Mauricio is the father of guitarrist Tião De Oliveira and grandfather of Lucas Oliveira.
Mauricio was the first Brazilian to record the complete works for guitar by Heitor Villa-Lobos. In 1955 participated in the "V World Youth Festival" in Warsaw, Poland, has been awarded with the song "Canção da Paz".
In 2006 he received on stage at the Teatro Carlos Gomes, the Taru Award, designed to honor outstanding personalities of the Espírito Santo state's culture.
In 2008 contracted Alzheimer's disease and died in Vitória, ES, Brazil, on September 1, 2009.