Audrey (Jennings) Marino
It is with great sadness that the family of Audrey (Jennings) Marino, of Rockville-Vernon, announce her death on June 7, 2017, at the age of 82.
Audrey will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Patricia and son-in-law, Jonathan Dewald, of Toronto, Ontario; sister Rae Jennings of Dallas, Texas; brother, Dean and sister-in-law, Carol Jennings, of Tolland; sister-in-law, Lois Jennings of Walpole, Massachusetts; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Pasquale Marino; and brother, Craig Jennings.
A native of the Boston area, Audrey was a lifelong political activist, feminist, cat lover, and Red Sox fan. In her 20s she worked at Northeastern University as a secretary and later as administrative assistant to the Dean of Business, and that is where she met her future husband Pasquale Marino, who at the time of his death was Dean of Engineering at Manhattan College. After they married she remained active in politics and was deeply committed to various progressive causes, including women’s equality, reproductive rights, and education reform. Her longstanding interest in politics found apt expression in recent years when she regularly had her comments published online by the New York Times.
Audrey and Pasquale were married for 20 happy years before his sudden death at age 48. After her husband’s death, Audrey spent several years living with the family of Dean and Carol Jennings, and helped to raise their two daughters, Andrea and Stacy, with whom she became very close. Late in life, Audrey became part of the community at Florence Mill Apartments. Her family and friends will always remember her open-mindedness, humor, warmth, and compassion.
Funeral service and burial will be private.
Published in Journal Inquirer from June 10 to June 14, 2017
Marino, Audrey Jennings [MCfacultyspouse RIP]
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