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DeAngelis MarinoDeANGELIS, Marino - Passed away at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. He was 84 years old.

During the War, as a child growing up in Italy, he learned to be responsible for others, and to take care of his family. This he did, for the rest of his days.

Marino immigrated to Canada as a young man, in the 50's, and made his home in Port Colborne; there he was joined by Maria Ione, who would become his wife. They raised a son and a daughter, and mastered the alchemy of those who know how to manage their life, to build beautiful things and a comfortable living, out of nothing.

Marino was not a tall man, but he towered over us: his character, integrity, and dedication to his family, were exemplary.

Life did not afford Marino the opportunity to attend a university, but he had a philosopher's clarity of mind and rational perspective; great common sense; and insights to cut through the thickest fog. His mind was unencumbered by superstition or outmoded conventions.

He was not an athlete, but he was in better physical condition than most men twenty years his junior, having enjoyed ballroom dancing and gardening until a few short months ago.

Marino did not own a mansion or a yacht, but he was the richest man one would ever want to befriend: his was a fortune measured in love, experience, knowledge, and zest for life -- to wit: just weeks from his passing, his strength draining out of him, he taught nurses at the hospital how to dance!

He had the ability to accomplish perfectly any task he undertook, be it making a wagon for his grandchildren, creating an artistic fence, building a home -- or raising a son and a daughter who've become outstanding people in their own right, and who amply demonstrated, together with their mother, his wife, their devotion to him in his final year. We should all be so blessed.

Marino was a good, decent man. We, who are less than him, who are made of softer mettle, who cannot fathom the strength and quiet determination he mustered to do all he did in life, can only aspire to one day be like him.

In the most literal sense possible, life will not be the same for anyone who knew him, especially those closest to him: his wife Maria Ione; his sister Anna; his son Walter; his daughter Barbara; his grandchildren Gregory and Stephanie, his children in law, Christina and Fabio, and his nephews Steven and Wilson.

He was predeceased by his parents, Amelia and Renato, and his very young brother, Eritreo.

Family and friends will be received at the DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME,  Port Colborne, on Sunday February 5th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Monday February 6th at 11 a.m. in the Davidson Chapel, followed by Rite of Committal at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.

If so desired, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Walker Family Cancer Centre would be appreciated by his family.

Ciao Marino. We all miss you terribly.  

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DeAngelis MarinoDeANGELIS, Marino - Passed away at the Port Colborne General Hospital on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. He was 84 years old.

During the War, as a child growing up in Italy, he learned to be responsible for others, and to take care of his family. This he did, for the rest of his days.

Marino immigrated to Canada as a young man, in the 50's, and made his home in Port Colborne; there he was joined by Maria Ione, who would become his wife. They raised a son and a daughter, and mastered the alchemy of those who know how to manage their life, to build beautiful things and a comfortable living, out of nothing.

Marino was not a tall man, but he towered over us: his character, integrity, and dedication to his family, were exemplary.

Life did not afford Marino the opportunity to attend a university, but he had a philosopher's clarity of mind and rational perspective; great common sense; and insights to cut through the thickest fog. His mind was unencumbered by superstition or outmoded conventions.

He was not an athlete, but he was in better physical condition than most men twenty years his junior, having enjoyed ballroom dancing and gardening until a few short months ago.

Marino did not own a mansion or a yacht, but he was the richest man one would ever want to befriend: his was a fortune measured in love, experience, knowledge, and zest for life -- to wit: just weeks from his passing, his strength draining out of him, he taught nurses at the hospital how to dance!

He had the ability to accomplish perfectly any task he undertook, be it making a wagon for his grandchildren, creating an artistic fence, building a home -- or raising a son and a daughter who've become outstanding people in their own right, and who amply demonstrated, together with their mother, his wife, their devotion to him in his final year. We should all be so blessed.

Marino was a good, decent man. We, who are less than him, who are made of softer mettle, who cannot fathom the strength and quiet determination he mustered to do all he did in life, can only aspire to one day be like him.

In the most literal sense possible, life will not be the same for anyone who knew him, especially those closest to him: his wife Maria Ione; his sister Anna; his son Walter; his daughter Barbara; his grandchildren Gregory and Stephanie, his children in law, Christina and Fabio, and his nephews Steven and Wilson.

He was predeceased by his parents, Amelia and Renato, and his very young brother, Eritreo.

Family and friends will be received at the DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME,  Port Colborne, on Sunday February 5th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Monday February 6th at 11 a.m. in the Davidson Chapel, followed by Rite of Committal at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.

If so desired, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Walker Family Cancer Centre would be appreciated by his family.

Ciao Marino. We all miss you terribly.  

NiagaraObituaries.com

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