US Navy

Joseph L Marinelli

January 31, 1938 ~ January 19, 2020 (age 81)


Auburn - Joseph L. Marinelli, 81, passed away  Sunday (January 19, 2020) at home.
Joseph was born January 31, 1938 in Auburn, the son of the late Frank and Grace DeGangi Marinelli.
He enlisted in the Navy from 1956 - 1960 serving on the USS Sierra and from 1960 thru 1962 in the reserves.  Joseph retired from Chrysler, New Venture Gear in Syracuse.  
Josephs greatest joy was his love for his family.   He enjoyed family vacations and gatherings and the time spent with his grandchildren.    He had  a love for old movies and watching his favorite teams the NY Yankees and Giants play.  He also was an avid bowler for many years.  
Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Kells Marinelli; son, Joseph (Lynn) Marinelli; daughters, Michelle (Joseph) McDonald, Grace Ann (Kevin) Blowers, and Carol Jo (Marty) Black; grandchildren, Dustin (Kristin) and Daniel Clark, Joseph, Nicholas, Lauren and Lindsey Marinelli, Sarah, Hannah and Michael Blowers, and Austin Black; 2 great-grandchildren, Emma and MacKenzie Clark, along with many nieces and nephews.  He is  predeceased by brothers, Vito and Frank Marinelli; sisters, Lucy Marinelli and Rose Mary Vanorder.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7pm Thursday (Jan. 23, 2020) at White Chapel Funeral Home 197 South St, Auburn, NY 13021, military rites will immediately follow.  Funeral mass will be 10:00 am Friday (Jan. 24, 2020) at Holy Family Church in Auburn.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to National Kidney Foundation of CNY
731 James St., # 200, Syracuse, NY 13203

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January 23, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
White Chapel Funeral Home
197 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Funeral Mass
January 24, 2020

10:00 AM
Holy Family Church
75 North Street
Auburn, New York 13021

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