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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   Posted Wed February 12, 2020
Alana I'm so sorry to hear about Greg my prayers and thoughts are with you.i love you ❤.

Bob McNeil
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
So sad to hear of Greg's passing, I have had the pleasure of knowing him the past 20 years, a finer fellow couldn't be found. My heart goes out to all those he left behind, he will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace Greg......


Libby MacRae Henderson
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Often thought of Greg - grew up next door to him. My sister MaryLee and I spent many days playing in his yard or our yard. He was a good friend. Sorry for your loss.

Pat &Betty Anne Mac Millan
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Mark& family ,we were so very sorry to read of the death of your father.Know that he is wrapped in God's loving arms and surrounded by all those he loved who have gone before him.Remember that you and your children are a part of him so really he lives on through all of you . Speak of him often and his memory will never die .Although we did not know your dad ,we know you and your father raised a good man .May he rest in peace.So sorry for your loss.

irene wasag
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Alana, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Greg. You are in my thoughts at this very sad time. Please feel free to reach out if needed. Love you.

john o'donnell
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Our hearts are aching for you right now. When Greg and I worked together we formed a lasting bond. So when someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure. Greg certainly is a treasure. Our deepest sympathy to you and yours.
John & Susan o'Donnell.

Tootsie Desrosiers
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Mark and Family so sorry to hear about your father your in my thoughts and prayers.

joe mackinnon
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020

Jo-Ann & Tracy MacDonald
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Mark, Wendy and all extended families. We are very sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Our thought & prayers are with all of you. May all your special memories ease the pain during this difficult time.
Jo-Ann & Tracy MacDonald
Albert Bridge

Judy Hall
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Alana, So sorry to hear about Greg. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Judy Hall

Valerie and Mike Mackeigan
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Alana! We are so sorry to hear of your loss GREG. Always enjoyed seeing you guys on our walks in the neighbor hood......
Val and Mike

Wilma/Barry Wadden
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020

Murdock MacLean
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Dear Alana: Moments ago, I was informed that Greg had passed away. Truly, I was saddened to hear of his passing. I had the great privilege of knowing Greg for 39 years. Even though we didn't see one another as often as we would have liked, when we did meet up with one another, it was like continuing a conversation that we had yesterday. Greg had a great sense of humour and could tell a great story as well as a joke too. We had many a laugh regarding our time with Canners and Nabisco. His laugh will remain with me forever. My condolences to you, Alana, and to his children and extended family. Rest in peace my dear friend. Doc

Sue kelly (steele)
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Greg's passing. Being a friend of Margs I saw Greg grow up. So many wonderful memories at Marinelli's and Clyde Ave. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Greg.

Darlene MacKenzie
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Oh Alana, so very sorry to read of Greg's passing.

Your wonderful, fun and loving memories as well as your beautiful family will sustain you during this heartbreak. God Bless You All xoxo

Debbie Gwinn
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
So saddened to hear of Greg's passing our deepest sympathy to all the family our thoughts and prayers to all. Love Madonna Romeo and Family

Nancy (Awalt ) & Duncan McKinlay
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Alana , so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. He was a great guy with a great sense of humour, loved hearing his witty stories when I would visit Sydney Mines ,years ago with Garon. So hard on the family but thankfully he did not suffer. You have many wonderful memories to keep in your heart.

Karen williams
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
I’m am saddened to hear the news of Greg’s passing, I had the pleasure of Knowing Greg for 15 years with ASM, his kindness, and sense of humour are most memorable!! My thoughts and prayers to Alana and family❤️ RIP Greg❤️

Judy Walsh
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Dear Alana and family, Marguerite and Garon. I was so very sad to get the news of Greg's passing. As Children he was my hero, and my greatest love, one I have always kept dear in my heart despite time and distance. His wonderful humour and kind nature are legendary. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrea Carpino
   Posted Thu February 20, 2020
Alana, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. Andrea

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