MARINO, ROBERT A., JR. Robert A Marino, Jr., 45, of Northfield, died January 10, 2014 at St Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family and dear friends. He was the loving husband of Karen (Filippone) Marino, who was the love of his life for the past twenty five years. He also leaves 3 beautiful children, Andrew, Austin and Amber, who were his greatest joy. Nothing made him happier than watching his children play sports and just spending time with them, especially the many Disney vacations together. Bob also leaves his beloved dog, Bart. He was the loving son of Robert A Marino, Sr. and Erma (Ruggierio) Marino. He also leaves his sister, Debbie Flynn and his aunt and uncle, Charise and Arnie Jandreau, who were by his side throughout his courageous battle. Bob also leaves his father-in-law, Francis Filippone and six brothers-in-law, Gary (Sue), Donald (Mary), Raymond (Joanne), Richard (Cherie), Robert (Kathie) and Mark (Amy) Filippone. He also leaves 2 sisters-in-law, Nancy Filippone and Joan (Steve) Alisi. He also leaves seven nephews and three nieces. Bob graduated from Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford. He has worked for SNET/ATT for the past twenty-six years. Bob was a true outdoorsman. Two of his favorite past times, were hunting and fishing. He loved to hunt with his best friend of 20 years, Dave McCormick, who was also by his side during his courageous battle. He also looked forward to his yearly fishing trips with friends, Tom Yother and Joe Farkash. Bob will be remembered for his big heart and warm smile. He was predeceased by his aunt, Gina Apuzzo and his mother-in-law, Rita Filippone. Calling hours will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 8pm at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Rd., Litchfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 11:00AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 49 South St. Litchfield. Burial will follow in East Cemetery, Litchfield. In lieu of flowers, kindly make contributions to the Marino Children Education Fund, C/O Webster Bank, 311 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. To send the family an online condolence, visit www.rowefuneralhome.net
Published by The New Haven Register from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014.