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Robert F. Marnell

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Robert (Bob) F. Marnell KINGSTON - Robert (Bob) F. Marnell of Pine Street in Kingston, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family July 2, 2014. A life-long resident of Kingston, he was born on May 1st 1924 to the late Frank Marnell and Marguerite Steward Marnell. He was a member of the U.S. Army 283 Ordnance Maintenance Company during World War II and was stationed in Saipan, Tonga and New Caledonia. After leaving the service, he married his loving bride June Marie Chase on Aug. 22, 1948. He retired from Rotron Inc. and went on to work an additional 25 years as VP for his son Stephen at Eurotronix Inc in Kingston. He was a devout Catholic and was very active in St Joseph’s Church where he was a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister. He was a great lover of people and always had time for a friendly smile and a hug. He is survived by his loving wife June Marie, his children, Matthew (Betty) of Houston Texas, Robert (Mary) of Raleigh N.C., Marianne Bruck of Kingston, Michael (Maryellen) of Kingston, Stephen (Sue) of Rhinebeck, Mark (Kathy) of Kingston, Jo-Ann Dufresne of Kingston and Bernadette Palumbo (Dave) of West Park. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Jacqueline Nau and many nieces and nephews. Funeral and cremation arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Smith Avenue. www.jvleahyfh.com Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Post 1386 VFW ritual, 7 p.m., Post 150 American Legion ritual, 7:30 p.m. A funeral procession will form Tuesday 9 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Church. Final prayers, commendation and military honors at the Wiltwyck Community Mausoleum Complex. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Published in the Daily Freeman on July 4, 2014
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