Anthony G. "Tony" Aretino, 73, of Pembroke died April 21, 2014, at his home in Pembroke, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rockland, son of the late George, and Mary (Umbrianna) Aretino. Tony was raised and educated in Rockland graduating from Rockland High School in 1958. Following high school, Mr. Aretino joined the United States Marine Corps where he served proudly. Mr. Aretino formerly worked for General Dynamics at the Quincy Ship Yard where he was employed as a painter. He later went to work for Keefe Construction of Pembroke as a foreman/carpenter, DelCorp Co. in Rockland where he worked in highway maintenance, and Jack Conway Co. where he was in charge of building maintenance. Tony enjoyed caring for and maintaining his family home in Pembroke that he was proud to have built. He also loved working in his garden and spending time with his family. Anthony is survived by his wife, Ellen (Hawkins) Aretino of Pembroke. He was the father of Julie B. Slys of Pembroke, Clayton L. Strachan of Conn., and Christopher Aretino of Pembroke; brother of MaryAnn Calderwood of Pembroke, Paul Aretino of Hanson, AnnMarie Hutchinson of Brockton, George Aretino of Fla., and the late Josephine Sullivan; grandfather of Nicholas Aretino, and Rebecca Aretino of Pembroke; and uncle to several nieces and nephews. The Aretino family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Tony's life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland, Thursday, May 1, from 5-7:30 p.m. A memorial service will follow visitation at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be held in Bourne at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Donations to Semper Fi Fund, Suite 102 - PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057. For directions or to share memories on his Tributes page, visit www.magounbiggins.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 29, 2014