John F. Mariani

November 28, 1929March 20, 2014
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John F. Mariani, 84, of Dunnellon, Fl. Passed away March 20, 2014 while under the care of Hospice of Marion County. A native of Brooklyn, NY he came to the area in 1997 from Long Island, NY. He was a retired bricklayer and a Catholic. Mr. Mariani proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. His memberships include the American Legion, VFW, The Korean Veterans of Ocala and SCP Military Club.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; 3 sons, Douglas Mariani of Anaheim, Ca., Carlo Mascolo of Spring Hill, Fl. and Jeffrey Mascolo of Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.; daughter Marie Covais of Hampton Bay, NY; 2 brothers, Angelo Marabella of Spring Hill, Fl. and Pat Marabella of Queens, NY; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of His Life will be held Friday May 16, 2014 11:00 AM at Fero Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery at 2:00 PM with Full Honors.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, Inc. 3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala, FL 34474 or in memory of John.

Fero Funeral Home Beverly Hills, Florida


  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 16, 2014
  • Military Honors Friday, May 16, 2014

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Jim & Eileen Lewis

April 5, 2014

We met John and Nancy on a cruise only 2 years ago, but John had a way of making you feel like a dear old friend from the time we meet. We soon planned another cruise together and were welcomed into their lovely home on another occasion. All our times together were wonderful and we deeply regret that we did not have the honor and pleasure of knowing him longer. John was a true gentleman and patriot. We will always cherish our memories and photos of our short time together. We are sure John is entertaining the angles. Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and the family.

Judith Perrotti

April 5, 2014

John what a special person he is. We have only known him for less than 2 years, but when we moved to Spruce Creek he welcomed us as friends. He was always smiling and had a hug and a kiss for all. Rest in peace our friend and play with the angels. Love you, Mike & Judy Perrotti

beth cully

April 1, 2014

It was a pleasure to meet you on a cruise 4 years ago, you made our holiday very special. Our love and sympathy to Nancy and the family circle.

Stephen and Beth. northern Ireland

March 31, 2014

John, you will be sadly missed by all. The ladies always knew that when you entered a room there would be plenty of kisses to go around. Always a smile on your face. We will miss you and our prayers and thoughts go with Nancy and your family.
Leo & Alie

March 28, 2014

John,I'm going to miss hanging around "flea markets" with you,K.

John C Mariani

March 28, 2014

Dad, I'm going to miss you. You will always be my father. I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye. I Love you dad!!

March 28, 2014

John you will be missed. You always had a smile for everyone. We all had some good times together Ethel & Joe

March 27, 2014

John, I will miss your warm greeting and kiss everytime I saw you., and Bill always said you had a mans handshake that he will never forget. Wr are glad our paths met. You will always be in our hearts. Bill & Dolores Kirsch

March 27, 2014

John,I will miss you smiling face and especially the hugs and kisses! Ellen and David

Linda Sprague

March 27, 2014

John never did anything "small". If you saw him coming, you knew you were going to get a big kiss, hug and smile.
You knew what was important to John - a good game (same for golf).......
We will miss you, John!