Mario Jose Artime

March 12, 1929August 10, 2020

Mario Jose Artime was born in Camaguey, Cuba on March 12, 1929. He passed away August 10, 2020 at the age of 91. He resided at Magnolia Manor on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

His dream of coming to the USA came true in 1955. He returned to Cuba only to marry the love of his life, the late Maria Carmen Banos Artime. They made their home in Atlanta, Georgia, where Mario was employed by the Colonial Bread Company. He remained there for 10 years and worked other jobs on his days off. In 1965, 10 years after arriving in the U.S., he opened his first grocery store, Artime’s Market. A few years later, he opened a second store in midtown Atlanta. He quickly became a fixture in the area and was loved by his customers.

Mario and Maria had 3 sons: the late Dr. Mario J. Artime, Henry E. Artime (Kimberly) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Joseph M. Artime (Ann Marie) of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Mario and Maria did what they loved most, and travelled half the world before Mario’s retirement in 1995 and completed the other half after his retirement, until Maria’s passing in 2011. Mario was the 5th of 6 children and is survived by his younger sister, Ofelia Artime Montejo. He had 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services & Floral Hills Memory Gardens, 3150 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA.

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  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020


Mario Jose Artime

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