Silvio Mayo, prominent Deacon and former Chancellor of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, died August 3, 2018, following a long illness. Born December 21, 1924, to John and Antionette Giardino Mayo in Columbia, Utah. Following graduation from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in 1942, he married Mary Lourdes Gonzales in December of 1943 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Salt Lake City.
Silvio and Mary had three children Robert (Kathy) Mayo, Joanne M. Mayo and Msgr. Joseph M. Mayo; two grandchildren Paul (Tina) and David; and great-grandchildren Evan and Raquel.
For twenty-seven years Silvio was employed at the J. C. Penney Company, Western Accounting Division, and for 28 years served as Chancellor of the Diocese. He was ordained December 26, 1976 in the first class of deacons in the restored diaconate following the Vatican Council. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and recipient of the Vatican Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers Albert and Joe; sister, Antionette; and son, Robert Mayo.Deacon Mayo enjoyed many happy years serving a variety of diocesan and parish ministries and appreciated his relationship with the Bishops, Cathedral parishioners and supervision of Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. His Italian heritage was his delight and his family and friends special blessings. He was the last of the Great Generation.
Vigil service will be Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, where a viewing will follow. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning, August 10th at 10:30 am, also at the Cathedral, with committal at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Avenue and "T" Street.