New Britain- Mario Acerra, 67, passed away surrounded by family on November 11, 2019. He was born in Quindici (AV) Italy on January 14, 1952 to the late Arturo and Luisa (Grasso) Acerra. He was also predeceased by his brother, Salvatore Acerra. Mario worked most of his life as a baker at Italian Baking Co and B+D Bakery. He was a loving and caring family man, a communicant of Mt. Carmel Church a member of O. L. of Grace Society and frequented the Mt Carmel Society. He enjoyed all sports especially soccer. His teams included Inter Milan, Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Maria DiDomenico Mercak Acerra, his son Mario Acerra Jr., stepsons Paulie and Justin Mercak all of New Britain CT; his sisters Maria Acerra Santaniello and late husband Umberto Santaniello of Italy, Luciana Acerra Alvaro and late husband Giuseppe Alvaro of Springfield, Tina Acerra Vivenzio and husband Salvatore Vivenzio of Germany, Lia Acerra Addeo and late husband Puccio Addeo of Springfield, Livia Acerra Daniele and husband Gerardo Daniele of Italy, sister-in-law Nicolina Giordano Acerra of Springfield, brother-in-laws Pino DiDomenico and his wife Sarina of New Britain CT, Frank DiDomenico and his wife Marzena of Newington CT, Angelo DiDomenico and his wife Connie of Kensington CT, sister-in-laws Connie DiDomenico of Newinton CT, Angela Simonetti of Newington CT, Nino DiDomenico and wife Regina of Meridan CT and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. In addition to his parents and brother he was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law Salvatore and Annuziata DiDomenico and brother-in-law Gino DiDomenico. Calling hours will be held on Sunday November 17, 2019 from 2-6pm at Forastiere Funeral Home, 45 Locust Street, Springfield MA. Funeral services will be held Monday November 18, 2019 at 8:45am in the funeral home. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William Street, Springfield. Burial will follow at St. Michaels Cemetery, Springfield. To leave a personal condolence or for more information, please visit www.forastiere.com
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