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Remembering Mario Sacco

Mario Sacco, who 4 decades ago founded Mario’s Place with Frank DeMace, has died.

A posting on the Facebook group “Mario’s Place Was/Is The Best Place to Work and Eat!!!” announced his death, while on a trip to Mississippi with his wife.  His body has been cremated.  No further details were available.

While nearly every other Westport restaurant has come and gone — many times over — Mario’s was a model of consistency.  The menu seldom changed; the drinks and decor were always the same — and that comfortable atmosphere made it a Westport landmark.  For 40 years Mario’s has been the go-to place for Westport commuters, families, and folks celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and promotions (or commiserating over job losses and divorces).

Mario is gone.  But his name will live on — above the door, and in our town’s memory — for decades to come.

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