Carmelo S. "Carl" Marino
1943 - 2021
BORN
1943
DIED
2021
Marino, Carmelo S. "Carl"
Carmelo (Carl) S. Marino, born in Middletown, CT passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years young in his home in Jonesville, SC, by his side were his loving wife Stacy, friends and dog Millie.
Carl was President of S.G. Marino Crane, a business run with his brothers and family members started by his parents Sebastian (Mike) and Rose Marino in 1952. Carl treated his team as family and together they grew the business to one of the largest in the world. Carl's will to live made it possible to see the many lives he has touched and influenced. Legend, icon, charismatic mentor, great friend and brother are a few words to describe him. In business Carl had the admiration, respect and was considered the "pinnacle of his peers".
For 12 years, Carl was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, during which time he received numerous pro-rodeo championships culminating his career in the top 25 in the calf roping division.
He is survived by his wife Stacy; daughter Darcy Marino of Arroyo Hondo, NM; sons - Brian C. Marino; Jon and Jaye Irwin of Middletown, CT; Brothers - Michael Marino of Middletown, CT; Lawrence (Jane) Marino of Portland, CT; Theodore Marino of Middletown, CT; (6) granddaughters, (6) great-granddaughters and (1) great-grandson; Nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to honor Carl's life, the family asks that you pay it forward for those that are less fortunate than ourselves.
A celebration of life will be determined at a later date.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhome.com)
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Published by Middletown Press on Feb. 15, 2021.
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Sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was a legend, deservedly so, in the construction and equipment rental industries. He was a fierce but fair competitor who would always be there to help if things got challenging, as they often did in the cyclical industries he served.
Paul Fioravanti
Friend
March 16, 2021
I knew Carl back in the 50’s. As a classmate at Saint Sebastian School. Also I remember Carl coming down to the pool hall at the north end.I also have memories of Carl’s parties. Carl was a straight shooter.To Stacy and the Marino family please accept my condolences.
Sincerly

Tom Pantano
Tom Pantano
Friend
March 4, 2021
I knew Carl as my classmate at Saint Sebastian School back in the 50”s. I also remember Carl coming down to the pool hall in the north end. I also have memories of Carl’s parties at his home in Middletown. Carl was a straight shooter. I also got to know his brothers. Carl will be missed. R.I.P.
A old friend
Tom Pantano
Tom Pantano
Friend
March 4, 2021
Carl Marino one of the most generous, kindest, hardest working people ever i have known. Lived life to the FULLEST...enjoy that big ride in the sky!
Lisa
Lisa
Friend
March 3, 2021
Not everyone is lucky enough to have someone like Carl in their establishment! Thank you for your patronage. Most of all, it was a pleasure knowing you all those many years. Godspeed and ride on.
John & Charlene Baulski
Acquaintance
February 24, 2021
He was truly the best to all who knew him. My deepest condolences to the entire family for your loss.
Mary Richardson
Sister
February 21, 2021
Carl was a good looking great guy, loved life and always kind. My sympathy to his family.
Lorrie Thayer D’Apice
Acquaintance
February 21, 2021
Carl and I were great friends growing up while attending WWSHS. We had many fantastic times together that I will never forget. We enjoyed each other’s company and remained close when my wife and I were looking for an apartment after high school and Carl assisted us in obtaining an apartment on Rose Circle back in 1965. Carl was a great guy who was always happy to assist a friend. I will always cherish the memories of Carl. Thank you Carl and RIP, my friend.
Sal Monarca
Friend
February 18, 2021
Carl was a very sweet man & friend. Rip . My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be missed .I admired his love for dogs. ❤❤❤
Patt Ostwalt
Friend
February 18, 2021
We are sorry for your loss. May his memory live on. Love Carl Lackie Sr, Carl Lackie jr., karissa Lustik (Lackie)
Karissa lustik
Family
February 17, 2021
My good friend, Carl Marino, was one of a kind. Great sense of humor. A hard worker and a smart man. He was the best Sicilian cowboy I ever met. It was a pleasure working with Carl and I am glad I had the opportunity to know him. He will be missed. Sincere condolences to the Marino family on his passing.
Bill Corvo
Bill Corvo
Friend
February 17, 2021
Stacy and the Marino Family...I'm so Very sorry to here of Carls passing my love and Prayers are with you all. A one in a million Guy who was there for everyone and would go to the ends of the world to help you..Remembering your cook-outs and all the Love you showed to Stacy and your people..R.I.P sweety till we all meet again!
Dottie Souza
Friend
February 16, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Mike his brother
Wayne Klick
Friend
February 16, 2021
I knew ALL THE MARINO Family.
Growing up on the east side of Main Street, which was mostly
Italian and I raise my hand to
Being one, everyone knew
Everybody. Going back in time, I even remember the chicken store Carl’s grandparents owned. If I could talk to Carl
Today and all the kids (many) from our neighborhood that played at The playground behind Bunce’s, between Washington and Court Streets
We would have a good belly
Laugh. So much fun, no money,
Rich in heritage.
RIP CARL. Heaven is waiting for you. So many friends and relatives. Home at last. Home to Heaven.
A childhood friend.
Lydia Fazzino
February 16, 2021
Carl, you were always a serious presence. When I heard of your passing I was hit hard by the news. So many memories and great times. Rest in peace dear one.
Carol Hamel
Friend
February 16, 2021
Carl was a great guy and a great friend. He gave me advice once and I believe it saved my life. Till we meet again buddy, Godspeed.
Jack Farrell
Friend
February 16, 2021
Rest In Peace Carl
Mary Lou Gilbert
Friend
February 16, 2021
Carl was a good man and great boss, always willing to give people a second chance. He helped me out at a time when I needed it. He will always have a fond place in my heart. Rest in Peace, old friend, and Ride with the Big Guy.
Gerry Celia
Friend
February 16, 2021
We are so devastated to hear of Carl’s passing. When you say a great guy those words don’t even describe him well enough. Carl you were like a father to us you had no idea who we were but from the first day we met you, you treated us like family and took us under your wing. We are so grateful to have met you and shared many good times and talks together. We love you Carl. May you Rest In Peace.
Rick and Lori Gilbert
Friend
February 16, 2021
Mike & Family,
My Brother Kenny & I are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear Classmate Carl. We were together as friends, classmates on and off the Football field and continued that friendship after Graduation in 1962. Carl was such a generous person and would do anything to help and support all. We have so many fond memories of Carl and will miss him very much. May the good Lord be with the family at such a time as this.
John Robinson
Friend
February 16, 2021
To Stacy & Marino family, My heartfelt condolences & sympathy for your loss. We will always cherish the good times down in Clinton , the late night dinners & boat. I’ll never forget the day my husband (Paul) introduced me to you, such a genuine nice, kind, funny man, always had me cracking up! Carl was one of a kind... SG Marino— ( Solid Gold) You definitely will be missed, Rest Easy Carl... See Ya Cowboy!! ❤
Jacqueline Hychko
Friend
February 16, 2021
Carl once told me when he dies he’s going to “ Walk the streets of glory with Christ”. And that his deeds on earth guaranteed his place!
Paul Hychko
Coworker
February 16, 2021
Carl was one of a kind the best boos and employer I have ever worked for . I remember my dad charlie taken me the a rodeo where Carl was pro-form ing I worked for Marino crane for 17 years and I wish it turned into another 17 years because it was a great place to work and the Marino family where great people to work for Carl you will be greatly missed but never forgotten
Stephen probus
Coworker
February 15, 2021
Dear Stacy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you peace. Lori Flannigan
Lorraine Flannigan
February 15, 2021
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