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Knute Marine

1927-2014 BRATTLEBORO Knute H. Marine, 86 of Pine Street, a lifelong resident of town died peacefully late Thursday morning, July 9, 2014 at Pine Heights Nursing Home surrounded by his family following a brief illness. He had been a resident at Pine Heights since September 2011. Mr. Marine was born in Brattleboro on July 19, 1927 the son of Hilmer and Gerda (Johnson) Marine. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and had attended Brattleboro High School. A veteran of World War II he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy stationed in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater of Operation. Upon his honorable discharge from active service he returned home to Brattleboro. He went to work as a pressman at the former BookPress for 15 years and in 1963 joined the Brattleboro Post Office. He had been employed as a postal carrier in Brattleboro retiring from his position following over 30 faithful years of service. For many years he served as a caretaker for Saint Michael's Parish Cemetery. A devout Catholic, Mr. Marine was a lifelong communicant of Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Leo Council # 917. He also held membership in the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5. Of his pastimes and interests, he enjoyed wintering with his wife in Port Charlotte, Florida, taking walks, bicycle riding and taking mystery rides on Saturday evenings. A faithful and devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather he especially enjoyed time spent with his family. On January 21, 1950 at Saint Michael's Church he was married to Agnes D. McNamee. His wife of 59 years predeceased him on September 1, 2009. Survivors include three sons, Robert Marine of Brattleboro, James Marine and his wife Lorrie of Easton, Mass. and Rusty Marine and his wife Penny of Guilford; two daughters, Patricia Cote and her husband Dennis of Brattleboro and Kathleen Marine of Watertown, Mass. Additionally he leaves nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Eric, George and Fred Marine. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 11 at 4 p.m. at Saint Michael's Catholic Church with Fr. James Dodson, pastor, celebrant. There are no calling hours at the funeral home. Committal Rites and burial with full military honors will take place in Saint Michael's Parish Cemetery at a future date and time to be announced by the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Mr. Marine's name may be made to Saint Michael's School, 48 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, in care of Elaine Beam, Principal. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.



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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on July 10, 2014
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