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Pasquale J. Marino

February 16, 1928 — October 2, 2023


Pasquale J. Marino

Pasquale J. "Patsy" Marino, age 95, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023, at his home in Walpole, Massachusetts, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Milford, Massachusetts on February 16, 1928, he was the son of the late John and Gusseppina (DiSalvia) Marino. Patsy was raised in Walpole, where he found his love for sports on the football field and baseball diamond as a young boy.  He took his athletic skills to Walpole High School, playing varsity football and baseball before his graduation in 1948.  Following his graduation, Patsy worked various jobs until taking a position with the Town of Walpole's Department of Public Works, working as a laborer in the Highway Department.


Patsy married his beloved wife, Joan E. D'Espinosa, on April 8, 1953, at Saint Mary's Church in East Walpole.  Together they made their home in Walpole, where they raised three children, Patricia, Michael, and Edward.  He continued his career with the DPW, earning various promotions over the years, before being named superintendent of the Highway Department.  Patsy retired from the Highway Department in 1990, with nearly forty years of service to the citizens in his community.  Retirement for Patsy was short lived, as he enjoyed working alongside the Cisternelli family, paving driveways and parking lots in the area. 


While Patsy worked hard, he truly enjoyed a wonderful social life.  He was a longtime member of the Italian American Club in Walpole, meeting fellow members for bocce tournaments during the nice weather.  Patsy looked forward to days spent on area golf courses with friends, telling stories and trying to perfect his game.  He spent many Wednesday evenings in his friend’s billiard rooms and went on to run the tables at the Norwood Elks Lodge and the Walpole Senior Center.  Friday nights were reserved for his closest friends, dining out at a restaurant before returning to either the Averi or Lamperti home to enjoy dessert and a few rounds of cards. 


Most of all, Patsy was devoted to his family, ensuring he was always present for any events or celebrations.  He shared an incredibly special bond with his wife, Joan, often escaping their busy lives to take in the natural beauty surrounding their camp at Harbor Hill Campground on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.  Back at home in Walpole, Patsy loved working in his basement wood shop, crafting various pieces of furniture to give to those he loved so much.  At the end of a long day, there was nothing better than settling in with his family to watch his beloved Boston teams, supporting them from his living room, as long as they were having a good year.


Beloved husband of the late Joan E. (D'Espinosa) Marino.

Loving father of Patricia A. Dockery and her husband, Kevin, of Walpole, Michael V. Marino and his wife, Ellen, of Tennessee, and the late Edward J. Marino.

Cherished grandfather of Kevin Dockery, Jr. and his wife, Meghan, of North Attleborough and Allison Dockery and her husband, Bobby, of Walpole; and great grandfather to six adoring great grandchildren.

Brother of Theresa M. Hohl of Buffalo, New York and the late Mary E. Blais.

Also survived by several nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Patsy's Life Celebration on Monday, October 9th, 2023, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole, on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, at 10:30 AM.  Interment will take place at Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Patsy's name may be made to Old Colony Hospice and Palliative Care, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 or at




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Life Celebration

Monday, October 9, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Church

10 Diamond St, Walpole, MA 02081

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