Obituary: James Maisano, Sr.

James “Jim” Maisano, a resident of New Rochelle for more than 40 years, died on Sept. 4, 2013, in Danbury, Conn. He was born on Dec. 20, 1930, in Brooklyn to Nunzio and Mildred Maisano. Jim was married to his loving wife Loretta Maisano on May 28, 1961, who predeceased him in 2008. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Ryan of Fairfield, Conn., and sons Keith Maisano of Boca Raton, Fla., James Maisano, Jr. of New Rochelle and Anthony Maisano of Southbury, Conn., and their spouses James Ryan, Fran Maisano, Jean Maisano and Alice Maisano.

Jim is predeceased by daughter Laurie Maisano and brother Frank Maisano. He is also survived by grandchildren Melissa Maisano, Lauren Maisano, Michael Maisano, Julia Maisano and Christopher Maisano and great-grandchildren Matthew Maisano and Olivia Maisano.

Jim was dedicated to his family, community and Catholic faith. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951 and saw combat in the Korean War. Jim worked diligently at building his own business, Municipal Computer Service, a computer data processing company in Larchmont, where he served as president. He finished his career at Riese Brothers Restaurants as chief information officer and ran the information technology department.

He was very active at Sts. John and Paul Parish in Larchmont, where he served on the parish council for many years and as its president, as a eucharistic minister and Cubmaster of a Cub Scout troop. Jim was a longtime member of the Larchmont Shore Club and served on the board of directors and as its president, and he ran the bowling league. He was well known on the tennis courts and bowling alleys at the Larchmont Shore Club. Jim enjoyed being a member of the Larchmont Rotary Club. He coached little league baseball and was an excellent baseball player who was proud to tryout at Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jim was also an avid fisherman.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601. (Submitted)