East Lyme - Robert Allen Marino, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, the love of his life, Joan F. Marino.
He was born in Hartford, on Oct. 6, 1932, the son of Antonio Marino and Grace M. Marino. He grew up in Rocky Hill, raised his family in Glastonbury, and spent his last 33 years living in Crescent Beach, Niantic. He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 in Washington, D.C., as a presidential honor guard during the Eisenhower administration.
He is survived by his two daughters, Doreen Marino of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., and Deborah Maker and her husband, David P. Maker, of Niantic; his three grandchildren, Geoffrey Maker of Waterford, Lauren Maker Siviski of Windham, Maine, and Abigail Maker of Portland, Maine.
He was also predeceased by his brothers, Milton A. Marino and Anthony J. Marino.
The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Lisa Thompson, Brian Koneski, and our devoted Hospice Care team for their compassion and kindness through his journey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at St. Agnes Church in Niantic. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.
Memories and condolence messages may be left for his family on his memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com
Published by The Day on Dec. 9, 2015.