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John A. Marinaro

1948 - 2016 John Armand Marinaro, 67, of Marlboro, VT, died unexpectedly at home on April 15. Former resident of Plainfield, NJ, North Haven, CT and Danville, CA. Long-time summer resident of Wildwood, NJ and W.Gilgo Beach, NY. Born April 17, 1948, in East Orange, NJ, John grew up in North Brunswick, NJ. He attended St. Peter's HS, where he was class VP and a star high-hurdler. He graduated from Drew University, where he met his beloved wife of 45 years, Nancie. He earned an MS in Molecular Biology from Seton Hall University and did post-grad studies at City University of New York. John's first career, in science, began at Bristol Myers Squibb as a statistician and later as a clinical monitor. He served as vice-president for clinical research trials at Anthra Pharmaceuticals, director of clinical management services at RTL, and finally as senior director of clinical trials for Supergen. Then he, with his wife and son, Peter, began a new career as chef and innkeeper of Colonel Williams Inn in Marlboro. A life-long love of history led him to join the re-enactor groups Warner's Regiment for the Revolutionary War and Campagne de Landis for the French and Indian War. John loved athletics and the outdoors: he was a lifeguard in his youth and sailed for decades with his family. He co-founded the Morris Rugby Club in 1977 and played rugby in NJ, NY and CT for forty years. He founded and coached a rugby team for North Haven HS. A Boy Scout leader, he loved hiking and camping trips with his sons. He also loved travel, with family road trips to 39 states and three excursions to Europe, the first when the youngest, Gina, was just 18 months old. John brewed his own beer for decades, long before home-crafted beers became trendy. Predeceased by his parents, Janice and Armand, and his brother, Mark (April 1, 2016). Survived by his wife Nancie (nee Gerson), his sons, Michael (Ashley) and Peter, daughter Gina (Patrick), granddaughters Lindsay and Hannah, brother Anthony (Connie) and sister Renee (Donald), and many other relatives and friends. Celebration of his life/Life Celebration will be Saturday, April 23, at 1pm at the Colonel Williams Inn. Arrangements by Stephen Gregory & Son
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 22, 2016
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