Raymond L. Marino, 83, Retired from State DEP

raymond_marinoRaymond L. Marino, 83, of Haverhill, died peacefully at home Tuesday, June 21, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Curtin) Marino with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Haverhill, Aug. 1, 1932, he was the son of the late John and Anna E. (Degason) Marino. He was a lifelong resident of Bradford and Haverhill and a graduate of Haverhill High School. He received and an associate’s degree from Northern Essex Community College. A U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, he served our country for four years as a radio operator aboard the Boston Lightship stationed in Boston Harbor. Marino was employed as a senior land planner for the Department of Environmental Protection in Boston until his retirement in 2004. He also worked as a certified instructor nights at Whittier Vocational Technical School. He had a keen interest in amateur radio and held a license for more than 60 years and was a familiar voice over the airwaves. Along with his family he spent countless days at their home in Effingham, N.H., where they enjoyed swimming, canoeing and fishing on the Pine River, always enjoying the beauty of the White Mountains with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Paul Marino and his wife, Leeann of Salem, N.H.; sister, Patricia Hamilton and her husband, Frank of Wolfeboro, N.H.; brother-in-law, John Curtin and his wife, Nancy of Haverhill; three sisters-in-law, Patricia Vivenzio and her husband, Ken of Seabrook, N.H., Sharon Cyr and her husband, Rodney of Haverhill and Vernice Curtin of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law, David Curtin.

A Memorial Service for takes place at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Linnehan-Grondin Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill.