U.S. Army Veteran and Retired Leominster Firefighter
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, Gerald "Jerry" Marino, Jr. of Leominster, MA passed away peacefully in his home at age 88.
Jerry was born on July 26, 1932 in Leominster, MA to the late Gerald and the late Irene (Melanson) Marino. Jerry served in the United States Army from 1949 to 1952 and was appointed to the City of Leominster Fire Department Call Center on November 17, 1959. He was made a permanent firefighter on May 29, 1962. Jerry retired from civil service on July 31, 1997. Jerry was also a skilled carpenter and worked with many local construction companies. Jerry even built the home he lived and died in. On November 28, 1953, he married Lucille A. Tourigny. They raised one son, Michael and three daughters, Patricia, Susan and Sandra.
Jerry was a member of Holy Family of Nazareth parish in Leominster, MA. He cherished visiting with friends at local coffee shops. Jerry enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing and family summer vacations in Cape Cod and the coast of Maine. He also enjoyed watching New England's sports teams on T.V. with his wife.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille and his daughter, Patricia Benz.
He is survived by Susan Perla, daughter, and granddaughter, Jennifer Perla and significant other Joseph Pagan, with great-grandchildren: Joseph Pagan, Jr., Jaceon Pagan and Jodani Pagan; Michael Marino, son, and granddaughter, Sophia Marino; Sandra Bigglestone, daughter and Eric Bigglestone, son-in-law and two grandchildren, Abigail Bigglestone and Ethan Bigglestone; Daniela Ciccolini and Stephanie Ciccolini, granddaughters, daughters of the late Patricia Benz and son in law, Donald Benz; Jerry also leaves behind many caring relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please direct charitable donations in Gerald Marino's honor to Leominster Firefighters Relief Association, P.O. Box 73, Leominster, MA 01453.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family of Nazareth Church, 750 Union Street, Leominster. The Mass will be live streamed and may be viewed on the Holy Family Facebook page. There are no calling hours. A dedicated burial service with military honors will follow at a later date. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net View the online memorial for Gerald "Jerry" Marino
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Published by Sentinel & Enterprise on Mar. 10, 2021.