Waltham— Mr. Mario J. Travers, of Waltham, died Thursday, August 4, 2022 in his home surrounded by his loving family at 51.
Mario was born in Cambridge on February 9, 1971, the beloved son of Paul and Carole (Censullo) Travers. A resident of Waltham since age eight, he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1989. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1994 from Framingham State College. Mario most recently worked as a team lead at I.B.M. in Littleton, but amassed respect and friends in his previous jobs at MRO and PDS.
Always active, Mario was known for his many interests and was often thought of as a true 'Renaissance Man.' He loved hockey, making sure he watched every Bruins game and playing with friends several mornings each week. He was deeply committed to music, especially the local Boston music scene, as a musician (OHM, Raw Radar War), producer and partner in Tractor7 productions and most importantly, a fan. Creatively, he impressed family, friends and strangers alike with his paintings and used his impeccable flavor palate to create amazing BBQ and brew beer and mead. He was always ready for new experiences and supported his family and friends with his entire being as they were his world.
In addition to his parents, Paul and Carole Travers of Waltham, he leaves his Cathy, Catherine M. Nelson, of Waltham and his brother, Paul M. Travers of Waltham. He was cherished by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and his and Cathy's nieces and nephews whom he adored; Rebecca, Amanda, Billy, Keely, Michael, John and Wyatt.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, https://www.jimmyfund.org/, who took wonderful care of him through his illness or the Pan-Mass Challenge, https://www.pmc.org/, that Mario hoped to volunteer with after his recovery.
Family and friends will honor and remember Mario's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Sunday, August 14th from 2 to 5 p.m. followed by memory sharing beginning at 5 p.m. Burial will be private.