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In Loving Memory of

Mario Di Lella

1960 - 2021

Obituary of Mario Di Lella

Mario Di Lella passed away peacefully at home in Niagara Falls on Sunday March 21st, 2021 at the age of 60 from cancer.
Mario was a loving and devoted son to his beloved parents, Domenica (nee Di Viesti) (February 2020) and Cesare DiLella (April 2017)

He was a loyal and supportive brother to John, Orazio, the late Tony, (May 2020) and Vince. Awesome brother-in-law to Monique, the late Tammy (October 2019), and Susan. Generous and caring uncle to Shauna, Dillon, Tyler, Jennifer, Melanie, Julian and Jordan. Great uncle to 10 and 2 on the way. Proud godfather to Sofia from his much loved “Cuban family”.

He grew up the 4th of 5 boys in Sudbury, On. He, like all boys up there, enjoyed the outdoors and living free as kids did. He was always the negotiator, the mediator and his opinion was often sought. He made friends everywhere he went and some he kept for life.

In high school Mario was known for his wit and academics, he achieved 100%, 2 consecutive years on his final math grades. After graduation he and Tony headed out west to Alberta to meet up with John. He worked for a network cabling company, and he even had the glory job that he loved, driving Zamboni. He came back home to Ontario, and graduated from Seneca College with his Mechanical Engineering degree. He worked for Septer, a plastics manufacturing in his trade and was introduced to Professor Pure Water, the company that would change, both his life’s trajectory and his brother Vince’s. Long story but in the end, LifeSource Water Systems Ltd was his baby and under his leadership it was supported by many family hands. He was successful in his business and his life.
Mario was a good and generous man; it took a lot to get him mad but watch out when he’d had enough. He was smart, knew what he knew and knew it well. He had no problem sharing what he knew to help another person out. He loved his Cuban holidays and the deep friendships he built with Renaldo, Lisa and their daughter Sofia.

He is a man who will be dearly missed by his family, his many friends and colleagues. The family welcomes your online condolences to Mario’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

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Sharon & Pat Coyne
1 year ago

We were customers of Mario’s and want to send our condolences to your family. Mario was such a knowledgeable man and we had great conversations when he came to our house to help with the water system. We heard about his fun travels to Cuba and his good friends there and his wonderful family. Our thoughts are with you. We will miss Mario.

susie q tombs
1 year ago

RIP, it was a pleasure meeting you Mario & your family. You are all in my thoughts.

Susie PSW

Paula Willis & Paul Durdin
1 year ago

We just heard the terrible news and our hearts go out to the entire family. We will miss Mario and hope your family will be able to lean on each other to get through this horrible time!

Reynaldo Acea Mendoza
1 year ago

It’s hard to believe he’s gone,such a sensitive and sweet man,we learnt so much with him and will always have him in our hearts ,Cuba and his Cuban family will miss him deeply.

Christina and Jason Pridmore
1 year ago

Dear Vince and the entire Di Lella and Life Source Family,
We are so deeply saddened to hear of Mario’s untimely passing. We had the good fortune of meeting Mario over 20 years ago at Life Source. His warm, open and friendly personality made you feel welcome each and every time we saw him at the office or in our home.
We will truly miss him, and want to extend our most sincere condolences on your devastating loss.

Judy Turner
1 year ago

We are saddened to hear that Mario has passed. He was a good person, a caring, supportive and loving man to his family. A smart, successful businessman too! We will miss his yearly visits to take care of our water system and his friendly chats. Warm condolences to all his family and friends.

Robert Shannon and Family
1 year ago

Is was with great sadness I heard the news of this good mans passing.
My friend was a true Gentleman’s Mario Di Lella. I was thinking of Mario fondly the week previously. Too soon my friend.
I am so pleased we met and had a friendship. My condolences to your wonderful family and friends at this time of loss and sorrow.

Helene St Pierre
1 year ago

Sad news. I remember him as a good natured young man. My deepest condolences to the family

Joseph D. Nucara
1 year ago

Dear Di Lella family;
Words cannot adequately express our sadness upon hearing the news of Mario’s passing. He is with your parents and God now, happy and free of pain and suffering…which is where we will all be one day, God willing. We pray that with the passing of time, the immense pain that you feel now will eventually be replaced with countless fond memories of the love you shared with Mario over many, many decades.
Sincere condolences,
Joseph D. Nucara & family

Carlo Piazza
1 year ago

Condolences to the entire family, R.I.P. Mario…. You are one of the good ones that will be missed very much.

Donna Sloan Makela
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to the DiLella family. Mario was a sweet guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace Mario
In sympathy Donna Sloan Makela

Christy-Ann Landers & Mike Charron
1 year ago

Thinking of you, at this time of loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Angela Brazeau
1 year ago

Sincere condolences to the Dilella family. So sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Mario.

Steve Fazekas
1 year ago

Condolences to the Dilella family during this most difficult time

Paul Wright
1 year ago

Writing to Marios family,telling them I was a great friend to Mario and we were on the same team in the pool league that went to Los Vegas he will be truly missed and was a shock to hear this. My condolences go out to his family and to all the people that he touched and knew Paul Wright.

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