Ann Marie Rink Marmo, 87, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was under the care of her family and Hands of Hope Hospice.
She was born May 21, 1927, in Hornell, N.Y., to Frank J. Rink and Mary Burns Rink. She grew up and attended schools in the area, graduating from Hornell High School.
In 1944, at the age of 17, she enlisted in the Cadet Nursing program of World War II and moved to Rochester, N.Y. In 1947, after receiving a registered nurse diploma, she accepted a scholarship to the University of Michigan and entered the field of public health.
While a student at the university, she met her future husband, Joseph "Joe" Marmo, and they were married April 22, 1949, in Ann Arbor, Mich. They moved around the country with Joe's job, and in 1963, settled permanently in Idaho Falls. Together they had three children, Joseph, Jane and Patrick.
Ann worked at Sacred Heart Hospital and Riverview Hospital before Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center opened. She retired in 2007 after 60 years of nursing.
She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and enjoyed playing golf. Ann will be greatly missed by her extended family and those countless people she helped, as a dedicated nurse and more importantly as a friend.
Survivors are her husband, Joe Marmo of Idaho Falls; sons, Joe Marmo Jr. of Madras, Ore., and Patrick Marmo of Kennewick, Wash.; daughter, Jane (Brien) Whittington of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Robert J. (Eleanor) Rink of Hornell, N.Y., and Thomas L. (Martha) Rink of Arkport, N.Y.; sister, Lucille (Joseph) Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Elizabeth (Richard) Calnan.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Christ the King Catholic Church, at the corner of 17th Street and Woodruff Avenue, with Father Raul Covarrubias officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery with military rites performed by the Bonneville County Veterans Team and Idaho Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her name may be made to Hands of Hope Hospice, 1379 E. 17th St., Idaho Falls, ID 83404; or the
, 2676 Vista Ave., Boise, ID 83705.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.