Marino, First Female Newton, N.H., Police Officer, Dies at 67

kathleen_moynihanKathleen Mary (Moynihan) Marino, 67, of Newton, N.H., was surrounded by her family when she passed away Feb. 22, after battling cancer.

Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late James and Elaine (Murphy) Moynihan. The middle of five children, she graduated St. James Grammar School and Haverhill High School, class of 1966. After getting married and starting a family, she returned to college, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Lt. Marino was the first female police officer in Newton, N,H. She graduated from the NH Police Academy and was twice named acting chief. She was a juvenile probation officer for New Hampshire Juvenile Services in Derry and Portsmouth, N.H., eventually rising to supervisor of Juvenile Services. Marino was a board member of Family Mediation and Juvenile Services, Atkinson, N.H.

She leaves her husband, James A. Marino; sons and daughter-in-law, James J. Marino & Brooke Conti of Cleveland, Ohio, and Erik E. Marino of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel R. Moynihan and his wife Beth, of Bradford, John P. Moynihan of Plaistow, and William J. and his wife Deborah A. Moynihan of Haverhill; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Ann Moynihan, CSJ.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Friday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services  begin Saturday, Feb. 27, at 11:15 from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 12:15, at Saint James Church, Winter Street Haverhill. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Family Mediation & Juvenile Services, 16 Academy Ave, Atkinson, NH 03811.