Obituary: Patricia M. Marino

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Patricia M. Marino
Patricia M. Marino

NAUGATUCK — Patricia M. Marino, 71, died Saturday morning, Feb. 21, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness. Pat was the wife of Charles L. Marino and step-mother of Charlene A. Marino, both of Naugatuck.

Pat was a retired inspector for T-Bar/Data Switch. After moving to Naugatuck, Pat served on the Republican Town Committee and spent many years on the Planning Board as chairwoman. Pat loved animals, and over the years she raised a number of West Highland White Terriers. Every Sunday morning, Pat had the radio tuned to WATR Carosello Italiano.

A member of the Waterbury Sail and Power Squadron, Pat, Charles and Charlene spent the past three summers sailing with friends on Long Island Sound aboard their 31-foot sailboat.

The daughter of the late Dorothy and William A. Schneider, who were from Wilton, Pat is predeceased by her parents; brother, William, and sisters, Betty Churchill and Jean Schneider. In addition to her husband, Charles, and her daughter, Charlene, Pat is survived by her sister, Shirley Schneider of Wilton; her brother, Donald Schneider of Kennebunkport, Maine, and many cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St. Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave. The U.S. Power Squadron Memorial Service will be conducted Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.