Published in the January 17, 2018 edition

Dedicated teacher of children with disabilities

CARVER — Frank Marino, 71, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston surrounded by family, following an intense struggle with cancer.

He leaves his wife of 48 years, Margot (LeCour) Marino of Carver, formerly of Plymouth. He is also survived by his son Lawrence Marino, his wife Jennifer and their two children Greyson and Kellan of Auburn, New Hampshire. He is also survived by his daughter Mary-Jennifer Hanlon, her husband Paul and their two children, Lilli-Ann and Michaela of Plymouth. He is also survived by his daughter Caitlin Lang, her husband Kevin and their two children Kayley and Addison of Kingston. He is also survived by his sister Maria Palermo and her husband Richard of Lynnfield. He is also survived by many other close relatives and friends.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Lorenzo (Lawrence) and Accurzia (Piazza) Marino. He was raised in Revere where he graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1964. He went on to graduate from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H., with a bachelor of science in sociology, Class of 1968. He would later earn his masters in education from Cambridge College.

He served proudly in the Massachusetts National Guard, with an honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1974. His life-long vocation was as a dedicated teacher of children with severe learning disabilities. In this capacity, he taught in the Marshfield Public Schools from 1970 through 1988, and then in the Plymouth public schools from 1993 until his retirement in 2006. He was a director at Camp Mardayca, a summer camp for special needs children, and served as an advisor for SADD while at Plymouth North High School. He was a passionate and dedicated coach, coaching the Plymouth North High School freshman ladies’ basketball and softball teams, as well as the junior varsity ladies’ volleyball team. He was a dedicated member of the MTA, NEA, and EAPC.

During his retirement, he enjoyed working as a starter at Souther’s Marsh Golf Course. He also enjoyed playing golf with his wife during the warmer months in Plymouth and during the colder months at their winter home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He loved exploring new restaurants, cooking for family and friends, and reminiscing of meals lovingly prepared with his mother and grandmother. He passed this legacy on to his grandchildren, teaching them the love of cooking.

Frank’s true passion was always family. All that he did and accomplished was for his wife, children and grandchildren. It brought him boundless joy to teach his grandchildren to speak Italian, and he was never tired of proudly introducing them to his many friends and acquaintances. It was his grandchildren that inspired him to establish Four of a Kind for a Cure, a group dedicated to raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Funeral arrangements will be under the care of the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 4-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Church on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Frank’s memory to JDRF New England Chapter, or JDRF New England Chapter, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.