Mario Perez

February 26, 1940 - September 18, 2020

Mario Perez, 80, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2002, formerly of Rahway, NJ, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020. He was born February 26, 1940 in Las Villas, Cuba to Mario Gregorio Perez and Ramona Perez Hernandez, now deceased.

Mario was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral. He was a courageous man who fled the communism of Cuba in 1964 with his family, including an infant daughter and four year old son. He loved the United States of America and all the opportunity it offered him. Mario had a love for gardening and fishing. Mario’s yard is filled with countless fruits and vegetables that he loved to gift to friends and neighbors. Mario was a kind soul, and he was a friend to all. He always offered a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Mario had a huge heart and loved his family unconditionally.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Caridad Perez of Cape Coral; three loving children, Mario Perez, Jr. (Tammy) of Fort Myers, Amparo Perez and fiancé, Jose Padrino of Orlando, FL, and Marcy Sagorac (Jeff) of Cape Coral; two brothers, Eulalio Perez (Mercedes) of NJ, and Rolando Perez (Isora), also of NJ; nine grandchildren, Carlos, Rosie, Priscilla, Mario, Jr., Kimberly, Stephanie, Jessica, Jeremy, and Mario; 13 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mario was preceded in death by his granddaughter Adrienne; as well as four siblings.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Pastor Julio Fernandez officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Mario Perez are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105.  

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Florentino Menendez Sep 21, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I will not say goodbye but instead I will see you someday..Camaguyano I will forever miss in peace

  2. Keisha Tauler Duran Sep 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Mi tío bello un día nos volveremos a ver. Gracias por siempre ser un tío tan bueno. Te extrañare mucho pero siempre seguirás viviendo y muy presente en mi corazón ❤️

  3. José Alejandro Padrino Sep 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Cuco, amigo y suegro. Te voy a extrañar mucho. Esperame alla para contar mas chistes, cocinar chicharrones y cosechar los aguacates y fruta bombas. Nos dejaste tu legado y yo cuidare a Ampy hasta que yo me vaya a verte. Un abrazo hermano.

  4. PATRICIA JIMENEZ Sep 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Mario was a loving and caring man to all; a great friend with a huge heart. His humor, love and friendship will be greatly & sorely missed. With love and prayers for His peace to his dear wife, Cari, and his family.

  5. Angel Jimenez Sep 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    It is with great sorrow that I say good bye to a person who was like a grandfather to my children and a father to me. Mario was a giving, religious and God loving person; someone who would take others in as family even though they were not. Words cannot express the wonderful character of a person whom we called, grandpa (by my kids) and who was a father figure to me.

  6. Julia and Gasper Lampasone Sep 21, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    We will miss you, What a wonderful man. So glad we were so fortunate to have known him. We will always love you.

  7. Eulalio, Mercedes, Mercy, & Dave Sep 21, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    We were all stunned and saddened to learn of your sudden passing. It still feels unreal. We know you wouldn’t want tears, but we don’t want to say goodbye… Always thinking of you and of those closest to you, Your brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew-in-law in NJ.

  8. Roberto & Sally RIVERA Sep 21, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    He was a Great and. Proud American who I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet and call a friend because of my sister Julia & my mom Julia. You will NOT be forgotten. RIP, Semper Fidelis

  9. Elena Duran Tauler Sep 22, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Padrino el dolor en mi corazón es muy grande. Fuistes el mejor padrino que alguien pudo tener, toda la familia llego a este país gracias a ti y a mi madrina. Siempre hacías tiempo para nosotros y siempre nos hacías reír con tu dicharachos. Padrino no voy a decir cuanto te voy a extrañar por ya te extraño, gracias, gracias, gracias y mil veces gracias por todo tu amor. Gracias a dios por habernos bendecido con alguien tan especial como tú en nuestras vidas. Te quiero mucho padrino como siempre te decía y tú me contestabas y yo a ti mamá. Descansa en Paz mi padrino lindo. Ele y tu hermana La China

  10. Guillermo Tapanes Sep 22, 2020 at 10:15 am

    My heart is broken at the loss of such a great and caring man. I will think of you and all our jokes about fishing and talks of you mango trees. I will sit under the mango tree you gave me and think about you. I know you’ll be listening when I sit there to talk to you. Te quiero mi Tio.

  11. Masuto Sep 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Tio, siento un gran vasio! Te extranare muchisimo! Siempre me asias reir! Desde pescando cuando nino asta hoy y siempre te llevare en mi corazon! Tu Masuto

  12. Nelly Sep 22, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Cuco, Ud fue como un segundo padre para mi, vivirás por siempre en mi corazón 💓, seres humano cómo Ud no se encuentra fácilmente, nos volvemos a ver algún día, no le digo Adío, asta pronto Cuquito Perez 💕💕💕💕💕💕

  13. Ray & Gail lopez Sep 23, 2020 at 11:30 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mario he was a great neighbor who always greeted you with a warm contiguous smile and bags of fruit or veggies from his garden! May he rest in enteral peace

  14. Caridad Diaz Sep 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Cuantos lo siento, mi más sentido pésame para todos Sus seres queridos
    QEPD 🙏
    Te extrañare mi apreciado y querido MARIIO.😇
    Estás en el paraíso como un ángel k sus alas
    Pido al altísimo que me los protejan y me los llenen de fuerza y bendiciones 👏🙌🙌🙌🙏
    Les AMOOOSS y les extraños.
    k la distancia de cuerpo no estaré presente 😰😥si en mi corazón nunca jamás les olvidaré mis oraciones están enviadas👏👏👏👏👏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  15. Tammy Giampietro and family Sep 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Our family is so blessed to have had you in our lives. Such a sweet and giving man, you will be missed.

  16. Mario a perez jr Oct 8, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Dad love & miss so much I always try to be like you !!im Lost without you!! I know you’re in a better place!!! life will never be the same rip till we meet again love you so much ❤️❤️❤️ Your son Mario jr

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