Mario L. Tripaldi, 74 passed away peacefully on February 8, 2021 unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946, the son of Luciano and Carmen (née Terrano) Tripaldi, Mario grew up in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn and graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School in 1964. He gained an Associate in Applied Science degree from New York City Community College, graduating in 1967; and a Master of Science degree from Long Island University in 1975. Mario married Madeline Miceli in 1970 and after several years in Queens the couple moved to Denville, New Jersey. In later years they moved to Waldwick, where they raised their two sons, and then to West Milford where they enjoyed life in an active adult community. In the last year of his life Mario had resided in Denville again and was pleased to be back where his New Jersey life had begun.
Mario worked for the IRS until his retirement and was known for his relentless dedication to filing tax returns for family and friends. In retirement he continued working as an Enrolled Agent, and was proud to have been a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). He was also able to share his love of accounting and taxes by teaching as an Adjunct Professor for several community colleges in New Jersey.
His family and friends, many of whom had known him for more than 50 years, will remember his dedication to the Brooklyn Dodgers and all things baseball, his love of making detailed notes in tiny handwriting, his quirky sense of humor and the mischievous glint in his eye when he was causing good-natured trouble.
Mario was predeceased by his beloved wife Madeline in 2016, he is survived by his sons Kenneth and Michael, daughters-in-law Marie and Lauri, and his five grandchildren Sabrina, Finley, Kurt, Oliver and Henry. He leaves behind many other treasured family members, friends, cousins and colleagues.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no services at this time.