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Acquavina, Mario Ciro, 89, of Clearwater, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Sunset Point Rehab and Nursing Center. He was born in New York, NY, and moved here in 1981 from Norwalk, CT. He attended Light of Christ Catholic Church.. He was a WWII veteran, having fought with the 104th Division US Army Timber Wolves at Normandy at the Battle of the Bulge. He was an artist who put his talents to work, becoming an adverting display artist working for the Greenwich Times as well as other newspapers and freelancing. He was also an accomplished musician, playing the violin and mandolin. He continued his love for the arts through his retirement years. He was a member of the Italian American Club. Survivors include his daughters, Marianne Laporte of Palm Harbor and Ann Serfilippi of Saint Petersburg; grandchildren Laura Hoeing and Nicole Serfilippi; and his great grand children, John, Luke, Adam, and Anna Lucia.