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Theresa L. Marino 1919-2012 EGREMONT Theresa L. Marino, 92, passed away peacefully Monday, January 2, 2012. She had been residing at Cameron House since November prior to that she was a resident in Great Barrington for one year and was previously an Egremont resident for 30 years. Born on March 8, 1919 in Patterson, N.J., she was the daughter of Danoto and Concetta Moscariello LaViola. She was educated in Patterson schools and graduated from East Side High School. She then married Frank J. Marino on January 29, 1937 and they shared 62 years together. Theresa was primarily a homemaker, devoting her time to taking care of her family. After leaving New Jersey, she and Frank moved to Connecticut where they raised their children. After Frank retired they moved to Florida for 10 years before returning to the Northeast moving to the Berkshires. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked at the Harold Haan Toy Company. She was also the chef at Egremont Country Club for many years where she was affectionately referred to as "mom". After leaving the Country Club she and her husband continued traveling and enjoying their retirement. After Frank passed in 1999 Theresa kept busy volunteering and participating in her many clubs including Fairview Hospital Volunteer in the Cardiac Unit, Thursday Morning Club, Tuesday Bingo, Council on Aging, AARP, Monthly Lunch Bunch, RFD Association in Connecticut, Hats for Cancer, Claire Teague Senior Center and Rumy Cube Club with Mary, Wilma and Barbara on a weekly basis. She also enjoyed time with her friend Richard Millette. She was an excellent cook and baker and was famous for sharing her homemade ravioli, peanut brittle, peanut butter goofy balls with many people especially the Egremont Policemen and her many friends at Fairview Hospital. She leaves her son Joseph Marino (Carol) of Seymour, Conn. her daughter Dorothy Haddad (Charles) of Gt. Barrington and another son Frank Marino (Elaine) of Paramus, N.J. She also leaves seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren, one sister Mary Saia in Beverly Hills, Fla., and her caregivers and best friends Korie Washburn Wood, Sally Soudant and her granddaughter Nanci Haddad-Blackwell. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, her sisters Margaret Occhipinti and Louise Kaulfers, her brothers Frank LaViola and Joseph LaViola and her grandson Paul Marino. FUNERAL NOTICE: Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Great Barrington, conducted by Rev. William Murphy. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home in Great Barrington. Donations may be made in Theresa's memory to the Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances and memories may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com

Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2012
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