Maximino M. Bello

maximino bello

February 24, 1945 ~ March 25, 2024

Born in: Havana, Cuba
Resided in: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

It is with great sorrow that we inform family and friends of the passing of our beloved Maximino M. Bello of Englewood Cliffs, NJ on March 25, 2024.

Maximino, fondly known as Max, was born to Maximo and Rosa Bello, on February 24,1945, in Havana, Cuba. He left Cuba at the age of 15 with an uncle to stay with family in Asturias, Spain for a few years. He then reunited with his family in the United States where he became a proud Cuban American. Max attended Georgia Military Academy where he studied Architecture. In his pursuit of further success, he decided to learn the family business and began working at his father’s bakery in New York City. Here he met the love of his life, Gladys Soto, wife of 58 years.

Following in his father’s footsteps, he went on to open his own successful businesses allowing him to provide a beautiful life for his family. Max was a loving family man and a great friend to many. Always a charming gentleman, and life of the party. He had a wonderful heartfelt speech to tell at any gathering, he was a great joke teller and never turned down the opportunity to sing on a microphone or recite a poem. Aside from enjoying life to the fullest, he also enjoyed golfing, the opera and dining out with friends. He will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Max is survived by his wife Gladys and two children, Denise and Dianna. His three precious grandchildren Eva Rose, Adrian Max, and Elyse Noelle, who were the light of his life.

Memorial service will be held on Monday, April 1

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Frank Patti Funeral home

327 Main Street, Fort lee, NJ 07024


Funeral Mass 12:00 noon

Saint Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church

55 W Demarest Avenue

Englewood, NJ 07631


Entombment 1:30

Madonna Cemetery and Mausoleum

2070 Hoefley’s Lane

Fort Lee, NJ 07024


Morning of: April 1, 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Frank Patti And Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Directors
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 7024

Funeral Mass:

Saint Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church
55 W Demarest Avenue
Englewood, New Jersey 07631

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  1. To a wonderful man with an incredible loving heart. Just meeting him you knew how much he loved everyone he met, especially his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. God bless you all. May he rest in peace.

  2. Max was a remarkable man who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him. Max was not just a father, husband, and friend; he was a beacon of warmth and kindness, whose presence illuminated every room he entered. He made me feel like one of the family. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

  3. Gloria and I and our children were deeply saddened when we heard of the passing of our cousin Max. He was truly a man for others. I’m sure he is at peace. Our prayers are with him and the Bello family at this tough time. I will always be so thankful of Max’s great love he had of our family. May he rest in peace, I’m sure he will be looking after all of us from a better place.
    God Bless you all.
    Gaston y Gloria

  4. I have known Max for 60 years. I was actually there when my sister Gladys, met Max! I saw the spark in their eyes when they first met. I have many wonderful memories of this unique, generous and interesting man. He was and is the godfather to my daughter Jenipher and I truly think of Max as an older brother. As such, I am experiencing a profound loss after 60 years of knowing a man who truly touched my heart with wonderful memories of family dinners, shared vacations, chess games, family discussions and many other cherished memories. My brother Max attended and helped plan my wedding and took part in the confirmation of my children. I am filled with tears as I write this, I can say truly that I love Max and have missed him for quite some time now. I am heartbroken to think that my beautiful sister and the rest our family, the Bello’s, Gutierez’s and Soto’s must temporarily continue until we meet again in the greater reality of eternity. I am proud to have a brother like Max, his spiritual essence will remain with me along with the great joy he has blessed me with in the many years since I first met Max when I was 8 years old.
    “May Almighty God Bless you Max, I will miss you, until we meet again.”
    Your little brother Robin

  5. Max was such a remarkable person, someone truly extraordinary. He possessed this incredible ability to engage in discussions from golf and football to classic literature and music with an equal measure of knowledge and enthusiasm. Max was not only intelligent, but also had a great sense of humor. His charming and generous nature was unmatched, making him the epitome of a true gentleman. I have known him for almost my entire life, and he always greeted everyone with a big, warm smile that instantly brightened up the room.

    However, what I will remember most about Max is his unwavering love and devotion as a husband and father. Countless times through the years, I witnessed the way he looked at Gladys, Denise, Dianna, and his grandchildren, and it was evident that love radiated from his eyes. Max was the perfect example of someone who embodied love in its purest form.

    Words cannot express the immense sadness that our entire family feels in the face of this tremendous loss. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Know that we hold all of you dear to our hearts and send our love to each and every one of you.

    Courtney, Aaron, Brooke and Ford

  6. Where do I find the words to express how we feel about the loss of our Dearest cousin Max we love and will miss him always , he was a true Gentleman! they don’t make them like him anymore , we will always remember all the good times our family shared and will keep him in our thoughts and prayers today and always. May God give Gladys and family the strength to stay strong in this very difficult time we will always be here for you with all our love .

  7. My heartfelt condolences to the Bello family. Although it has been quite some time. I fondly remember the moments I got to spend with Max and Gladys. Always a gentleman he always made you feel comfortable in his presence. One of my fondest memories was when Max threw me the keys to his new BMW. We drove up the Henry Hudson and talked. He enjoyed watching my reaction to driving the car. I am glad I got to know Max and the Bello family. Although for a brief moment in time it left a lasting impression!

    Vincent ‘Vinny’ Izold

  8. Gladys, Denise, Dianna and family, sending love to all of you! I was blessed to know Max Since I was 5 years old. He always treated me like a third daughter. I’m going to miss him! He was kind and generous to a fault. Sending our love to all of you during this challenging time. Words cannot express the sadness that our family feels for all of you.
    Know that we hold all of you close to our hearts and send our love to each and every one of you.
    Love always, danielle and Peter xo we love you all ♥️
    May his memory be eternal xo

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