Katherine "Katie" Maio
July 3, 1944 – March 13, 2019
Katherine “Katie” (McLaughlin) Maio, 74, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 15 years of Marco Maio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Born in Hartford on July 3, 1944, she was the daughter of the late John and Esther (Griffin) McLaughlin. Katie graduated from East Hartford High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Connecticut State University and a degree in library sciences from Manchester Community College. She was a systems analyst for Travelers Insurance, worked for many years as a kindergarten teacher in Hebron and was a librarian at Wethersfield and Vernon public schools and Trinity College, prior to her retirement. Katie and Marco enjoyed Jimmy Buffett music and were members of the Parrothead Club in both CT and SC. They also shared a love of the Christmas season and together, through their portrayal of Mr. and Mrs. Claus every year, they brought joy and hope to the hearts of countless children. She was a talented quilter and a founding member of the Quilting Club of Wethersfield, a member of the Irish American club of Glastonbury and the Sons & Daughters of Italy - Lodge 2662 in Surfside Beach, SC. More than anything, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be forever missed by her beloved husband Marco; her two daughters, Sharon Johnson of Exeter, NH and Pamela Jeroszko and husband Brian of Hebron; two sons, Christopher Maio and his wife Kelly of South Windsor and Brandon Maio and his wife Mimi of San Francisco, CA and her eight adored grandchildren who brought her so much joy, Aimee and Kylie Johnson, John and Katelyn Jeroszko, Christopher, Kaitryn, Sabine and Holden Maio. She is also survived by her three sisters, Virginia Milliard and husband Norman, Bonnie McMahon and husband Francis and Mary McLaughlin and a brother, Atty. John McLaughlin and his wife Julia, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Hartford Hospital Healthcare at Home and everyone at Heaven’s Hands Home Care Agency of Glastonbury for their compassionate care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (March 19th) at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Parish (Corpus Christi Church), 601 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Donations in Katie’s memory may be made to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Rd., Suite 302, Farmington, CT 06032 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. To share a memory of Katie with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
- Public Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 19, 2019
- Burial Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Katherine "Katie" Maio
March 18, 2019
We met Katie and Marco in Italy on a bus tour. We discovered that we both have second homes in SC a couple miles apart. We were very fortunate to have met them often for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We even attended a Parrothead concert with them is Murrells Inlet. Katie would share numerous stories about her children and grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored. She was such a kind, generous, sweet and soft spoken person, qualities that we all should emulate. We are extremely saddened to hear that she has passed. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
March 17, 2019
I met Katie nearly 50 years ago. Our children played together. When she worked in Hartford, we had lunch together every week. We would always go to the Irish American Home for lunch on St. Patrick's Day. Her "Ground Hog Day" party was always a "hoot", as she would say. I consider myself very fortunate to have spoken to her and Marc this past Christmas. RIP. 💞
March 16, 2019
Katie is the friend that everyone wanted. That friend would last through a lifetime. A smart, lovely, spiritual gal, I never remember Katie ever saying anything unkind about another human being. She was smart, smiled, she was warm, she was accepting, and she set high standards for herself. I came to know Katie in high school. Because we share amazing friends, we kept contact with each other throughout the years. She made every room she ever entered glow. I am saddened by her passing and offer my condolences to the family. God blessed you with this very special person.
March 15, 2019
A kinder, sweeter person hard to find, remembering all the joyful, happy family times as cousins - we were all truly blessed! God speed, dear Katie
March 14, 2019
Having Katie for my sister.........I had riches greater than gold.......
March 14, 2019
Katie, You will always be remembered in our hearts for the loving , caring and joyous person that you are and with the smile that keeps giving. I will remember your kind words of how you loved our son Brian when he met your daughter Pam and how he was the apple of your eye. Thank you for taking our son into your family as if he were yours. We were happy to have a great lady , mother in law, friend, a quilter sharer , a positive person in our lives. We will miss you and you will be remembered in our hearts forever. God Bless you and Your Family during this sad time.
Sandy and Ron Jeroszko