Mario James Antonetti II of Austin, Texas died Sunday November 25th 2018 in his parents arms. He was 8 months old, and fought valiantly against a congenital heart defect which ultimately brought him to God. Known as “Mio” to his friends, he was born March 22nd 2018 in Houston, Texas. He was baptized and confirmed the very same day. His father is Mario James Antonetti and his mother is Maria Jean Antonetti née Marchel.
Mio inspired many people with his courageous struggle. As they followed his journey daily, he taught many people the value of daily prayer and the importance of appreciating your family. He is survived by a loving family of his parents, grandparents, Gary and Alice Antonetti, and Greg and Jean Marchel, great grandparents, James and Betty Sue Antonetti, Raymond and Kathleen Sommers and aunts and uncles, Nick and Nicole Rice, Austin and Corinne Hunt, Teresita Marchel and Christina Marchel.
Mio was a joyful and social boy and was never aware of his health problems. He enjoyed holding soft objects, looking at his mobile, and playing with a noisy electric toy piano. He was fond of being outside and watching trees sway in the wind. He was always happy to strike up a conversation with cheerful babble. He greeted everyone he met with a smile.
A Mass of the Angels will be held to celebrate his life and thank God for blessing us all with his presence. Canon Aaron Huberfeld will say the funeral Mass at Saint Mary’s Oratory in Wausau on Friday November 30th 2018 at 11 AM. Visitation will be held on Friday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.
Please keep his family in your prayers. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital for doing everything in their power to save Mio’s life. Ultimately, God wanted him in Heaven.