James Louis Mauro passed away Nov. 16, 2013, in Gilbert, Ariz.
Jim was born Oct. 19, 1941, in Joliet, Ill., to the late James and Marie (Maynarich) Mauro. Jim married Jean (Spese) on Sept. 7, 1963, and recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Jim is survived by his wife; two children, Janet (Greg) Smith of Grayslake, Ill., and Tony of Coal City, Ill.; three grandchildren, Tyler, Jake and Alex, all of Grayslake; a sister-in-law, Vickie (Rich) Powell of Coal City; a brother-in-law, James Spese of Mahomet, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; and his nephew, Michael Powell.
Jim was a member of the Braidwood Knights of Columbus and served on the Coal City Area Board. Jim’s passions in life were playing golf and his grandsons. You could always find him on the course with his golfing buddy – Jack Lardi. Jim became an Arizona snowbird after his retirement from BP in 2003. Jim regularly enjoyed having coffee with the guys at McDonald’s.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 22, from Ferrari Funeral Services at 9:30 a.m. to the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial; the Rev. Robert Noesen will officiate with interment in Braceville Gardner Cemetery. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ferrari Funeral Services (corner of Spring Road and Ferrari Drive) in Coal City.
Online guest book available at www.ferrarifuneral.com.