MARINI, Luciano (Lucien) of Newton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 21st in his home in Newton at the age of 90.
Luciano “Lucien” was born December 13, 1930, in S’Elia, Italy to Enrico and Celeste Marini. Luciano joins in heaven his beautiful wife of 49 years, Susan (Buontempo) Marini. Luciano also leaves behind his five children: Henry (Lynn) Marini of Bluffton, SC, Lucien (Melissa) Marini of Arlington, Celeste Schuh (Roger) of Reading, Suzanne Marini-Wing (Matt) Woburn. and Bruno Marini (Jule Frechette) of Newton.
He leaves his four beautiful and loving grandchildren, whom he adored, Elizabeth, Caroline, Olivia, and Jacob as well as many nieces and nephews. He also joins in heaven, his brother Tony Marini and his sister Antonia/Antoinette DiMambro.
Luciano was a man of tremendous heart, work ethic and loyalty. His passions included spending time with family and friends, gardening, bocce, scratch tickets, playing scopa & solitaire with his Italian cards, the Catholic Church where he served as an usher for over 25 years. Luciano was also very loyal in his support of Local 4 and proudly retired from AJ Welch Construction where he worked for over 40 years as a Hoist Engineer. Driving through Boston, he would proudly tell many stories, of all the different excavation projects he worked on to build up the city .
Upon his retirement, Luciano found his new favorite hobby as a Crossing Guard for the Newton Schools system. He said it was his favorite job as he was surrounded by children every day and loved to see their smiles. The neighborhood knew him for his ever-present smile, stories, and twinkle in his eye as he greeted the families each day.
He was a loyal member of the Sons of Italy in Watertown where he assisted the weekly Bingo games as well as winning numerous awards in Bowling and Bocce.
Luciano will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality and his heartfelt commitment to family and friends. The family is grateful for all his caregivers in his final few years who provided tremendous warmth and care of him, allowing his wish to be fulfilled to remain in his home that he built.
The family insists that in In lieu of flowers, kindly make a small donation in memory of his beloved wife Susan Marini to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mass General Hospital, 114 16th St. #2011, Charlestown, MA 02129.
Visiting hours Thursday, Sept. 30 from 4-7pm in the Magni Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Friday, Oct. 1, at 10:30AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton. Burial Newton Cemetery.