly relationship all of these years. May I express my deepest sympathies to all of you. Be assured Mario has received his just reward and is smiling down at all of us from above. God's love and peace be with you at this difficult time, With deepest respect, Dan Kuffner

Susan Deane-Miller

Posted at 08:35pm
Oh, MaryJane and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mario's passing. What a kind and funny man he was. My heart is with you and I am holding him, and you all, in the light.
Susie Deane-Miller


Posted at 05:00pm
I can't tell a story like Mario did He actually acted out some of it His notes were always typed and short Novellas always entertaining and amusing to read Mary Jane my thoughts are with you and your family I am so sorry for your loss Terri Hershkowitz

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