Russell R. Maggio, Sr., 82, of Hamilton, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Capital Health at Hopewell after a valiant fight, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Maggio was a lifelong Trenton area resident who attended both Trenton Central High School and Rider College. He was an honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict who served on the USS Robinson DD-562 and attained the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. He was awarded both the Korean Service Medal and the U.S. National Service Medal while serving. Mr. Maggio enjoyed golfing and always looked forward to his daily cup of coffee at Jack 'N Jules with his friend, Anthony. He also had many fond memories of time spent with his good friend, Frank. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be deeply missed.
Mr. Maggio was employed with Trenton Police Department as a Detective Sergeant for several years. After his employment with the Police Department, he was employed with the New Jersey Department of Insurance as a Fraud Investigator. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish for many years, the Trenton Cyrus Lodge #5 F&AM, the Hamilton Elks Lodge #2262, Trenton Crescent Temple Shrine and the Police and Fire Retirement Retirees Local #12.
Predeceased by his parents, Anna (Modica) and Vincent Maggio and his wife, Joan Maggio; he is survived by his children, Russell R. Maggio, Jr. and his wife, Ceil of Deltona, Florida, Kimberly A. Maggio of Hamilton and Anna Marie Maggio and her wife, Debra Runowicz of Burlington; his two grandchildren, Russell R., III and his wife, Christina and Adam Maggio and his wife, Joanna; his three great-grandchildren, Emily and Lauren Maggio and Carmen Elaine Maggio; as well as his very special cousins who have always been like sisters, Sarah "Trippi" Chianese and her partner, Fran Carver and Mary Spart as well as several dear friends and extended family.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 3816 East State Street Extension, Hamilton, New Jersey with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hamilton, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Maggio's memory to Warrior Expeditions or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by visiting In Memory Of at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.