Dominick Joseph Marino, 84, a resident of Rye Brook, NY, passed away surrounded by the love of his family and friends on Friday, January 15, 2021. He was born on January 12, 1937 at United Hospital in Port Chester, NY, where he was a lifelong resident. Dominick was the beloved eldest son of Giuseppe and Francesca Varbaro Marino. He was educated in Port Chester and was a proud 1955 graduate of Port Chester High School. In 1956, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served honorably and learned his amazing cooking skills. His experiences in education and military life shaped his pride in America and his strong values about cultivating knowledge and historical perspective in each of the children in his life. Following his time in the military, Mr. Marino began a life dedicated to hard work, working for many years at Russell, Bursdall, and Ward; Arnold Bakers; the Archdiocese of New York; and finally at General Motors in Tarrytown, NY for 17 years until his retirement. On November 21, 1971, he married Ann Marie Sabia in Port Chester, NY. They were set to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Together, they raised their two beloved sons, Joseph and William, providing them with lifelong experiences that instilled family values and helped them grow to be great men. Dominick’s life centered on decency, integrity, and humanity. He was widely admired for always doing the right thing, a lesson he passed on to the next two generations of his family. In a world of uncertainty and change, he was and remains a shining example of what it means to be a good man. Nothing was better to him than enjoying a meal with family, playing golf with friends, watching the ballgame on television, talking politics, cooking his famous pasta e fagioli, tuning in to golden shows such as The Three Stooges or Colombo, or spending some time outside in his garden. None of these, however, can fully capture the man famous for his one-liners and the ability to put anyone at ease. He lit up every room with his genuine kindness, love, humor, and charm. Dominick had a unique way of making every person he encountered feel like they were valued and respected. He was the perennial jokester with his nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends, and his love for them will never be forgotten. Following his retirement from General Motors, Dominick enjoyed experiencing life with his beloved wife Ann Marie at his side. They were an inseparable duo, taking in trips to the Bronx and the casino with the Port Chester Seniors, experiencing winter trips and spring baseball in Florida, and spending time making memories with lifelong friends. Throughout it all, they prioritized the beautiful network of family and friends they created together, attending countless baptisms, communions, confirmations, graduations, recitals, concerts, barbecues, and sporting events to celebrate life. In every situation, it was Dominick who was making everyone laugh and reminding about what is most valued in life: the importance of family first. Dominick was the rock of his family, a role he was always too humble to acknowledge. Following the death of his own father in 1995, he became the center of the Marino family. Every generation has that person - the brother, cousin or uncle you look up to. It was Dominick, through and through.
Dominick was predeceased by his parents, Giuseppe and Francesca Marino; his father in-law and mother-in-law, Vito and Frances Sabia; his son, Joseph Marino; his brother, Rocco Marino; his sister-in-law, Catherine Englert; and his brother-in-law, Giuseppe Fama.
He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Ann Marie, and his son, Bill, along with his sisters and brothers, Grace Fama, Angela (Orazio) Papalia, Frances (Larry) Berlinski, Nick (Elke) Sabia, and Bob Englert. He is also survived by his adoring nieces and nephews, and Dominick’s legacy and teachings will live on in each of them. He remains forever the cherished GREAT-uncle of Michael, Nicholas, Gabriella, Caroline, Frances, Arthur, Thomas, and Joseph. He now has his eyes on them for eternity. Dominick’s family extends beyond all of the above, as he also positively impacted the lives of countless family members and friends who will always remember his sharp wit and ability to make each individual feel special. Visitation following all COVID-19 protocols will be from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on Saturday, January 23 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. 40 Leicester St. Port Chester, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Corpus Christi Church, 136 South Regent St. Port Chester, NY at 10:00 AM. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rye Brook, NY. All attendees are reminded that masks must be worn at all times and to practice appropriate social distancing guidelines. Due to COVID-19, the family asks that you call, message, and video visit with your loved ones as much as possible. When we can be together fully again, we will celebrate Dominick’s amazing life with hugs and laughs. In his memory, please consider a donation to the International Myeloma Foundation or a charity of your choice.
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