|Frank E. Marinelli, 85, lifelong resident of Glastonbury, loving husband, father, and papa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 14, 2010 at Hartford Hospital with his family at his side. Born November 14, 1924 at the family homestead in Glastonbury, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Palmira (Urbanetti) Marinelli. Frank served his country during World War II in Europe as a medic in General George Pattonís 3rd Army. While in France, met his beloved wife of 63 years, Lucienne Bordet Marinelli. After the war, the couple came back to America and started their life together and a wonderful family. Along with Lucienne, Frank will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his loving family; his six devoted daughters, Joseline McGeary, Kathy Morgan, Marilyn Wnuk, and Carole Michalik all of Glastonbury, Michele Enes of Dania Beach, FL, and Karen Martin of Hebron; eleven grandchildren whom with he cherished every moment he spent with them; Robert McGeary, Steven & his wife Krista, Joseph Morgan, Jessica Wnuk, Isabel Enes, Melissa & Zachary Martin, Noelle, Elijah, Eva, & Helena Michalik; his sons-in-law; Robert McGeary, Jeffrey Morgan, David Wnuk, John Enes, Michael Martin, and Peter Michalik, all of whom he welcomed into his heart and home and loved as his own sons and cherished their relationships. Frank also leaves his uncle, Julius Urbanetti; brother, Louis Marinelli; sisters, Esther Derench, Nancy Derench, June Boains, and May Donahue; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless extended family and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother John Marinelli, and sister, Mary Uriano. Frank retired from Hamilton Standard in 1990 after many years of service, then went to work at Stop and Shop for 19 years, recently retiring in January 2010, stating that is was the best job he ever had, because it enabled him to be with hundreds of people every day. In addition to his work, Frank was a communicant of Saint Paulís Church, along with being an active member in the many clubs and organizations; Saint Paulís Menís Club, The Knights of Columbus, Veteranís Service Committee, Veteranís of Foreign Wars, Army Navy Club, Colonial Region Plymouth Club, Bell Town Antique Car Club, Magliano Sabina Society and The American Legion. Frank was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was a gentle, generous, kind, and compassionate man, with an awesome sense of humor. He loved to golf, play cards, work on his antique cars and plant a huge garden so he could feed his family and friends. In addition, Frank was quite the performer and loved to dance, sing, and play the guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and banjo. His greatest joy in life was being around his family and friends. Everyone was welcome in his home. The Marinelli family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Takata and Dr. Kern who saved Frankís life in September 1989 and gave us an extra 20+ years with him. A special thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses, and Staff of Hartford Hospitalís Ninth Floor, Bliss Intensive Care Unit; their care and concern for Frank and his family cannot be matched. Thank you to Dr. Orlando III, Dr. Blinder and all at Hartford Hospital for their extraordinary measures. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kevin Tally for his compassion and amazing care, under which his gifted skills as a physician, allowed Frank and his family to enjoy the last several years together. A thank you to the staff and other doctors of Consulting Cardiologists for their help and concern. Last but not least, the Marinelli family would like to thank all the family and friends who called and came to the homestead to offer us support during Frankís recent illness. Funeral procession from the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Avenue, Glastonbury will held Monday April 19, 2010, beginning at 9:00am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Frankís life at 10:00am in St. Paul Church, 2577 Main Street, Glastonbury. Interment will be in the family plot at Holy Cross Cemetery (Section 1), 17 Wickham Rd. at the corner of Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. Frankís family will receive relatives and friends at the Funeral Home, TODAY, SUNDAY April 18, 2010 from 4-7pm. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made in Frankís name to the following; either Saint Paulís Church, 2577 Main St. Glastonbury, The Disabled Veteranís Fund, 35 Cold Spring Rd., Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or Hartford Hospitalís Division of Cardiology, 80 Seymour St. Hartford, CT 06102. To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for further information, please visit farleysullivan.com.