MARTINO MARCELINO - COLCHESTER - Martino Marcelino, 87, passed away on July 4, 2014. He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Burlington, to Martino and Margaurite (Stannard) Marcelino. He proudly served his country in the US Army
during W.W.II, enlisting at 17. Martino married his devoted wife of 65 years, Doris Proulx, on Nov. 10, 1948, at Holy Cross Catholic Church. He graduated with an Associate's Degree from Burlington Business College, now known as Champlain College. He worked at Vermont Structural Steel as a supervisor of bridge construction for 28 years. After retiring, Martino then became Vice-President of A Marcelino Company and Marcelino Machinery and Asphalt, which he enjoyed working at with his son. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Phillip Sr.; and sister, Arthea Robare. To his family and friends he was known as "Tina," "Marty" and "Grandpa." He enjoyed camping with his wife and family in their motor home, having many fond adventures in their travels. Martino loved his winter home in Fort Myers, Fla., as well as bowling, golfing, fishing, hunting, traveling, family gatherings, playing cards with friends and family, and "tinkering" at his workbench. He was a member of the Elks, RVA Winooski, the American Legion, and was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course on public speaking. He was a devout Catholic and attended Mass regularly. A beloved and devoted husband and father, left to cherish his memory are his wife, Doris; sons, Alan and wife, Linda, Brian and Kelly of Colchester; grandchildren, Erica and husband, Trevor Howard, Dana and wife, Hilary, Erin, Derek, and Jamie; five great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Sr. and wife, Pauline; brother, Jed; many nieces, nephews, and extended family; countless friends; and his beloved dog, Chewee. The Marcelino family would like to express our deepest thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses, and caregivers of Fletcher Allen Health Care, the VNA, and Starr Farm Nursing and Rehabilitation for their care and support during this difficult time. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 416 Church Road, Colchester. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com
. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Martino's honor to the
, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or the Vermont Office of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 75 Talcott Road, Suite 40, Williston, VT 05495.