Joseph A. Maggio, 84, co-owner of produce firm Joseph...

October 03, 2001

Joseph A. Maggio, 84, co-owner of produce firm

Joseph A. Maggio, former co-owner of a produce business that had been located in the old Camden Market, died Monday of respiratory failure at his Catonsville home. He was 84.

Born and raised in West Baltimore by immigrant parents from Italy, he was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

He served in an Army artillery unit in the Pacific during World War II, then returned to Baltimore and took over the operation of the Maggio & Sons produce business with his two brothers.

The business had been established in 1929 by his father in the market near Camden Station.

Mr. Maggio operated the business with his brothers until 1973, when it closed after the property was purchased by the city to build the first Convention Center.

He then worked for the Maryland Fresh Tomato Co. in Jessup until he retired in 1984.

Mr. Maggio enjoyed listening to Italian music and visiting Hawaii.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus and a longtime communicant and member of the Holy Name Society at St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue and Cooks Lane, Baltimore, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Mr. Maggio is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Nellie Cascio; a son, Salvatore J. Maggio of Catonsville; a daughter, Concetta Mohler of Catonsville; a brother, Vince Maggio of Westminster; a sister, Antonette Eder of Catonsville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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