Gregory Thomas Marinelli

Born: Sat., Feb. 17, 1945
Died: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

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Gregory Thomas Marinelli

How do you say goodbye to someone who has been your best friend, husband, Dad and Papa for so many years?
Well sadly today, Monday, February 10, 2020, we, the family of Gregory Thomas Marinelli, did just that.
Greg was born in Sydney Mines (just a few years ago) to his amazing parents, the late Vincent and Mary Marinelli.
For most of his life Greg worked in sales, representing several National companies Johnson & Johnson .....Nabisco....and until his retirement last year....ASM Bedford NS, just to name a few, and if you were to ask any of his accounts they would tell you Greg could sell you anything you didn’t know you needed.
Greg loved nothing more than spending time with family...laughing...reminiscing while chowing down on spaghetti and meatballs or turkey dinner. No matter where he was it was always the perfect occasion for a glass ...maybe two...or possibly three glasses of his homemade wine and everyone knew, it wasn’t an occasion without Greg!
His quick wit and sense of humour and his contagious laugh kept the party going.
Whether at home on the deck, or in Ingonish ...Greg was in his happy place...until these last few years...he was just as content in his second home...Dominican Republic...his bubba in hand doing absolutely nothing.
Left to smile at our journey together over the last 30 years...his wife and partner in crime, Alana Joyce (Morton-Smith) Marinelli Sydney,
He also leaves his son Mark (‘special ‘ daughter-in-law Wendy) Marinelli, New Waterford, daughter Jane (Manu) Marinelli -Simm, London, Ontario, son Jason (Tricia) Marinelli -Simm, Toronto Ontario, step-son Ryan Smith, Fort McMurray, sister Marguerite (Garon) Awalt, Halifax ...nephew's Steven and Sean Awalt, and families, Halifax. Also left to mourn are his grandchildren Drake and Kristen Marinelli, New Waterford, Daemin and Yoon Marinelli-Simm, Toronto, Ontario...step-grandsons Mason Allen Smith and Rylie Embree, Porters Lake, also, his fur baby Abbey and his grandson fur baby Thor.
As per Greg’s request, cremation has taken place, and a celebration of life with family and friends will be held in the future.
Donations may be made to your local SPCA, Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.
So, until we meet again ...we will say Ola ...and know that our lives and this world will be never be the same without you ...❤️
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