Rosario Samuel Maceo, Sr. “RS”, 91, of Galveston, Texas, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2009 in Galveston of natural causes at home surrounded by family and friends.
Mr. Maceo was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 14, 1917 to Frank Thomas and Katherine Maceo, the third of five children, Vincent A. Maceo, Joseph T. Maceo, Concetta Arena, and Florence Fabj.
Mr. Maceo was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, and a member of the Italian Men’s Club.
Mr. Maceo was a lifetime resident of Galveston Island. He was the founder of Maceo Spice and Imports, where he enjoyed meeting and greeting friends of all ages. He was also the founder of R.S. Maceo Seafood Company in Galveston.
Career accomplishments aside, his greatest achievements were his family, children and grandchildren. He loved to cook, loved to eat, loved baseball, collecting antiques, ceramic chickens, fishing with his grandchildren, and telling old stories.
Mr. Maceo is survived by his wife, Dorothy D. Maceo; RS Maceo, Jr., Olivia Maceo Weekley, and Ronald A. Maceo; grandchildren: Stratton Hawes Weekley of Dripping Springs, Michael Brian McShane of Las Vegas, Frank T. Maceo of Galveston, Corrie Prestridge of Austin, Ryan E. Weekley of Austin, Cassidy Ann Witt of Hutto and Concetta Ann Maceo of The Woodlands; great-grandchildren include Araceli Rose Weekley, Dustin Prestridge, and Payton Witt.
Mr. Maceo was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Katherine Maceo; his brothers Vincent and Joe Maceo, his sister, Florence Fabj; and his son, Thomas Frank Maceo.
There will be a graveside memorial service at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, February 11th, at the Galveston Memorial Cemetery, located in Hitchcock, TX. Services will be officiated by Rev. Frank Fabj, Mr. Maceo’s nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Care Team Inc., 1708 North Amburn Rd, Suite C, Texas City, Texas 77591 or the charity of choice.
Mr. Maceo’s family would like to especially thank Darlene Cooper and her husband Trey Weatherbee for their care and dedication to our loved one and to the Hospice Care Team who guided us through a very difficult time.