Mario, also known as “Rayito” was born and raised in La Romana, Dominican Republic. As a young boy, he enjoyed playing baseball and was good enough to play for one of the domestic teams from the D.R. In addition to baseball, Mario was a tough competitor in the boxing ring where he acquired his nickname “Rayito,” which means “Little Lightning” in Spanish.Mario moved to the United States when he was 16 years old, making his home in Queens, New York. He joined the Army and served in South Africa and Italy during World War II, earning a Purple Heart. He is one mean potato peeler due to all the “KP” he got while serving in the Army, for consequences such as breaking curfew.
In 1956, he married Thelma and they decided to reside in Bayside, NY for a few years. In 1958 they moved to Miami, Florida, where they lived most of their married lives. They were happily married for 52 years before she passed in 2008. They had a son and daughter, Mario and Chris. His son resides in Cumming, where he is a Physical Education teacher and his daughter resides in Gainesville, Virginia with her husband, Ed, and children, EJ, Nick and Nina.
Before retiring, Mario worked in the import/export business, working for several companies as well as owning his own company. Then in 2009, Mario decided to move to Cumming to be closer to his son.
"He officially moved in on the first day Oaks at Post Road was open & is sometimes lovingly referred to as the Mayor."
Mario enjoys watching baseball and cheering on his beloved Boston Red Sox. He loves to hop on the bus for our weekly shopping trips at Wal-Mart, with a side trip to the local convenience store in hot pursuit of a winning lottery ticket!
We take pride in having a family-like culture surrounding the Oaks at Post Road senior living. Residents and staff members enjoy each others company and visa versa. Come see for yourself by scheduling a tour at your earliest convenience! Or contact Post Road administrators if you have any additional questions!