In Memory

Donald Maggio - Class of 1967

Donald Maggio Class of 1967
Donald Anthony Maggio
May 11, 1949 ~ August 11, 2021

Don Maggio, 72, of Clovis, NM, passed away on August 11, 2021, in Farwell Tx.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 17, 2021, from 1:00-5:00pm at Steed-Todd Funeral Home in Clovis, New Mexico.

A graveside services will be held Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:00am at Ft. Sumner Cemetery with Damon Stalvey, of Portales United Methodist Church, officiating.

Don was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Anthony and Mildred Maggio on May 11, 1949. He married Jannette Richburg in 1989, in Clovis NM. He graduated from East Carolina University in 1971. Don enlisted in the Air Force in 1971, and spent several years in Germany, then spent his remaining time in the Air Force at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM. He then went on to work as a teacher/coach, then became an administrator for Clovis Municipal Schools until retirement.

Don enjoyed bicycling and garage sale-ing. Those were his two favorite hobbies.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Mildred Maggio and wife Jannette Maggio. Don and Jannette were married almost 25 years.

Don is survived by two daughters, Allyson Clifford Warrick of Clovis, NM, and Angela Miles Moulder of Farwell, TX, two sisters, Laura Maggio O’Carroll of Fair Lawn, NJ, and Elaine Ronnie Colon’ of Englewood, NJ, and one brother, Robert Jean Maggio of Tampa, FL, four grandchildren, Kason and Kinley Warrick of Clovis, NM, and Bryce and Brie Moulder of Farwell, TX, and three nieces, Melissa O’Carroll of Saddle Brook, NJ, Michele Shane Murphy of West Milford, NJ, and Vanessa Tom Novak of East Rutherford, NJ, and nephew, Ryan Emily O’Carroll of Carlsbad, California.

Donald Maggio Class of 1967



 
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08/17/21 08:13 AM #1    

Elizabeth Hays (Gatti) (1967)

Very sorry to hear of Don's death. Way back in Stony Lane Grammar School, he was a dear classmate and great guy. We didn't cross paths much later in life but I always thought fondly of Don and offer my deepest condolences to his family. May he RIP and know he is rememebered here on earth with affection.


08/17/21 12:48 PM #2    

Ron Braham (1967)

This one is hard to deal with. We were the best of friends at PHS, part of a really tight group: Gerry Sabella, Lenny Preyss, Phil Rotolo and Walt Vreeland. Guess I'm the last one.

Music freaks that we were, we saw the Blues Project, Richie Havens and Jimi Hendrix at the Cafe au Go Go and the Doors in Saratoga, NY. Unforgettable nights.

We all split up in '67 and slowly caught up with each other over the years. Mag was in my wedding but, after the Air Force, we didn't have any real contact over the next thirty year while he lived his life in New Mexico. We got back together in 2009 when he visited and we had the pleasure of meeting Jeanette. We saw each other again two years later, but health issues got in the way of any further visits. We had sporadic contact over the next ten years, mostly through correspondence with his daughter.

When Laura called me last week, I can't say I was surprised but, man, this one hurt. I can still hear his voice. I'm gonna miss him for a long time.


08/17/21 02:53 PM #3    

Bob Fatovic (1967)

Yes, a sad moment, indedd. I remember Don as such a nice guy. It turns out, we have the same birthday and born just miles apart from Hoboken to Jersey City. Who knew? Ronny, I feel bad for you as well, loosing a close freind. You should re-post the famous picture of you and the guys.


08/17/21 04:33 PM #4    

Ron Braham (1967)

You're right, Bob. Righteous pic


08/17/21 09:16 PM #5    

Mike Tramontano (Tramontano) (1967)

I was saddened to hear of Don's death.  We used to hang out occasionally and I always found him to be good company.  I do remember Lenny Preyss, Don and I did not attend the senior prom as we didn't have anyone special to attend with.  We just hung out and talked, etc.

Lenny called me about 6 years ago and told me that Don was suffering from some condition and was not doing well.  I was heading to Florida to attend college and Don came along. My family dropped him off in North Carolina as we continued onto to Florida.  I spoke to him about a year later. He seemed to be doing well in college and was having fun.

It's not fun to hear about former classmates passing, but as we age it is inevitable. I hope everyone from the class of 67 is doing well and enjoying life. Please stay safe as this new virus variant seems awful.


08/18/21 12:11 PM #6    

Christine Kuch (Liberatore) (1967)

I lived a block away from Donald. We took the same bus to high school and graduated together. He was a nice guy and will be missed by many. May he Rest In Peace. May God grant his family comfort, strength and peace.

 


08/18/21 07:06 PM #7    

Mary Miello (1967)

This is very sad news. I hadnt been in touch with Don since we graduated and unfortunately didn't know that we we were both living in New Mexico.  I remember Don as a really nice guy who was fun to talk with and be around. In my yearbook he wrote, "Don't forget me. " I havent forgotten Don. He was one of the special people that made those high school years all the better. My condolences to his family and friends.


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