OBITUARY

Andrew Marafino

December 24, 1924March 31, 2019
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Andrew Marafino, 94, of Bridgewater passed away, Sunday, March 31, 2019.

He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 24, 1924 and was the son of the late John and Assunta Marafino.

Andrew attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio for two years and then the New England Conservatory of Music for two years. He taught music and mathematics in numerous public school systems for 20 plus years. He enjoyed repairing musical instruments for his students.

During WWII he served in the US Marine Corp.

In 2001, he moved to Harrisonburg from Cranston, Rhode Island and he was of the Catholic faith.

On June 4, 1949 he married the former Margie Hicks, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Andrew Marafino of Tucson, AZ, John Marafino of Harrisonburg, Peter Marafino of North Providence, RI, Margaret Marafino of Newport, RI and Norma Marafino of Harrisonburg; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Victor Marafino; two brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be held 11 am, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Father Silvio Kaberia officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Culpeper National Cemetery 2 pm, on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Memorial contributions can be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 154 N Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Margie Hicks Marafino, Wife
  • Andrew Marafino, Son
  • John Marafino, Son
  • Peter Marafino, Son
  • Margaret Marafino, Daughter
  • Norma Marafino, Daughter
  • Numerous -, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren
  • Victor Marafino, Son
  • Assunta Marafino, Mother
  • John Marafino, Father
  • Two -, Brothers
  • One -, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Andrew Marafino

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steven zannini

April 4, 2019

when Andy or Victor and myself got into trouble Mr. Marafino would look at us and say "what the hecks the matter with you guys".

Cynthia Marafino

April 1, 2019

Grandpa and Jimmy

Judy, Cynthia, Jimmy, David, and Victoria Marafino

April 1, 2019

Dearest Grandpa,

We lost a wonderful man whom had a profound influence on all or lives. You shaped us into strong willed human beings. We will never forget your strength, courage, passion, and love for music. Through these past years of struggles, loosing your son and eventually your independence, you never seized to amaze us with your determination. We love you Grandpa and we are glad you are at peace.

We know you are in a better place. We believe that better place has surrounded you with eternal love. I'm sure at the end of that tunnel when you hit that bright light you were greeted with many hugs. Your mother, your father, your sister Mary, your brothers Silvio and Alfred, your nephew John, your Marine Corps buddies, and Grandma Hicks and her gang. I'm sure you were greeted by several "old friends", as you use to call Cindy and Jimmy every time they visited you at the nursing home.

Most important we believe the biggest hug of all came from your son Victor.

Give Dad a hug for us!

Love Always,
Judy, David, Victoria, and your "old friends" Cindy and Jimmy

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Biography

Andrew Marafino, 94, of Bridgewater passed away, Sunday, March 31, 2019.

He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 24, 1924 and was the son of the late John and Assunta Marafino.

Andrew attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio for two years and then the New England Conservatory of Music for two years. He taught music and mathematics in numerous public school systems for 20 plus years. He enjoyed repairing musical instruments for his students.

During WWII he served in the US Marine Corp.

In 2001, he moved to Harrisonburg from Cranston, Rhode Island and he was of the Catholic faith.

On June 4, 1949 he married the former Margie Hicks, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Andrew Marafino of Tucson, AZ, John Marafino of Harrisonburg, Peter Marafino of North Providence, RI, Margaret Marafino of Newport, RI and Norma Marafino of Harrisonburg; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Victor Marafino; two brothers and one sister.

A funeral service will be held 11 am, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Father Silvio Kaberia officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at Culpeper National Cemetery 2 pm, on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Memorial contributions can be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 154 N Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.