In Memoriam: Hon. Mario Biaggi

Hon. Mario Biaggi (second from right) at the Italian American Museum's opening in Little Italy on October 8, 2008.
Mario Biaggi passed away Wednesday, June 24th at his Bronx home at the age of 97. Beloved husband of the late Marie, his survivors include his four children: Jacqueline, Barbara, Richard and Mario, Jr.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mario Biaggi was born in East Harlem, NY on October 26, 1917. In 1942, he joined the New York City Police Department and embarked on a career that spanned 23 years. He retired from the Department in 1965, with the rank of Detective Lieutenant. He holds the police department’s medal of honor plus twenty-seven other decorations including the Medal of Honor for Valor from the National Police Officers Association of America. He is a member of the Association’s Hall of Fame and was elected president in 1967. In 1968, he was elected to Congress as a Democrat and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 1969 until August 5, 1988.
Visitation Hours:
Monday, June 29, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home
6110 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
Tel. 718.884.6100

Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, July 1, 9:45 am
St. Philip Neri's Church
3025 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Tel. 718.733.3200

Wednesday, July 1
Gate of Heaven Cemetary

10 West Stevens Ave.

Hawthorne, NY 10532

Tel. 914.769.3672

The Italian American Museum extends its deepest condolences to the Biaggi family on the loss of their beloved patriarch.
May his soul rest in peace.

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