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Marino Grimaldi

1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Marino Grimaldi Obituary
Grimaldi, Marino

Marino "Buck" J. Grimaldi, 83, formerly of Northampton, Massachusetts, and a resident of Albuquerque since 1981, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 after an illness.

Marino was a lover of life. He will be greatly missed by his family and the community.

He was born in Northampton in 1932, to Nicholas and Julia Grimaldi. A graduate from St. Michael's High School, he had a particular affinity for theater. After graduation from the University of Massachusetts, Marino was a Merchant Marine. He earned a Masters in Fine Arts at the Univ. of Tulsa, then moved to New York where he appeared in several off-Broadway productions and managed a theater.

In 1981, Marino moved to Albuquerque. A central part of his life in NM was his service in the Sandia chapter of Civitan International, serving individual and community needs and helping people with developmental disabilities.

Through his Civitan group he met Rusti Lowe, who he married in 1996. Marino was proud of work done by his club in 35 years of membership, and served as President three times.

Marino enjoyed carpentry and home restoration, and developed a loyal clientele in the contracting trade.

Marino enjoyed spending time in the small towns and wilderness areas of northern New Mexico with Rusti, and their annual visits back to New England with family, and sharing the experiences of his adored children and grandchildren.

Marino was predeceased by his brother, Ralph, sister-in-law, Cynthia Mary, and cousin Victor Savino of Albuquerque.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, E. Alverne "Rusti" of Albuquerque, brother Nicholas, Jr., son Nicholas and wife Stephanie, daughter Julia and grandchildren Matthew, Sara and Mia.

A celebration of Marino's life will be held on May 7th at 10:00 AM at the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area off of Tramway.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Sandia chapter of Civitan International,


or the Western Mass. Food Bank, www.foodbankwma.org/.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from May 1 to May 5, 2016
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