Cosmo Carmine Maffetore

March 15, 1926 - December 25, 2011
Cosmo Carmine Maffetore

Cosmo Carmine Maffetore, 85, of Wilmington, NC, died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at his home.

Mr. Maffetore was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 15, 1926, the son of the late Augustineo and Raffael Accerro Maffetore.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Maffetore was volunteer fireman for over 30 years with the Centereach Fire Department in Long Island, NY and was a Boy Scout Leader in that area for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Augustus Maffetore and wife, Lenore and John Maffetore and wife, Jill; three grandchildren, Jason, Jesse, and Jaclyn; great grandson, Samson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday, December 30, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

Interment will be at a later date at the Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmingon, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 27, 2011
    David and Denise Marshall says:
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad, John. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

  • December 28, 2011
    Sue Willetts says:
    I have this feeling there's one more star up in the sky tonight. And even though it's far away, its brightness and warmth still reach us here to make the night a little less dark. John, Jill & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was certainly loved.

  • January 12, 2012
    Joan DeRosa says:
    It has been many years since Mark and I have seen Gus, but the memory of him is still so strong, that his death brings great sadness. We knew him as a fellow photographer in the Paumanok Camera Club, but one of such amazing skills, that mentor is a better term. Many a time he went with me to help me improve my skills. I always hoped we would see him again. That is not to be, but we will not forget him.

  • January 13, 2012
    Mary Pergolizzi says:
    It has been a long time since I've seen Gus, and just as the DeRosa's said "My memory of him is still so strong that his death brings great sadness" - and many tears. I was also a member of the Paumanok Camera Club, and yes Mentor is what is was. He taught many valuable lessons. I will remember him always.