Anthony T. MarinoJanuary 28, 1949 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 70)
Mayor of Brooklyn
Anthony T. Marino, of Waterbury, Connecticut, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital (VITAS), after a long illness.
He was born on January 28, 1949, son of the late John and Carmella (Cocchiola) Marino.
Anthony attended Duggan School in Waterbury, and lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood for many years. He held Brooklyn educators and neighbors in high regard, and often advocated for their needs by communicating his concerns for them to the Mayor's staff.
On February 25, 2019, he was formally presented with a key to the city by Mayor O'Leary with the following inscription:
"On this day, February 25, 2019, I present Anthony (Tony) Marino, also known as "The Mayor of Brooklyn," with the Key to the City, in recognition of his commitment, enthusiasm, and love for the City of Waterbury."
In addition , on that same date, Anthony also received an official citation from the General Assembly in recognition of being honored as the "Mayor" of the Brooklyn Neighborhood with the inscription, "You have always been a steward of goodwill, and proud of your roots in the Brooklyn community. Thank You for all of your contributions to our city."
During his lifetime, Anthony participated in the Special Olympics on many occasions, and was awarded many medals. He was an accomplished athlete, and would share his love of sports with teammates and anyone who needed encouragement to participate. He loved his friends, his family, and everyone he met. He will be Greatly Missed by all.
He is survived by his brother, John T. Marino, his sister-in-law, Carol (Nardozzi) Marino, his longtime companion, Cheryl Nettleton, three nieces: Judea Marino, of Waterbury, Ree Ja Ciarlo, of Watertown, and Dr. Jehan Marino, of New York. Anthony is also survived by one great-nephew, Eric Marino, of Waterbury.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from Colasanto Funeral Home, 932 Bank St., Waterbury, to St. Blaise Parish/St. Patrick’s Church, 50 Charles St., Waterbury, for a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 am. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 8:30 am, until time of Service. Burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
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